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Dive Review of Kona Ocean Adventures/N/A in
Hawaii/Kailua Kona, HI, USA

Kona Ocean Adventures/N/A, Oct, 2012,

by Sandra J Walzer, HI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 6736.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food 5 stars
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 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I have been diving in Kailua Kona for seven years with various dive operators. Only after moving here did I discover Kona Ocean Adventures owned by Danny Scott and Laure McElwee. This is a small operation that does not take more than six divers at a time. The boat is very comfortable with a working head (not common on many of the bigger boats!)I dove with Laure and with Tim (another DM who works with them). Danny, unfortunately was relegated to driving the boat due to an injury, but should be back in the water soon. They all go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable dive, and extend extra help when needed. I'm 75, so really appreciate that extra help getting in and out of the boat. All I can say about the "snack" between dives is it's more like a seven course meal. If you like small dive groups, plenty of attention and a fun dive, I highly recommend KOA. They also do snorkel, dolphin, manta ray trips and group charters.
Websites Kona Ocean Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonair, Cozumel, Aruba, Curacao, St. Martin, St. Thomas, St. John, Bermuda, Bahamas, Fiji, Cabos, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas no currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No major restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I do not take good pictures above water, so have not tried it below :) The one person taking picture seemed to be quite satisfied with KOA's setup and assistance.
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