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Dive Review of Jack's Diving Locker/Kona Alii Condominiums in
Hawaii/N/A

Jack's Diving Locker/Kona Alii Condominiums: "Kona, HI / Jack's Diving Locker", Nov, 2015,

by Leonard Vaughn, WA, US ( 1 report). Report 8776.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments After a 15 year hiatus from recreational diving, I brought my wife and daughter to Kona to complete their openwater certifications, and together get our Advanced/Adventure certs with Jack's Diving Locker.

The great staff at Jack's made this very easy, working with us to get all our required dives in during what turned out to be a very busy holiday time for them. In 4 days of diving, we had four different instructors but this was welcomed as it gave the new divers in our family a chance to see many different styles of instruction and dive guide. All instructors were highly competent, and dealt with our range of experience easily. It was great to see my future dive buddies quickly go from timid newbies to confident, careful divers.

We dove on three separate boats, mostly to well travelled sites. Water temps were just above 80 degrees, F. A couple above "normal" for the Kona coast. The bleaching of individual antler and cauliflower coral heads is very striking. Time will tell whether these reefs recover quickly or not. The diversity of fish observed was typical of my previous trips in the 90's, which given the training emphasis on this trip was a pleasant surprise. Hawaiian Lionfish, Tiger shark, Octopus and various common eels were the highlights.

Our final dive was their north Manta site. For the naturalist, the manta dives of Kona today are more like a rock concert than a natural experience. I would not personally repeat it. But the family loved it, and coupled with the surge and few skills required to complete an "adventure night dive" it increased everyone's confidence levels... and was very entertaining.
Websites Jack's Diving Locker   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Puget Sound, Catalina/Channel Islands, Southern CA beaches.
Closest Airport KOA Getting There easy from mainland U.S.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 81-°F / 27-°C Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions N/A
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I was not doing photography, but I heard no complaints from those that were.
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