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Dive Review of Pacific Rim Divers in
Hawaii/Big Island Hawaii

Pacific Rim Divers: "Beauty on the Big Island", Mar, 2017,

by Jeanette Hartshorn, MO, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 9907 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Tons of fun exploring the reefs of the Big Island with Captain Frank and Pacific Rim Divers! Lots of fishes and critters; great guides helping to point out the tiny stuff; long bottom times well over 60min. My first time seeing a pod of dolphins underwater- wow how beautiful is that! And a curious but friendly tiger shark made a few appearances which got the adrenaline going! I hear she (Laverne, so she is named) may be visiting opportunistically thanks to some fisherman cleaning in the area. Pretty wonderful seeing her too; she posed no threat to us just checking us out. I understand Pacific Rim recently got this new boat that we were on- very comfortable and plenty of room. Underwater conditions varied depending on day and location. Captain Frank is a great guy and very passionate about what he does. Definitely recommend this operation if you're diving on the Big Island!
Websites Pacific Rim Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Indonesia, Maldives, Pacific, Cocos Island, Galapagos
Closest Airport Kona Hawaii Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 75-77°F / 24-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60- Ft/ 18- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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