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Big Island Divers

#1 of 199 Tours in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
74-5467 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3176
+1 808-329-6068
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Good service/no mantas

Unfortunately no mantas showed. Real bummer. Crew did the best they could in light of everyone's... read more

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Gsry P
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Didn't see any mantas

This was my second trip with this dive group and both times (first time was last year) we didn't... read more

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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.
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74-5467 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3176
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Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately no mantas showed. Real bummer. Crew did the best they could in light of everyone's disappointment. Will have to try again in 2 yrs when we return. Service was good although boat was really small/packed.

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Reviewed yesterday

This was my second trip with this dive group and both times (first time was last year) we didn't see any mantas. Coolest thing we saw was plankton. You do not get a refund for no sightings, just half off on the next time you...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Had my first two dives outside of those for open water certification with Big Island Divers. The dives were run professionally which put me at ease when we got into the water, and the guides/dive masters were great guys.

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic crew! Captain Chris, Josh, MJ and ?? They all have a great sense of humor. Very professional and safe. The experience was surreal and incredible! Do not visit the Big Island without this experience of a lifetime. I highly recommend Big Island Divers.

Thank Tamara K
Reviewed yesterday

Family of 4 snorkelers and divers. Had a wonderful time. Knowledgeable staff, great boat, and a nice evening made this an activity to remember. On arrival at the snorkle site our guide spotted a rare monk seal, and my daughter was just so excited to...More

Thank stan b
Reviewed 2 days ago

We live in Hawaii and my husband and two sons were reluctant to do this snorkel with me. They are so happy they did!! We were all impressed seeing the beautiful and magnificent Manta Rays. This is the best way to see them up close....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been certified to dive for 15 years and my husband for 7, but we rarely get to dive because we live in a land-locked State. Of course, we were looking forward to diving in Hawaii, but we had no idea just how amazing...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Big Island Divers is, in my opinion, a professional diving operation with good guides and good rental equipment. Can be recommended. However, as everything else in Hawaii, diving is very expensive. Coral reef quality ranging from fair to poor with signs of severe bleaching in...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Granted, the Manta Ray dive in Kona is one of the most amazing diving experiences. If you are not afraid of getting wet, it's a must on your bucket list, SCUBA or snorkel or swimmer. That still leaves a lot of room for the crew...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

BIg Island divers is tough to beat . The Crew was amazing. I had been out with Brooke before but this was my first time diving with Jena the second divemaster on board. We went to "Touch of Grey" for our first dive, it was...More

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sweetsals4u
17 April 2017|
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Response from Dale J | Reviewed this property |
They provide you with a wet suit that will help you float. Also they have a a surfboard with a lighting rig on it that you will hold on to. It will be one of the best experiences of your life!
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Shw25
28 March 2017|
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Response from Maconnor | Reviewed this property |
I did the dive with my two teenage children (17 & 15) as the 3rd or 4th dive post their certification. It is a very safe and controlled environment and the Big Island Dive team are very experienced and attentive. I recommend... More
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startedthepuzzle
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Response from Stefan K | Reviewed this property |
Definitely the Dark Water dive; a truly unique diving experience. Three miles off the coast, diving in the bottomless, suspended on a line you'll see a parade of strange, small creatures streaming up from the pelagic zone... More
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