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Dive Review of Jack's Diving Locker/Kona Coast in
Hawaii/Kona, Big Island

Jack's Diving Locker/Kona Coast, Aug, 2014,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 51 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 7706.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments the bad: not great diving but ok for beginners; they do NOT go deep;
the coral was bleached or dead, still there were tropical fishes;
the operation is huge; meet at 8:30 am and get back ~ 2:30pm.

the good: the crew was very good; lunch was served ( sandwich and cookies, drinks); very polite people; 3 divers thought ~ 80 F was warm water ( they were overweight); 77F was cold for me; the diving operation was very experienced; they rinsed our wet suits with disinfectants (99% of other dive operations do not do that);
the dive shop is very organized and experienced.
Websites Jack's Diving Locker   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat, Palau, Yap, Mexico, caribbean, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 77-78°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions follow the DM
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Matt the DM found nudibranch and a cowrie for us;
eel and tropical fishes
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By Ms Lynda Durfeein VA, US at Aug 24, 2014 09:56 EST  
Did you do the regular 2-tank am dive? They have an advanced 2-tank dive for experienced divers that goes to deeper sites (up to 130 on one trip). The Manta night dive is not to be missed. I did that and a regular am day in Jan.
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