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Dive Review of Dive Makai/Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff in

Dive Makai/Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff, May, 2006,

by Sherri Howard, CA, USA . Report 2504.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The new owners of Dive Maikai are carrying on the great tradition of thorough dive breifings and eco friendly diving. New owner Mike dove with us one day. We had not been diving for a couple years and Tom, previous owner and still involved, provided info for a great check up dive. Tim at South Kona Scuba (808-322-5012, Hwy 11, mile marker 113) provided gear and great directions to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (dive site "two steps"). Kayaks can be rented at same location from Kona Boys. It was an easy shore dive to refamiliarize ourselves with our gear and also a good place for non-divers. The boat leaves from Small Boat Harbor just north of Kona. DM's speak with each individual and try to accomodate the critter specific requests. Dive breifings are detailed and specific to each site. We were pleasantly surprised that one site was just off Royal Sea Cliff and had some of the healthiest corals we had seen on this trip. The boat lost one engine on Adventure Day and operator only charged for a regular day of diving. We were there the week after Mothers's Day and had the opportunity to dive with the DM's parents. As reported in previous years Chapbooks, you bottom time limit is your computer and your air.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Hawaii, Fiji, Cayman, California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 75-77°F / 24-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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