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“Reef and manta ray snorkeling”

Jack's Diving Locker
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Owner description: Everyone needs some adventure in their lives! Jack's Diving Locker in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii is the place to go for that adventure. Join our experienced staff on one of our premier dive boats for two-tank dives, Advanced 2 & 3 tank scuba dive trips, Dolphin and Whale watches, the Pelagic Magic Night Dive and the world famous Manta Ray Night Dive and Snorkel! As a PADI 5 Star IDC Resort we have the Big Island's widest range of scuba diving options and the best range of classes and courses, from beginner introductory dives to Instructor training. We also have the Big Island's Best Dive Shop with the friendliest service on the Big Island of Hawaii. So the next time you plan a diving vacation give Jack's Diving Locker a call to help you plan your Hawaii diving vacation.
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

My wife and I are very happy with our selection of Jack's Diving Locker for our very first snorkeling experience ever. The optional training session in their town shop pool was very helpful. Their selection of masks, snorkels, fins, & wetsuits was extensive and high-quality. The staff, both at the shop & on the boat were very helpful, friendly, & safety-conscious! the daylight reef dive was a great warmup for the evening manta experience, which was transcendent! The ballet of 8 or more giant rays gliding within inches of us as we hovered at the surface, with hundreds of plankton-feeding fish in arm's reach at the same time left indelible memories to treasure for a lifetime. NOT to be missed!
Tom & Tanya S., Allegan, MI

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of diving with Jack's Diving Locker April 10th and 11th, 2014. We did the manta ray night dive as well as a 2 tank day dive. Simply amazing! Great staff, really focused on safety and picking out all the fabulous "small" and "rare" stuff there is to see. All the dive masters including the "captains" were friendly, knowledgeable, and happy to have us there. Big shout out to Mongo and Allison (who managed to find the smallest frog fish on the planet) and Sam. Can't wait for our next trip to the big island.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

For $30 and about an hour and a half you will get a great refresher scuba course in their pool. We dive once a year when on island and the refresher made our later dives a much better experience as we were confident in our ability to safety dive. Great value from both time and money.

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Reviewed April 26, 2014

We (my wife and I) have been fortunate to have dived all over the world, and have even owned my own Florida scuba store with a charter boat operation for 14 years. Having said that, I have never seen a more organized, friendly, and knowledgable staff, both in the main store and aboard their dive boat, including my own company! When they can look at their computer, days in advance, and tell you the crew you will have for the Manta Ray dive, that is organized!

The dive was, in a word, spectacular! Keller, the divemaster, was enthusiastic to the max along with Capt. Alexie (sp?). The boat has a hot shower, the snacks were the best we have ever had on a boat, and there is plenty of room on the 46 Newton. We set up for the manta dive and several mantas came close, but then Keller moved us about 100 feet and we were literally swarming with mantas. Many operators would have been happy just to let you see a couple and make life easy for themselves, but he made sure that we were getting the full amount of action available. And "swarming" mantas is what we had! Literally coming directly at you and from behind at the same time. A magical experience, and one that gives the manta dive at Yap a run for the money (We have done that dive as well). We saw more mantas here than all of Yap. Naturally there is always bad/good luck involved in being at the right place at the right time, but what can you say when surrounded by several dozen mantas! In sum, Jack's Diving Locker runs a safe and well organized operation and deserves 5 stars for this experience.

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

I went on the two tank manta dive throught Jacks, Fist dive (daytime) had a great dive brief fun crew and dive masters followed by an OK dive (not that much to see when diving Hawaii). However, the night time Manta dive was NOT TO BE MISSED. Once again, excellent brief followed by 40 minutes of the best interface with large animals you will ever experience. Divers lay on the ocean bottom, snokelers float on the top. All with lights. When the plankton gets thick the Manta show up. On the night I went there were 11 different animals showing up in groups of 2 to 4. FANTASTIC!!! On the way back to the boat we ran into 3 more mantas still on the feed. Smallest was maybe 6 feet across, largest was 12 feet tip to tip. It's like diving with small cars driving all around. Back to the dock by 9:30. Book early as this trip is popular.

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