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Dive Review of Sandwich Island Divers in
Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

Sandwich Island Divers, Apr, 2012,

by Richard Rigg, ID, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6531.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Belize, Aruba, Curacao, Cozumel, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 100 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Once you had been checked out you could dive your own profile
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments no rinse tank on boat but they were sensitve to the cameras and made sure they were safe and out of the way.

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 Sandwich Island Divers (SID) Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
SID is my type of shop, medium size boat, limited number of divers and the operator lets you dive at your level. This is not to imply a lack of safety or communication. I watch the owner Steve work with new divers and first time divers. His main concern is safety and then the groups ability. Steve always had an additional diver on the boat that was an additional guide. Both Steve and his helpers took the time underwater to point out interesting things which we discussed back on board. I have over 170 dives and Steve pointed out to me my first frogfish, he was small maybe 2 inches but so cool. Steve likes to dive slowly and look around which is the best way to see the cool stuff. Diving with Steve and his co-workers is like diving with a friend not a company. The boat holds 6 comfortably 8 would be a crowd. If you want a personal dive trip with a friend (no matter what our diving level) I highly recommend Sandwich Island Divers.
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