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Dive Review of Kona Diving Company/n/a in

Kona Diving Company/n/a: "Kona Diving Company is top notch!", Sep, 2015,

by Angela Richards Dona, HI, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8360.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat, Southern Visayas, Philippines, Micronesia, Fiji, Egyptian Red Sea, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Cozumel, etc.
Closest Airport Kona Getting There Easy to get to Big Island from Honolulu or mainland USA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 26 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15 to 25 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions For our group there really were not any restrictions. We got to dive for as long as we wanted. Guilt is what brought us to the surface.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 On the boat there is a small bucket for UW cameras and this was just sufficien ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments It seems as though there is a culture of kind that starts with the owner Kerry and continues with all of the diving staff. When we arrived at the dock for the two evening dives, we were greeted by each of the staff personally. By this I mean, each one of them came up to each of us (and all other guests) and shook our hands and asked several questions like "where are you coming from", or similar. This is a lot more personal than standing in front of the diving group and asking each to go through their names.

We've been diving with a lot of different companies and we have experienced the entire spectrum of service from great to awful. Kona Diving Company (KDC) is great. Interestingly, the worst experience we've ever had was with a diving company in Kaua'i.

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