- Reaction score
- Torrance, CA
- # of dives
- 2500 - 4999
My experience was that the bottom drops off quickly from shore at most sites, so the boats drop divers near shore. After my first trip, I decided to save money and make only shore dives. I ended up diving the same reefs for the cost of a tank rental.The pelagic dive with Jacks was unique and well briefed and well run. Though you are just hanging out under the boat and not seeing colorful fish, the little creatures are amazing and different from any other fauna we see diving.
My advice with regard to daytime diving is to thoroughly discuss with dive ops what to expect, because the two-tank dive I did out of Kona was disappointing. The entry in my log book reads, "Not much to see." Maybe we didn't go far enough away from Kona, I don't know. YMMV