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Dive Review of Wanna Dive/Sheraton in

Wanna Dive/Sheraton, May, 2006,

by William Fisher, UT, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 2769.

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 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments My wife and I spent several days diving in Kona with "WANNA DIVE". We were there in February and again in May, plan on returning latter in 2006. 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. The water can be cool so a 3-5 mm will feel good. Steve has great sandwiches, water and gatorade for the surface interval.

Photographers, weight yourself a little heavy so you can easily stay on the bottom. I spent 25 minutes at one cleaning station and had as many as 5 turtles there at once. Great sight to see so many Tangs covering a turtle that you can barely see the animal. Steve has theory about when the turtles are on the cleaning station and it seems to work.

The lava tubes can have an exceptionally strong surge, so beginners beware. Listen to the guide and take their lead, you can get thrown around inside the tubes.

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 Kauai, Palau, Truk, Yap, Guam, Bermuda, several caribbean islands, Cozumel, Roatan, Bermuda
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 >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 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Freshwater bucket onboard
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