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Dive Review of Wanna Dive Kona/Sheraton in

August, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Robert Halem, CA, US
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Report Number 5685
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Kauai, Monterey, Grand Cayman, Cancun, Naples, Ft Lauderdale, Catalina
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay in sight of DM, back on the anchor line at 500psi.  No time limit. 
All dives were +/- an hour.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
No special facilities for cameras, but they are handled with care and
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
This was my third year in a row diving with WannaDive.  Steve does an
excellent job of making sure that every dive is special.  I messed up once
and didn't consult my logbook so we did dive a location I had done last
year, but after that we checked previous years and always found someplace
new.  In past years I dove with Cathy and Bob, both excellent tour leaders.
 They seem to have every dive site on the Kona coast dialed-in.  They must
know where every frog fish in Hawaii is located since they seem to find
them on every dive.

Even though this was my third year, it was also the first time I got to
dive with Steve, the owner.  In the past, he has stayed up and provided
surface support.  Now I can put him in the same high level category as Bob
and Cathy.

I find it interesting that each of the DMs will conduct a dive that feels
different.  They have different personal interests and it shows in the
tours they lead, but I would have trouble picking my favorite, they are all

This year I didn't do the Manta dive having done it the previous three
years.  Considering the reports of massive numbers, I should have and will
probably do it again if we go back to Kona next year.

Rates are in line with other Kona shops, perhaps a bit less, but discounts
start kicking in on the third trip and beyond and make it a really good
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