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Dive Review of Sandwich Isle Divers/Alii Point VRBO home in
Hawaii/Kona

Sandwich Isle Divers/Alii Point VRBO home, Dec, 2012,

by David Dornbusch, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6833.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Palau, Yap, Papua New Guinea, Coral Sea, Red Sea, Sipidan, Kapalai, Fiji, Roatan, Caymans, British Virgins, Turks & Caicos, Tonga, Belize, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 77 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Experienced divers left to dive their own profile, but dive masters have great eyes and know the sites very well and what critters generally live there.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 [None]

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 $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments One of the best diver operators I've had. Very sensitive to diver capabilities and needs. I and my family dived with 5 mm wetsuits on the first day and were cold in the 77 degree water. Without our asking, they simply showed up for our next day of diving with 5 mm shorties that fit over our full body wetsuits. Charged us only a modest $5/day for the additions that made us comfortable on all subsequent dives. Steve, the captain, and his dive masters are all very personable and extremely knowledgable. Bob produced octopi on nearly every dive. He, Jamie and Mary found frog fish, scorpion leaf, and a number of other pretty rare critters. Although we dove with some beginners, one even doing her certification check-out dives, we never felt inhibited and were allowed to stay down as long as our computers would allow. Six diver maximum!
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