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Dive Review of Kona Honu Divers in
Hawaii

Kona Honu Divers: "Great Return Trip to Hawaii", Apr, 2017,

by Mark Vanderlinden, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9542 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was the first time I have dived in Hawaii in nearly 20 years. On this trip most of any diving I did was on the Kona Coast. It did not disappoint. The staff and the boat they used were both terrific. I used the private guide option which is an additional fee. It is worth it if you like your freedom and don't like diving with or following a group. This is especially true if you are a photographer.
Websites Kona Honu Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving California, Florida, Hawaii, Micronesia (Palau, Yap, Truk), Wake and Johnston Is, Malysia (Sipadan), Okinawa, Maldives, Indonesia (Bali and Wakatobi), Solomon IS
Closest Airport Kona, Hawaii Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78-79°F / 26-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions They allow no solo diving ( none of the pro operators in Kona allow it as far as I know). The only way to really dive your own profile would probably be a private charter or use the private guide option.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments They have a large rinse barrel for cameras. On normal 1/2 day trips which are run daily, they would be hard pressed to accommodate more than several divers with large SLR rigs. In my case I had a mirrorless rig which worked well. The crew was sensitive in handling the UW photo equipment. Please see my comment above in the use of the private dive guide option.
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