This is a short video clip from a diving trip to Kona in 2007. It’s not all that sharp because I uploaded a lo-rez version that I had handy. We also encountered a manta ray on that same day! Needless to say, I have been dying to get back to Hawaii. Obviously, there are much […]
http://www.hale-hoola.com/Captain-Cook-Monument.htm December 5th is pretty far off (over 9 months), and there’s a lot of diving to do before that. I think 4 of the 6 spots are now filled, possibly 5, but it may be possible to arrange another boat so let me know if you are interested and I’ll see what I can […]
It’s been a few years since I was there last, but I can tell you first hand nothing satisfies quite like a frosty cold schooner at the Harbor House. Last I checked, at $2.75, this is the best deal on the island, and a favorite among the locals. It’s also just a few feet from […]
I’m working on a deal for the hotel still, but I am looking at the Kona Seaside Hotel. Basically, it’s a clean room, and very well situated within walking distance of restaurants, shops, etc. in Kailua Kona. I’ve stayed there before and think it’s great. But, if you’re the sort of person who prefers a […]
I just got confirmation for pricing from the Kona boat operator. Diving for 6 days is $600 per diver. That’s about $30 – $40 per day less than what I’ve typically experienced there, but the coolest thing is that it is a small boat with only six divers, and we’ll have the entire boat to […]
Check back here for updates about the Kona trip coming up next fall. At this moment, it looks like a go. I have preliminary pricing for the dive operator and some hotels, which is less than $1100 for both! That’s 7 nights hotel and 6 days of diving! If we go, there’s room for four […]
I have no idea who these people are but they are swimming with manta rays right off the Royal Kona Resort, which is one of the options I’m working on for the fall. If this doesn’t motivate you to go, I don’t know what will!
For those interested, I am starting to do the preliminary ground work to arrange a dive trip to Kona this fall. The goal is a trip that includes everything (probably not meals/drinks though), including diving, in the $1,500 – $1,700 range. I’m contacting dive operators now, so I’m really just assessing a level of interest […]