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Dive Review of Wanna Dive/Sheraton in

May, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by William Fisher, UT, USA
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Report Number 2769
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Kauai, Palau, Truk, Yap, Guam, Bermuda, several caribbean islands, Cozumel,
Roatan, Bermuda 
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 
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
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Freshwater bucket onboard
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
My wife and I spent several days diving in Kona with "WANNA
DIVE".  We were there in February and again in May, plan on returning
latter in 2006. 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.  The water can be cool so a 3-5 mm will feel
good. Steve has great sandwiches, water and gatorade for the surface

Photographers, weight yourself a little heavy so you can easily stay on the
bottom.  I spent 25 minutes at one cleaning station and had as many as 5
turtles there at once.  Great sight to see so many Tangs covering a turtle
that you can barely see the animal.  Steve has theory about when the
turtles are on the cleaning station and it seems to work.

The lava tubes can have an exceptionally strong surge, so beginners beware.
 Listen to the guide and take their lead, you can get thrown around inside
the tubes.

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