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Dive Review of Kona Honu Divers/Royal Sea Cliff in
Hawaii/Kona

Kona Honu Divers/Royal Sea Cliff, Aug, 2011,

by Tami Hunter, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 6442.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Roatan Honduras, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Turn around and head back towards boat with 1500 psi; under boat with 750 psi, on boat with 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Separate tank on board for camera equipment

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We dove five days (11 dives) with Kona Honu Divers. We were very impressed with them. They were conscientious of divers' experience, capabilities, and comfort level. They would ask ahead of time before taking us through lava tubes and tight places. By day three they were asking us where we had been to make sure we didn't duplicate dive sites. They actively sought out specific fish that we were looking for. It took all week, but they found us a frog fish.

We did the Manta Ray Night dive and that is a must if going to Kona. This dive made the whole trip. We had five mantas, including Big Bertha with a 14 ft. wingspan. Be sure you are very heavily weighted on this dive as you are kneeling on the bottom watching the spectacular show above you.

Thanks to Colin and Jason and the whole crew at Kona Honu Divers for making this a great dive trip.
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