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Dive Review of Pacific Rim Divers/Bay Club at Waikiloa in
Hawaii/Kona

Pacific Rim Divers/Bay Club at Waikiloa, Aug, 2006,

by John Liston, IL, usa . Report 2733.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Maui, Cozumel, Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions A guided dive with usually a 75 foot max depth and an hour in length.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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 One person had a camera. There wasn't a photo table table but there was a rinse bucket.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I booked Pacific Rim divers after reading other reports from Undercurrent readers.....and they were right. Patrice Heller and Pacific Rim Divers are great for personal service, showing you sights and critters while diving.
There are only 6 divers on the boat (no head) and the twin Yamaha outboards can get you quickly to the dive sites. The boat is perfect for 6 divers with room at you dive station for your basic gear and forward for the dry gear. There are cup/bottle holders for your (provided) bottled water and pen to mark it. Water entry is k a back roll off of either the port or starboard side. Upon returning to the boat, a ladder is on the side and either Patrice or Capt. Dave took our tanks and belts. They did have a small solar heated camp shower set up after the second dive.
Patrice is EXCELLENT as a dive guide. She is antimated with her hands and with her dive slate in telling you different corals, fish, and small critters.
On our two tank dives at two different sites we averaged over an hour dive time and about 65 feet was the average depth. Patrice allowed some of our group to return to the boat when they were low on air and stayed with the rest of us to show us the sights on the reef.
My son (25 dives plus) and I had a great time. Patrice e-mailed before I left the mainland, and called me on the island to confirm our reservation and to see how much weight and what size tank my son needed or used. Her web site gave good directions and told where to meet for the dive.
Yes, her brownies are great!!! but she also had fruit, trail mix, bottled water, and ginger ale soda for the surface interval.
This is an excellent dive operation were you are number one when you dive with Pacific Rim Divers.
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