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Big Island Divers

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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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

Yesterday was a GREAT dive made especially special as dive master Katrina who found us two hammerhead sharks and a great variety of other fish. In between dives Captain Chris took us exploring the deep blue and found several pods of sperm whales, we got...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SeaWolfe
Reviewed yesterday

I had high expectations for this dive, but it surpassed all of them. I've done 50+ dives and this was easily the best by a mile. It was a truly amazing experience seeing mantas up close (and close is an understatement). The crew were fun,...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joe B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did Discover Scuba on Saturday. Our guide was Becca and she was fantastic! She was patient and helpful and got my daughter and me to dive underwater and have a great time. In fact, we enjoyed BID so much, we rented snorkel gear and...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Dane K, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Divers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Navigate..., Thanks so much for your kind review! Our crew truly love to share the magic of Kona's underwater environment, and it shows. I hope you have a chance to join us again for some more adventures. Becca is a great instructor as well......More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on a night dive and snorkel with big Island divers. It is absolutely stunning and unbelievable. The crew Ari,Bailey,and Nick were attentive and most entertaining. The pre-dive instructions and information were very pleasantly presented and quite helpful when it came time to dive. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience diving and snorkeling with Big Island Divers. My boyfriend isn’t scuba certified so it was really nice we could go out on the same boat for the Manta Ray dive. He got to snorkel/float above while I did the dive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhotobyBrea
Dane K, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Divers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha PhotobyBrea, Thanks for coming out with us again, and for taking the time to write this great review! The Manta Ray night dive/snorkel and the Blackwater dive are two of Kona's signature dives. They are very different, but share a magical vibe. It's also...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

overall I had a good time with Big Island Divers. We did 6 dives with them for my 30th birthday. the best dive was the manta night dive. However on our first dive right before the manta dive we just putted around...didnt really see much..i...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For perspective I've dove around the world working for dive companies, working as a safety diver, & been a dive tourist too. I have 3000s+ dives in 40+ countries. We did 3 different tours with them. First we did 2 Manta dive and my gf...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Nomad61362198278
Reviewed 4 days ago

Big Island Divers is my go-to dive company here in Kona, Hawaii. They are consistently the best in all categories: service, boat organization, great dive masters, and good dive sites along the Kona coast. Today's dive featured nice lava tubes, arches, white-tipped reef shark, devil...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I know:) it sounds crazy... We were lucky to see it all on this one day advanced diving trip. Grateful to Big Island divers for this awesome trip and their operation

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank forsvetka
Reviewed 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I booked the nighttime manta ray snorkel and it was awesome! Jade, Justin, and Brian were great guides. They took care of everything for us-cleaned up wet suits, made sure we had everything we needed, and even provided cookies and hot chocolate...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kjfsquared
Dane K, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha kjfsquared, Thanks so much for your great review! Many can take you to see Kona's spectacular Manta Rays, but few can do it with the passion and style of the crew mentioned. We believe that our attention to safety, world-class service, and top quality...More

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okiediver19612014
12 November 2018|
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Response from Dane K | Property representative |
The Manta Rays are resident to our coast and are here year round. The diving and snorkeling in Hawaii is good all year, but summer is warmest and best odds for good conditions. Water temps usually max out around 82 degrees... 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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