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

Jack's Diving Locker/Bay Club, Aug, 2013,

by Ernest Lavagetto, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 7147.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Pelagic Magic Night Dive is unique in the world. You are taken 3 miles off the Kona Coast in an ocean area well over a mile deep. The late night dive allows you to experience the daily upwelling of small pelagic creatures who spend the day light hours at great depths in the ocean. If you are interested in seeing the ancient life forms and small creatures that all the larger, more evolved, sea life eat, then this is the dive for you. While it is a bit unnerving to jump into the deep late night darkness of the really deep ocean, the display of small creatures is amazing (the largest life form I saw was squid moving by and feeding at about 20 miles an hour). I only wish I had more lights with me so I could see a larger area in the immense darkness. You are tied to the boat on your own individual 35 foot line. This is important because the ocean creatures come to you and you quickly lose a sense of where you are and where you are going in the darkness. During the one hour plus dive the boat had drift almost 4 miles with no sense of the movement on my part. Bring a camera, still or video ( you can also buy a video from Jack's dive locker), because there is no better way to report to your friends the strange creatures that you will see.
Websites Jack's Diving Locker   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Cozumel, Monterey, Channel Islands , St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 100- Ft/ 30- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Did Jack's Pelagic Magic Night Dive tethered to boat. See comments on this unique dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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