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Dive Review of Jack's Diving Locker in
Hawaii/Kona

Jack's Diving Locker, Feb, 2013,

by Jonnie Stubbenhagen, OR, US ( 2 reports). Report 6895.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Jacks diving locker is well organised and ran. Three boats. They have classic dives (that are more suited to beginner divers) and advanced dives (that are well suited to divers). we went out with them for three days of diving. There were whales everywhere with some breaching. The skipper went of his way to stop and look for them and stayed with them for quite some time. Some of the calfs were breaching which was spectacular. All the time the skipper kept the minimum distance - which we liked. He would stop the props if they were around. The diving was very good. Hard corals - no soft corals. Two different dive masters lead the dives, Allison and Ryan (and Jim on one). All were very good. Allison did an amazing job of continually pointing out the tiniest things like leaf fish and nudibranch, eels and small octopus. Which really made the dives - almost all of the best stuff is the small stuff. Except for the mantas which cruised by us in a line at 15 metres depth. They passed by slowly and in perfect formation for filming on the gopro. Another thing I liked was the long dive time - Allison stayed the 70 ~ 75 minutes of dive time - nice for those of us that don't like coming up. Ryan fixed a problem with the first stage on the boat which was pretty neat. The only issue I had was that the diving was pretty expensive compared to other places I have been. If you dont mind the cost you will have some great diving. Take a torch - you will see twice as much stuff as it tends to hide under and inside the corals.
Websites Jack's Diving Locker   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Global. Mid east, Asia Pacific. Europe ETC.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 24-24°C / 75-75°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100-300 M / 328-984 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 80 minute max dive time.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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