ScubaToys Diving Forum  

Forum Photo Gallery Get Your Scuba Toys Gear Here Scuba Classes & Diver Training Store Cam
Go Back   ScubaToys Diving Forum > Dive Spots > US Diving > Hawaii
Register FAQLive Chat Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Hawaii Kona, Big Island - all of them!

Welcome to the ScubaToys Diving Forum.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Oh Wait!

Did I forget to tell you that as a board member you'll save 10 percent on ScubaToys Purchases... And for simply posting you can earn ScubaToys Gift Certificates!? Learn All About It!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-2007, 11:27 AM   #11
JIverson
TadPole
 
JIverson's Avatar

Forum Stats
 
Join Date: 07/30/2007
Posts: 7

Profile Info
 
Location:
DFW, TX
Dives Logged: 25-50
Planning

We are planning at rip to Hawaii next year. Any site, operator, or even island advise would be great. Diving is the number one priority so consider all food and housing accomodations secondly.
Thanks for the time to reply in advance.
JIverson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2007, 09:53 PM   #12
moondog
TadPole

Forum Stats
 
Join Date: 08/27/2007
Posts: 3

Profile Info
 
Location:
New York
Dives Logged: No Info Given
Joe were do you live on Oahu ? I'll be coming next week on the 5th of sept for the month staying at the Hale Koa on Fort DeRussy. I'm retied military so i get to stay at the fort right on waikik beach ---Pete
moondog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 03:06 PM   #13
edge900rr
TadPole
 
edge900rr's Avatar

Forum Stats
 
Join Date: 09/12/2007
Posts: 17

Profile Info
 
Location:
United States
Dives Logged: 25-50
Quote:
Originally Posted by georoc01 View Post
How is the local diving in Kona? I was working on a trip to Hawaii in October, but we were looking at Maui.
I dove in Kona last year with Jack's Diving Locker. They were great, we went out on two different trips with them. The night manta ray dive is a must, the manta's are huge it is amazing to see them gliding throught the water.

also there is a awsome bay to snorkle in just south of Kona on Alii Drive, it is just North of the Outrigger resort. It is a bay that is protected by a sea wall and most of it is less then 10 feet deep, very little waves. there are a ton of fish in there, eels & turtles. really great way to spend a morning. Try to get there early because it gets really crowded.
edge900rr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 03:45 PM   #14
Travelnsj
Grouper
 
Travelnsj's Avatar

Forum Stats
 
Join Date: 08/01/2007
Posts: 290

Profile Info
 
Location:
Temecula/Palm Springs CA
Dives Logged: 101-500
Referal Stats
Referals: 1
Their Posts: 0
Send a message via AIM to Travelnsj
I was in Kona last month....I dove with Kona Honu divers...big boat lots of different levels of divers on the boat....I think Kona is the best diving in the Islands...but it is still not great diving....except for the Manta Dive....this last time 10 mantas came in....Wow in my top 5 dives!
__________________
I Endeavor to Pursue....Sept/Oct- Bali/Wakatobi....December/January- Raja Ampat-Lembeh Straits....2008...April-Layang Layang....July Bonaire....then maybe....Philippines...Australia...Tawali or Palau....Decisions...Decisions
Travelnsj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 03:50 PM   #15
chinacat46
Grouper
 
chinacat46's Avatar

Forum Stats
 
Join Date: 08/01/2007
Posts: 315

Profile Info
 
Location:
Lafayette, CO
Age: 65
Dives Logged: 500-1000
Referal Stats
Referals: 1
Their Posts: 290
I dove the Kona Aggressor back in 2005. Had a good time but not the best place I've ever been by a long shot. Really enjoyed the night Manta dive though. I got my head slimed a number of time by the Mantas. Luckily I was wearing a beanie. The food was excellent though and there was only 9 passengers which made the boat seem quite roomy.
__________________
Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right.
chinacat46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 04:28 PM   #16
edge900rr
TadPole
 
edge900rr's Avatar

Forum Stats
 
Join Date: 09/12/2007
Posts: 17

Profile Info
 
Location:
United States
Dives Logged: 25-50
We had 3 manta's on our dive. there was also a really cool eel that was hanging out on the light on the sea floor. Was you manta dive up by the airport?
edge900rr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 04:39 PM   #17
chinacat46
Grouper
 
chinacat46's Avatar

Forum Stats
 
Join Date: 08/01/2007
Posts: 315

Profile Info
 
Location:
Lafayette, CO
Age: 65
Dives Logged: 500-1000
Referal Stats
Referals: 1
Their Posts: 290
Yes it was by the airport I believe that is where everybody does it.
__________________
Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right.
chinacat46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 05:16 PM   #18
edge900rr
TadPole
 
edge900rr's Avatar

Forum Stats
 
Join Date: 09/12/2007
Posts: 17

Profile Info
 
Location:
United States
Dives Logged: 25-50
we were out there for an afternoon dive and then had "dinner" on the boat and did the night dive. at first we were the only boat there, but several showed up just before our second group got in the water.
edge900rr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2007, 04:43 PM   #19
jo8243
Grouper
 
jo8243's Avatar

Forum Stats
 
Join Date: 09/17/2007
Posts: 268

Profile Info
 
Location:
Alabama
Dives Logged: 101-500
Referal Stats
Referals: 1
Their Posts: 128
I dove w/ Jack's Diving Locker in 2004 in Kona. Got seasick, but good operation and good dives.

In 2005 we went to Maui and I did several shore dives.

IMO, Hawaii is good but it doesn't really compare to the caribbean....
jo8243 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2007, 04:56 PM   #20
Travelnsj
Grouper
 
Travelnsj's Avatar

Forum Stats
 
Join Date: 08/01/2007
Posts: 290

Profile Info
 
Location:
Temecula/Palm Springs CA
Dives Logged: 101-500
Referal Stats
Referals: 1
Their Posts: 0
Send a message via AIM to Travelnsj
Quote:
Originally Posted by jo8243 View Post
I dove w/ Jack's Diving Locker in 2004 in Kona. Got seasick, but good operation and good dives.

In 2005 we went to Maui and I did several shore dives.

IMO, Hawaii is good but it doesn't really compare to the caribbean....
I agree Hawaii-Kona does not knock my socks off except the Manta dive which is one of the best dives you can do....but where in the Caribbean is any better?....You will some soft corals that Hawaii does not...but as far as Marine life...I have not seen that much more.
__________________
I Endeavor to Pursue....Sept/Oct- Bali/Wakatobi....December/January- Raja Ampat-Lembeh Straits....2008...April-Layang Layang....July Bonaire....then maybe....Philippines...Australia...Tawali or Palau....Decisions...Decisions
Travelnsj is offline   Reply With Quote

Go Back   ScubaToys Diving Forum > Dive Spots > US Diving > Hawaii

Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin 3.6.72020
Copyright 2000-2007, ScubaToys Enterprises LLC