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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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Incredible Manta Experience!

Brian, Mikey, & Josh we’re a great crew!! Mantas were obviously the highlight, but the snacks... read more

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emwill08
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Discovered scuba here and loved it.

Our family did the discover scuba with two tank dives and it was very nice. Brooki and Becca, our... 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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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

Brian, Mikey, & Josh we’re a great crew!! Mantas were obviously the highlight, but the snacks, fresh towels, and jokes made the trip even more enjoyable! Highly recommend Big Island Divers.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family did the discover scuba with two tank dives and it was very nice. Brooki and Becca, our instructors, were both so calm and professional it made the whole experience effortless. Leao, our Captain, even tooled around a bit before mooring at our second...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I did there two bottle morning dive and my wife did a two bottle introductory dive. The boat was nice and roomy, the dive master and the instructor were really friendly and knowledgeable. A great experience. I would definitely dive with them again.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an amazing evening with the mantra rays thanks guys, One thing I would perhaps suggest that could be compulsory is that everyone either wears a wetsuit or has some sort of flotation device on. A couple of old guys on our board didn’t...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great first time with our leader, Jade, snorkeling to see manta rays. Jade was very knowledgeable, patient and made us feel very comfortable. She also educated us quite a bit about manta rays before we snorkeled.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Big Island Divers easily accommodated our group of six, three divers and three snorkelers, for the manta ray night dive. Online reservations and waivers were easily completed. The staff at the shop was friendly and the boat staff was knowledgeable and entertaining from the pre-dive...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved diving with Big Island Divers. Our dive masters were Corrin on the am charter and Cole for the manta ray experience and we liked their pace on the dive, allowing us to explore the nooks and crannies of the reef. We also really...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on the Hono Iki with Mikey B, Brian, Griffin, and Leo. Griffin was our snorkel board guide and he was awesome. The fellas were fun, funny, kind, and provided an amazing experience for all on board. We got to see several manta rays...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went on a 2 tank morning dive and a 2 tank Manta Ray night dive with Big Island divers. The diving was great and the Manta Rays were amazing. The water was rougher than I expected and I got a little sea sick on...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I booked the manta ray and a couple day dives. The folks who run the show are first class and the service couldn't be better. We had one hiccup with my wife's suit size selection and subsequent manta dive but we should...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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