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Dive Review of Kona Honu Divers/Westin Mauna Kea in
Hawaii/Kona

Kona Honu Divers/Westin Mauna Kea: "Missed the Mantas, but 3 days with a well run shop.", Sep, 2021,

by Joel Horie, UT, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 11822.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments Dove three days. First day was the two tank Manta. It was like Jacks Diving locker, with late afternoon Eel cove dive, followed by the night Manta dive in the same area. They told us they hadn't seen any Manta the previous week and we were the only two boats there. During the afternoon surface interval, a large female Monk seal showed up to hang and scratch on the anchor line. No Mantas showed on the night dive. After about 20 minutes(lots of Opaka paka and Trevaly), we just went off on a night dive. A ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Kona Honu Divers   Westin Mauna Kea

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Belize, Grand Cayman, Socal, Bonaire, Roatan, Cabo Pulmo, Cozumel
Closest Airport KOA Kona Getting There Hawaii Safe travels, for pre arrival COVID info.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the DM, until the end of dive, then finish on your own near the boat. Black water, stay tethered until ready end dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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 Table and tank on the large boat. Just a tank on the small boat. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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