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I went for a two tank shore dive with Dive Puako. My other family member wasn't feeling up for diving, so Richard just took me (and only charged for me!), no problem. We did a good individualized briefing of the dive plan and he made...More
Richard took my son out scuba diving while my daughter and I snorkeled from the shore. We had communicated with him by e-mail prior to the trip. He was excellent to deal with and knew the best areas to dive from shore. After the trip,...More
I had an excellent time diving with Richard! The vibe was very low key, relaxing, yet professional. It was a true VIP experience with all gear provided onsite and ready to go. I appreciated Richard's thoughtfulness around ensuring that my dive partner and I felt...More
Absolutely awesome shore dives with Richard.
I was recently on a 3 week trip to the Big Island, and spent most days underwater exploring various sites on the west coast. When my buddy left for the mainland on the 3rd week, I got in touch...More
The dive sites - awesome Hawaiian lava structures with plenty of caves and swim throughs. Plenty of micro fauna and an abundance of turtles and reef fish.
The guide - Richard was a really nice bloke who clearly enjoys his diving. His local knowledge and...More
My husband and I have a 2 year old, so we took turns doing the shore dive at Puako Bay. Richard has incredible local knowledge and showed us multiple caves, swim throughs and tons of sea creatures - including lots of sea turtles. We could've...More
We did a two tank shore dive with Richard off Puako. He picked us up at our house and drove to the dive site. He has new, very good equipment, that we really appreciated. More importantly Richard did a great job of explaining the entry...More
I am an infrequent diver, and it probably was more than 5 years since my last dive. I communicated this to Richard, and he responded just like I hoped he would. We did a quick review of how to set up the tanks and regulator,...More
We were lucky enough to find Richard perusing through Scuba Board's forum. We wanted to avoid joining a cattle boat or paying the exorbitant prices the dive shops charge for private guides. Richard fills that niche perfectly and you basically pay the same price for...More
To be honest, we arranged our Kona trip at the last minute. At the advice of my admin at work, we stayed at Puako. There wasn't much available for our budget range -- it was either a condo development in Waikaloa, or above the Puako...More