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Dive Review of Wanna Dive Kona/Kanaloa at Kona in
Hawaii/Kona

Wanna Dive Kona/Kanaloa at Kona, Oct, 2010,

by Gary Rudy, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 5752.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Monterey, Calif., Carribean, Fiji
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm, surge, no currents
Water Temp 72 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions wanted to know when our air was down to 1500 psi in order to turn around as necessary.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 5 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 5 stars 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 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Steve at Wanna Dive (steve@wannadivekona.com) had received good reviews in the Chapbook. They were right. His boat was out of the water with engine trouble, so he had a friend take us out in his boat from Pirate Charters. The boat was adequate, but certainly not fancy. The captain, Mike, was friendly and accomodating. Steve dove every dive with us including the fabulous Manta Night Dive (we were three women doing a "girl's trip"). Do not dive Kona without doing a manta night dive!! The rest of the diving was made interesting because Steve pointed out critters and fish, writing notes on his underwater slate. He usually takes out small groups so our threesome worked out just fine for him. He responded quickly to my emails to make our dive arrangements.
Our final dive day was with Sandwich Isle Divers. They had a boat that was well set up for divers. There were four other divers on the boat. They were brand new divers, so the divemaster was shepherding them well. We did our own thing. My 3mm wetsuit could have been a little heavier, as I was cold a lot of the time.
Our condo rental through Aloha Condos was perfect. It was on the ocean and equiped with anything we could possibly need. The pictures shown of it on their website were very helpful. The reservation process was simple on line, with plenty of notice before any charges were made.
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