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Dive Review of Sun and Sea Hawaii, Hilo/Hilo Seaside Hotel in
Hawaii/Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Sun and Sea Hawaii, Hilo/Hilo Seaside Hotel, Feb, 2013,

by Stanislaw Zuk, NY, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6884.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Panama, Bonaire, Fiji, Palau, Yap, Cook Islands, Hawaii, Vanuatu, Philippines, Sipadan, Layang Layang, Rangiroa, Fakarava, Toau, Bora Bora, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Rodrigues, Tanzania, Qatar, many others...
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 74 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Diving in Hilo is basically restricted to shore diving which can be a bit challenging, considering volcanic rocks predominant around Hilo Bay shores. Most of the diving is done in different bays around Richardson Beach Park, and it always involves getting through the rocks, and then passing through high waves.
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