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Big Island Divers

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74-5467 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3176
+1 808-329-6068
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Fourth trip to the Big Island; fourth time with BID

We had planned a trip to the Caribbean, but the unfortunate hurricane situation resulted in a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ted T
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Excellent Mantaray Night Snorkel with Dolphin and Whale Watching Oportunities

Ryan and Alexis were an excellent all female crew (yay feminism)! Alexis had such great energy and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kelsey B
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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
74-5467 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3176
+1 808-329-6068

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had planned a trip to the Caribbean, but the unfortunate hurricane situation resulted in a cancellation. So, back to the Big Island on short notice. Chose to book with Big Island Divers again and absolutely made the right choice. Laid back, friendly, professional, just...More

Thank Ted T
Reviewed yesterday

Ryan and Alexis were an excellent all female crew (yay feminism)! Alexis had such great energy and enthusiasm. My husband and I really enjoyed her presentation educating us on the mantarays. Alexis was one of the best tour guides we have ever had. Ryan had...More

Thank Kelsey B
Reviewed yesterday

We are a family of six divers. We purchased the seven dive Kahuna package. Our first dive was the advanced two tank dive on Saturday 12/02 with Andrew as our captain and Leao as our dive master. Our family had a rough morning, because we...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed yesterday

Our first Manta Ray excursion was with Fair Wind the week before, out of Keauhou Harbour which we liked better. This trip was fun, glad we did it, but a few things were definitely different. With Fair Wind, we were holding on to a ladder...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Karin and the advanced dive day was the highlight of the trip. Overall good and enthusiastic diver operation. I'll pass on the night dive next time but would definitely go for some daytime mantas again.

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Thank pyotrpiper
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great time with Alexis and Ryan- both of whom were friendly, professional and engaging. Very happy with the equipment, which was all clean and worked fine. Prescription snorkels provided too- which meant I could see something! We saw two mantas, lots of fish,...More

Thank mayberryLeeds
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very professional operation. Josh was great. Their manta dive location is to the north of the Sheraton site where many others go. The mantas didn't show that night but was great fun anyway. They pointed out many of the animals (saw huge eel among others)....More

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Thank Larry C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Dive team did a great job!!! The team is well trained and professional. Diving was a pleasure and definitely would go with them again.

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Thank baltazarg138
Reviewed 5 days ago

All three trips were great! The dive masters are easy-going, but are sure to cover all the necessary safety information and biology pointers (our dive masters were Katrina, Meghan, and Tara, all of whom did an awesome job!). The manta dive is a MUST, definitely...More

Thank Tyler S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went out Dec 1 for the night Snorkel and had a fabulous time. The crew ( 2 ladies) made the experience exceptionally enjoyable. They were very professional, knowledgeable and funny. The dry land orientation was educational, boat ride out at sunset was beautiful. The time...More

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bear f
15 November 2017|
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Response from JoanneBrittain | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I realise what you mean now. If you can’t swim but want to see the mantas they will help you. They will provide you with a life jacket and help you get to the floating surf board. Then all you have to do is hold on... More
Siyun Z
16 August 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
You get to swim with them but the day we did it they took us to the beach in front of the Sheraton so there were 100s of other people in the water which made it difficult to actually "swim " with dolphins. We got to watch... More
17 April 2017|
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Response from Wes S | Reviewed this property |
If floating is your only concern, you'll be fine. Just let the staff know and they will look after you. Enjoy!