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2 Jul 2018
“Best dive guide I have gone diving with. Personalized dive tour, safety conscious, great knowledge.”
14 Jan 2017
“Great experience! Richard is the best.”
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69-1647 Puako Beach Dr, Suite 301, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9774
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank traveler45876
Reviewed 8 August 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Karen A
Reviewed 18 September 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Iristyle
Reviewed 16 September 2015

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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank chevbne
Reviewed 2 June 2015

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

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Schmusan32
Reviewed 9 March 2015

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

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 March 2015

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

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank David O
Reviewed 5 March 2015

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

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank JenandAlSF
Reviewed 9 August 2014

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

Date of experience: August 2014
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