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Big Island Divers

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74-5467 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3176
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Best thing I did in the whole trip to Hawaii!

I recently got my PADI certification and I don't think I'll make another dive that will top this... read more

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aluizaan
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Great Scuba Diving

This April I enjoyed multiple dives with Big Island Divers, it is a top notch outfit that offers... read more

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ronwolfe
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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Big Island Divers has been serving the Kona diving community since 1984. We offer a full-service diving experience, allowing you to relax and enjoy the underwater scenery. With 5 vessels and a crew of over 40, we accommodate divers or snorkelers of all experience levels and take great pride in providing unforgettable memories day after day. We love sharing our passion with others, and we offer a wide variety of certifications for beginners and advanced divers alike. Our knowledgeable and patient PADI and SSI instructors are here to help those wanting to take the first step in their dive education; experienced divers can enjoy progressing their skills with our extensive specialty course offerings list. Our newly-renovated, 2,000+ square foot retail space is fully stocked with every kind of equipment, apparel, dive accessory,and snorkel gear you need to enjoy the ocean.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“manta dive” (468 reviews)
“night dive” (325 reviews)
“dive shop” (240 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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74-5467 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3176
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Reviewed yesterday

I recently got my PADI certification and I don't think I'll make another dive that will top this one. I'm not a experienced diver, but I can see why this one is a top 10 in the world! It was a 40 ft dive, for...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This April I enjoyed multiple dives with Big Island Divers, it is a top notch outfit that offers SAFE, enjoyable well led scuba dives. Captain Chris is very good and dive masters Corrine, Becca, Katrina, Meghan, Brian and Tara lead very enjoyable and informative dives...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It had snacks and a boat ride, then you get to go see a bunch of manta rays. I had a lot of fun. Snorkel Guide Molly was awesome, I might be in love.

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This is my 5th year in a row diving with Big Island Divers, they are consistently great, and I would never dive with anyone else on the Big Island. Beautiful shop, great boats that make getting on and off easy and amazing captains (Chris, Rob,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Had a really nice time on the Manta Ray Snorkel. Saw about 8-9 Mantas up close. The crew was awesome and we even had a marine biologist on board to instruct us. She was great and lead us on our snorkel too! I would definitely...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Made last minute plans to go on a night Manta Ray snorkel/dive-in a word Amazing!! Alexis, Jacob and Captain Mike were awesome, they made sure that everyone’s needs were met and with a smile! I was alittle nervous, I’m not a big ocean fan -especially...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is so worth doing and definitely worth doing with the thoughtful and energetic crew we had. They truly love getting people out to enjoy the underwater paradise and appreciate the magnificent creatures and ecosystem. I would recommend Big Island Divers and I'd do this...More

Thank Anna G
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Dane K, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Divers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Anna G, Thank you so much for your kind words. You are absolutely correct when you say our crew loves sharing the wonders of Kona's marine environment with our guests. Of course we highly recommend getting scuba certified :) One great way to go...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a fantastic manta ray night dive with Captain Chris, Divemaster Becca, and Snorkel Guide Josh. The entire crew was excellent. Josh’s pre-charter briefing was entertaining and informative. Very comfortable boat. The dive itself was absolutely incredible. Becca did a great job with the dive,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What an enjoyable evening in Manta Heven.The crew established a relaxed atmosphere right from the start. Boat cruises leaving the marina bantered playfully with our crew as we were briefed of the evening to come.The Captain went out of the way to playfully make waves...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great experience with Big Island Divers. We did their Twilight Dive plus Manta Ray Night Dive two tank package. Check in was really easy and efficient. They're great about taking care of your gear or rental gear. The store is open, clean,...More

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nicenspicee8
24 April 2018|
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Response from Yukki W | Reviewed this property |
For the 1 tank manta ray night dives, it was about 45mins for me. There are extra time for intro, briefing on the dives, people being late, checking all the equipments with divers, making sure they are safe, driving the boat... More
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lhofman8990
22 February 2018|
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Response from Shopaholic801 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry haven’t logged in for a while. We took 5:00. I think 9:00 might have been a bit fewer boats.
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bear f
15 November 2017|
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Response from Sarah R | Property representative |
Aloha! For safety reasons, we do require that all participants for boat charters be able to swim & stay afloat unassisted. Please give us a call if you have further questions about this & we look forward to seeing you soon!
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