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Waikoloa Dive Instructor and Guide

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69-250 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Kings's Shops, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5717
+1 808-638-3819
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Memory Making Day

If you are looking for a personalized shore dive, you want to contact John. My daughter and a long... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Rebecca C
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Glendale, Arizona
PADI Open Water Certification

I completed my PADI open water SCUBA certification with John, and it was awesome. Having the... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Brandon-WA-2018
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Vancouver, Washington
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Personalized scuba instruction and dive guide. Dive when and how you want. Customized dive tours. Learn at your own pace. Private scuba lessons and certifications.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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69-250 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Kings's Shops, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5717
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+1 808-638-3819
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

If you are looking for a personalized shore dive, you want to contact John. My daughter and a long time family friend were able to experience two beautiful locations in Puako today and, with John's guidance, they enjoyed the multi-colored fish and sea turtles. I...More

Thank Rebecca C
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I completed my PADI open water SCUBA certification with John, and it was awesome. Having the one-on-one instruction from John was invaluable, and made the process very enjoyable. John is an excellent teacher who made sure to enforce the skills needed to be a safe...More

Thank Brandon-WA-2018
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough positive things about John. I had a previous bad experience and was terrified to try diving again. John was so incredibly patient and kind when I was at my most venerable. I would have never dove again if it weren’t for...More

Thank Ali K
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

John operates shore dives out of Waikoloa which was very convenient for us saving a trip to the harbor of 25 miles plus. He first took us to Puako but it proved too rough for a shore entry so we drove down to Two Steps...More

Thank Anne G
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time diving with John. Very knowledgeable guide and knows the best spots to take you! We got to see a sea turtle cleaning station and lots of other animals! I would recommend this to anyone who has wanted to scuba dive,...More

Thank Evan R
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

John was thoughtful and considered about the dive sites. Each one had a special feel. He was prepared, calm, helpful and knowledgeable. John pointed out features that I would have missed and didn't rush me when I wanted to stare at an eel or fish...More

Thank Trevor W
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We would absolutely recommend John to any diver wanting to shore dive while on the Big Island. We wanted John to show us the ins and outs of shore diving on the Big Island in order to go on our own. What we failed to...More

Thank charlestonpanic
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Excelent experience with John doing the open water certification. I have been wanting to do this for years and finally completed it with instruction from John, he made it very easy and did not rush through it faster than I was comfortable while always reiterating...More

Thank brianmcelrath
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Definitely have to do the Turtle dive. The location was fabulous. The dive guide was amazing. I️ was a little nervous and he was able to calm me down and it was nice that the group was really small so we had individualized attention. We...More

Thank ocsky
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Great dive, nice guy, patient and easy going. Great experience for both my wife and I. We definitely recommend John

Thank Robert15243
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