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Dive Review of Kona Diving Company in
Hawaii/Kona

Kona Diving Company: "Outstanding excursion and manta dive", Nov, 2022,

by R.C. Jennings, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 12164.

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

Accommodations N/A Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments First time with KDC. I chose this outfit based on reviews and a desire to dive a different red my Hawaiian island. Overall, very happy. The manta night dive is an experience that all divers should engage in. Two other dives on pipe dreams and eel garden were very enjoyable. All of the guides, Cody, Trixie, Emron and M were professional and very knowledgeable about the marine life. The boats were in good condition and clean. The guides were very insistent on providing full concierge service. If you were a repeat diver from day to day, they would rinse and store your bcd and regulator and have it in full st up mode when you arrived for a next day dive. This included wetsuit anc booties. This was a nice convenience. My week of diving was scheduled for 3 two AM tank dives followed by a PM dive and night dive. Due to ear pain, I sat out my third AM dive. Kona Dive Company was very generous in not charging me for those dives. Highly recommended.
Websites Kona Diving Company   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia Thailand Philippines Red Sea British Columbia Cuba Bahamas Hawaii Kuwait
Closest Airport Kona Kailua Getting There No difficulties

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 70-90 Ft/ 21-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [UnspecifiedKerp the guide informed on air status]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

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