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Dive Review of mauna lani sea adventures in
Hawaii/Kona area

mauna lani sea adventures: "nice but far.", Aug, 2017,

by Bob Cottle, IL, US ( 2 reports). Report 9693.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Stayed at Fairmont Orchid and the dive shop was in hotel next door(about a 10 minute ride in the hotel's shuttle).
small boat (a six pack)with 4 divers on it. confortable,very friendly, they set up my equipment(I usually like to do it myself, but hey, nice touch). water viz and temp was nice.Coral was decent, fish life also.some turtles,morays(small) and a variety of fish.Just another day in paradise.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving red sea, mediterranean, south america, east coast, west coast, caribbean, mexico.
Closest Airport Kona Getting There take long flight from Chicago to LA,then take longer flight from LA to Kona.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions just told to follow guide(since it was 1st time diving in Hawaii,figured, why not)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 there was one diver with a small camera.
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