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Dive Review of Pacific Rim Divers in
Hawaii/Kona

Pacific Rim Divers, Aug, 2006,

by Patricia Watson, OK, United States ( 2 reports). Report 3263.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Tahiti, Galapagos, Fiji, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh Strait, Wakatobi, Alor, Grenada, Bahamas, Roatan, Utilla, Belize, Little Cayman, Cozumel, Curacao
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm, surge, noCurrents
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 45 to 65 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]Photographers' facilities limited by nature of boat (six-pack day boat.) Crew extremely knowledgeable and careful with cameras.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments
If you dive the Kona coast, you will have a difficult time finding a more dedicated, knowledgeable, FUN dive operation. Patrice, (in charge) Dave and Carlos are savvy, witty, and experienced. Patrice, especially, works as hard as any divemaster weve encountered to find the critters for you, and with her ever on-hand slate, lets you know what you are seeing, immediately. An amazing show was when she picked up a sea cucumber, and carefully dug a small crab out of the anal opening to show us, then carefully put him back and replaced the cucumber! From years of diving the area, she knows where everybody lives or can be found at all the sites. Divers are free to go it on their own, though, if they prefer. (Youll miss a lot!) She is also very sensitive to currents, and careful to go elsewhere if conditions are not conducive to good diving.- - - And the refreshments! Best ever, including great deli wraps one day, brownies to die for every day, a variety of fruit, nuts, chips, etc., and a new (for us) snack - - green soy beans in the pod, to which we became addicted. Crunchy and delicious! - - - The like-new boat takes a maximum of six divers, has a shaded area, and is well equipped for safety and comfort. - - - We recommend Pacific Rim for maximum diving enjoyment!
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