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Dive Review of Dive Makai/Kona Hawaiian Village in

Dive Makai/Kona Hawaiian Village, Aug, 2003,

by Sandra J. Walzer, AZ, USA . Report 1341.

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 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I really wish I had scheduled ALL of my dives before leaving home, since there were a few I would have enjoyed, but they were filled by the time I got to the island. DM is primarily a family operation that has been in business for 30 years. They are extremely safety conscious; both of their divers and the underwater enviornment. As a senior diver, who does not get in the water as often as she'd like, I felt very comfortable and appreciated the time and patience given to me to get my gills wet again. Thorough briefings were given before every dive as to what we could expect to see -- which was very helpful, especially when you were looking at something like a juvenile rockfish! I think it's a 6 to 1 ratio of divermaster to divers, and they all seemed to know where every little critter was hiding. The boat was comfortable, but did not have a head, and the snacks were just okay. However, the fun, devoted, and knowledgeable crew made up for any shortcomings. I will be one of those "repeat" customers the next time I go to Kona.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Several of the Carribean Islands, Cozumel, Bonaire, Fiji
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas noCurrents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 20-60 Ft/ 6-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions We were given a choice of suggested places to dive, and if one of us had been to a particular spot, we were asked if we would mind doing it again.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Since I take terrible pictures on land, I don't even attempt to take them UW! Do admire those who are able to capture the beauty of the sea on film.
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