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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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Manta Night Dive

I had a great time on the trip. Wanted to say thankyou to all the crew (Mike, Josh, Mandy, Ary... read more

Reviewed today
samherrle
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Manga dive

Big shout out to all the crew that took us out tonight!! Want especially thank Katrina Peterson aka... read more

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emmettherrle1
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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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 today via mobile

I had a great time on the trip. Wanted to say thankyou to all the crew (Mike, Josh, Mandy, Ary, Alexis, and Katrina!), they did a wonderful job!

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Reviewed today via mobile

Big shout out to all the crew that took us out tonight!! Want especially thank Katrina Peterson aka Katrina Pizzason, Josh and capt Mikey B!! Had a wonderful time looking at life under the sea, even though we didn’t see any manta rays... you guys...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing late night snorkel with Mikey B, Dane, "Erik Clapton," and Griffin. We loved seeing the manta rays and how close they got to us was unreal. Other cool fish spotted too. Free food, fun people, awesome experience. GoPro footage was outstanding.More

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Dane K, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Divers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Nastassja N, Thanks so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you join us for an incredible night of snorkeling with Kona's manta rays. Those GoPro's are perfect for capturing these graceful animals... I'm happy to hear you got some good...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip! We're almost in disbelief ourselves about how incredible it was. It was magical getting so close to the manta rays, as they did "barrel rolls" just inches below us. We also had a pod of...More

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Dane K, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Divers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha cablauvelt, Thanks so much for snorkeling with us, and for the awesome review. It does take a leap of faith to jump into the ocean at night, but as you found out it is totally worth it! That was such a special night with...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My Husband I are were visiting from Atlanta for our Honeymoon. I am certified to dive from childhood and my husband hasn't gotten around to it. The crew was so helpful and still allowed us to dive together. I did the 2 tank open water...More

Thank Cara N
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Dane K, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Divers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Cara N, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, and for trusting us to take you and your new husband diving. Our crew really loves sharing the wonderful experience of diving Kona's marine environment, with dramatic terrain, bountiful wildlife, and pristine...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It is an overrated adventure. It all deponds on your luck to see manta rays or not! We had three manta rays coming to our location which only one came close by. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed yesterday

Simply amazing. Definitely the best highlight on my trip in the Hawaiian islands. The team was engaged and very professsiinal. Go with Big Island divers. Simply the best!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a seriously awesome experience. Made more so by the staff. Joshua, Capt Mike and Ari were great but Alexis was the one who took it to he next level. She was entertaining as well as very informative. What I loved about this trip...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I recently got my PADI certification and I don't think I'll make another dive that will top this one. I'm not a experienced diver, but I can see why this one is a top 10 in the world! It was a 40 ft dive, for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This April I enjoyed multiple dives with Big Island Divers, it is a top notch outfit that offers SAFE, enjoyable well led scuba dives. Captain Chris is very good and dive masters Corrine, Becca, Katrina, Meghan, Brian and Tara lead very enjoyable and informative dives...More

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nicenspicee8
April 24, 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
February 22, 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
November 15, 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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