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Dive Review of Jack's Diving Locker/Kona Reef Condos in
Hawaii/Big Island

Jack's Diving Locker/Kona Reef Condos: "5 dive shops, 7 mostly good dive days", May, 2021,

by Mr Jeffrey Zankel, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11838 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments We were required to get a covid test before entering Hawaii and sign up with Safe Travels Hawaii to upload it. When I arrived they also asked for my Vax card which was in my dive bag so they swabbed me at the airport.
We rented 3 nice ocean view condos at Kona Reef which is older but in good shape and an easy walk to town and some dive shops. My Enterprise rental car cost a fortune but Barb used Rental Cars of Hawaii for much less.

May on the Big Island was a comfortable 80 degrees with mid 70s sea temps requiring my 5 mil suit.
We dove with Kona Honu divers on a couple of unmemorable "local dive" reefs, however, we were free to dive at our own pace.
Then we went on Big Island Diversí "Advanced Local dive" hoping for better. Though they did mana ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Jack's Diving Locker   Kona Reef Condos

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Truk, Soccoro, Cocos, Galapagos, Bonaire, Komodo, Bunaken, Papua
Closest Airport Kona Getting There Non Stop SFO. PCR test Required

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 74-76°F / 23-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Big Island and Kohala restrict you. Jack's, Mauna Lani and and Kona Hanu give you space
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The best you can expect on these day boats is a rinse tank ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Dec 26, 2021 14:36 EST  
If you had dived with Jack's every day, you would have gotten a multi-day discount, rinsing, and tour gear hung up to dry overnight. Surprised you didn't do the manta ray night dive.
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