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Dive Review of Wanna Dive Kona in
Hawaii/Big Island

May, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Mr Terry Bartley, ON, CA
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 6564
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cuba, Colombia, Grenada, Mexico, Ontario, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
Water Temp
75   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive computer/air  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
Steve runs a nice dive op.
A small 6 pack is the reason we chose him. Very laid back, and long bottom
times are all good reasons to pick his dive op.
He does the longest dive briefs that we have ever had.  Out comes the fish
book to show you what you might see.  At the site, he will go over the reef
site, which way we are going, what the bottom looks like--just great.
He takes his time underwater too.  It's nice to stop and watch cleaning
stations, or some fish behavior, looking into all the nooks and crannies,
not making it a race. 
During the SIT time sandwiches are passed around, and off to the next site.
Expect though most of the day for diving.  You leave the habor anywhere
from 9:30-10 and don't come back til 1:30-2.
The boat does not have a head, might be a consideration for some.
We were very pleased with Steve and his operation and would not hesitate to
recommend him.
(we dove in May and with a 3mm.  Had to rent a 3mm shortie to go overtop of
our wetsuits, found it cold.)
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