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Dive Review of Wanna Dive/Sheraton in

February, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by William Fisher, UT, USA
Report Number 2767
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Kauaii, Truk Lagoon, Guam, Tahiti, Fiji, Cozumel, Yap, several carribean
islands, Bermuda, Roatan, Palau
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy  
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
74   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
On surface with 500psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 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
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
My wife and I have dove twice with "WANNA DIVE" in Kona ( going
back in October). We had a great time and highly recommend this operator.
Small boat (6 pac), able to dive our computers. No rush, the pace of each
days diving day was set by us not by an operator in hurry to get done. All
nice dives 45 minutes to an hour fifteen. Between dives we did some whale
watching and mixed with pods of dolphins. We dove geezer gas and all mixes
were on the money, tanks were always over 3000 lbs. Steve, Bob and Rich
were great to dive with and a lot of fun. Boat had all the required safety
equipment and the fellows did a good safety brief.  You can dive your
profile after they check out your skills.  The guide will provide as much
or little help as you desire.  Steve has great sandwiches for the surface
interval and has water and gatorade.  Kona can get chilly so I recommend a
least a 3mm and hood, if you get cold easily, go to 5mm.

Photographers, weight yourself a little heavy so you can rest easily on the
bottom.  I spent 25 minutes at one turtle cleaning station and had as many
as 5 turtles there at one time.  Steve has a theory about when the turtles
will be there and it seems to work.

Beginners should be wary of the surge in the lava tubes, let the guide know
your skill level as you can get tossed around rather significantly.  Follow
their advice and lead and you should be okay.

If you plan on diving Kona, look up Wanna Dive, you will not be
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