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Address: Honokohau Marina and Small Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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We here at Pacific Rim Divers enjoy taking young and old, beginner or...

We here at Pacific Rim Divers enjoy taking young and old, beginner or experienced , adventurous fun loving divers and those who snorkel on an amazing trip into the fabulous underwater world here in the Kona area.

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Best boat diving in Kona, Hawaii

I have been diving in Kona for over 15 year. I dive with small boat, none of those cattle boats for me. By the way I have done a lot of diving around the world and have over 600... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Vallejo, California

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Vallejo, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been diving in Kona for over 15 year. I dive with small boat, none of those cattle boats for me. By the way I have done a lot of diving around the world and have over 600 logged dives. I dove with PRD a few time when my previous dive operation, Sandwich Isle Diver was full. Now that... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just dove with Pacific Rim (Heidi, Jim) two days. Everything was pleasant from booking to meeting at Marina to ride out, to pre-dive briefings, to perfectly paced dives, to post dive wrap ups to surface intervals. This is not the local big shop's cattle boat. These guys like diving, people who dive, critters, etc. The dive goes at a leisurely... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been diving with Pacific Rim Divers for a few years and it just keeps getting better and better! Patrice and Frank did a great job designing their new boat! It is amazing, great design and space for everyone. We had the pleasure of diving with Patrice, Frank, Allison, Jim and Heidi. They have a passion for the ocean... More 

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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time diving with Pacific Rim Divers. After our regular dive company retired this winter (Sandwich Island Divers), we were hoping that we would find a small company that would give the same attention and service that we were used too. They were great in every way. The boat and the equipment was great, I even got... More 

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Thank Asrael Z
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We have been diving Kona since 1999. The dive operator we have been using the last few years retired last fall, right after our trip in September. So we were on the hunt for a new boat. Pacific Rim has a great reputation and we always said we would try them next. We were not disappointed. The boat is great,... More 

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Thank travelcat012
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

I recommend diving with Frank. Excellent dive guide and teacher. He humanely put an injured octopus out of it's misery after being mortally wounded by an eel. Incredible dives that day with dolphins and a reef shark.

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Thank Randy H
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

One of the best experiences ever! It was my first dive and Frank (the owner) was absolutely fantastic. He was patient and didn't rush me, and taught me everything I needed to know for the dive. And when we were under, he pointed out things I wouldn't have caught myself! It's a small boat, very personal, with a great crew... More 

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Thank Amanda Z
Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

An amazing experience, enhanced by the hosts, Jim and Alison. Garden eels, a billion fish, manta rays - what more could you ask for in a scuba trip?

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Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I lost my Gopro during a dive and figured it was long gone. But Patrice and Heidi contacted other dive boats that go to the same site we had visited. I figured it was a needle in the haystack situation, but on our way back to the harbor after our second dive, a diver on another boat was waving my... More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

As has been stated many times previously Pacific Rim Divers is a well run, friendly outfit. When you check in at the wharf for the first day of diving just hand your gear (if you have any) to one of their friendly crew members and by the time you board the boat a few minutes later it will be all... More 

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