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Dive Review of Wanna Dive/Sheraton in

Wanna Dive/Sheraton, Feb, 2006,

by William Fisher, UT, USA . Report 2767.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments My wife and I have dove twice with "WANNA DIVE" in Kona ( going back in October). We had a great time and highly recommend this operator. Small boat (6 pac), able to dive our computers. No rush, the pace of each days diving day was set by us not by an operator in hurry to get done. All nice dives 45 minutes to an hour fifteen. Between dives we did some whale watching and mixed with pods of dolphins. We dove geezer gas and all mixes were on the money, tanks were always over 3000 lbs. Steve, Bob and Rich were great to dive with and a lot of fun. Boat had all the required safety equipment and the fellows did a good safety brief. You can dive your profile after they check out your skills. The guide will provide as much or little help as you desire. Steve has great sandwiches for the surface interval and has water and gatorade. Kona can get chilly so I recommend a least a 3mm and hood, if you get cold easily, go to 5mm.

Photographers, weight yourself a little heavy so you can rest easily on the bottom. I spent 25 minutes at one turtle cleaning station and had as many as 5 turtles there at one time. Steve has a theory about when the turtles will be there and it seems to work.

Beginners should be wary of the surge in the lava tubes, let the guide know your skill level as you can get tossed around rather significantly. Follow their advice and lead and you should be okay.

If you plan on diving Kona, look up Wanna Dive, you will not be disappointed

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Kauaii, Truk Lagoon, Guam, Tahiti, Fiji, Cozumel, Yap, several carribean islands, Bermuda, Roatan, Palau
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 74-79°F / 23-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions On surface with 500psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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