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Dive Review of Kona Honu Divers/Sheraton in
Hawaii/Two Step

Kona Honu Divers/Sheraton: "The big island: consistent, easy shore diving.", Oct, 2017,

by Dan Benson, WA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 9849.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Ah yes. The Big Island. A perennial favorite. Easy diving, always good visibility. Easy access to the west coast.
Our favorite is "Two-Step". Interestingly, it's not listed as such in the tour books anymore.
Two Step is at the "City of Refuge", south of Kailua-Kona. Take the signs to "city of refuge" and take a right just before the toll booth.
There's a gravel parking lot owned by the Catholic Church and you can part there for a voluntary $5.00 fee. But there's also free parking right at the water's edge if you get there early. Never heard of any problem with thievery in either place.
To dive two-step walk west over the lava. At water's edge look for two steps in the edge of the lava! You can also make a giant stride entry but the bottom isn't real deep.
Best way to dive is to head northwest from the entry. Ultimately you'll come to the edge of the drop off. You can dive between 30' and over 130' there.
VERY IMPORTANT: There's a new shortcut from the Sheraton toward the two step area. Continue south on Alii drive past the Sheraton. NO NEED TO GO UP THE HILL!
But there's also many other excellent dive sites on the west side of the Big Island.
Macro stuff is pretty scarce at the big island, but there's a wonderful selection of butterfly fish, tangs, eels, marine mammals, etc.
Websites Kona Honu Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia (5 times), Philippines, Red Sea, Hawaii, West Coast U.S., Bahamas, Cuba, Caymans, Bonaire, Curacao, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Maldives,
Closest Airport KOA Getting There

Dive Conditions

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

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions We don't dive with an operator.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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