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Kona Honu Divers

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Address: 74-5583 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3624
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+1 888-333-4668
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kona Honu Divers is locally owned and operated. From the moment you step...

Kona Honu Divers is locally owned and operated. From the moment you step into the shop or prepare to board our boat, you become part of our "ohana" or family. Our boat is safe and comfortable. Our dives are guided by knowledgeable instructors who brief you on what to expect to see before you enter the water. Encounters with dolphin, turtles, and manta rays are common in the placid Kona waters.

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Amazing full service dive company

We took the twilight and night dive trip with Kona Honu (recommended by Kona Dive Company who had no availability) and we thought they were fantastic. Guided by Sandi who kept... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James R
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the twilight and night dive trip with Kona Honu (recommended by Kona Dive Company who had no availability) and we thought they were fantastic. Guided by Sandi who kept track of our group and made sure we had 2x great dives. The boat was spacious and 2x metal shelf seats at the back made getting 'tanked-up' and into... More 

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Thank James R
KHD96740, General Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha James R, We were lucky to get you! I am so glad you enjoyed yourself on the Honu One with Sandi. We also love how easy it is to gear up and enter the water from the stern of the boat. It definitely makes it a piece of cake! That's fantastic you got to see the endangered monk seal... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an awesome viewing the night we went and we were able to see at least 8 manta rays dancing and feeding in the light beams. We had both divers and snorkelers in our group, and I think we all had an equally awesome experience. Ahjah, our snorkel instructor, did a great job of ushering us to a less... More 

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KHD96740, Shop Staff at Kona Honu Divers at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha CaptAarika, We are thrilled to hear your group had a great Manta show put on for you that evening. They are quite spectacular creatures. I will make sure to let Ahjah know that you guys really thought he made your guys night that much more amazing. We do always try to give everyone a great experience, and are happy... More 

Jackson, Wyoming
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96 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have nothing bad to say about these guys. Dove 5 Charters with them including Manta Ray evening dive. Nice boat with snacks and a great predive information session. Full Valet service with your gear and the even let us dry it at the shop on our last dive so we didn't have to dry it in the hotel room. The... More 

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KHD96740, Shop Staff at Kona Honu Divers at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Mainegnome, Thank you so much for the kind words. We think our boat and crew are the best and we are happy to hear you thought so too. We always try to go above and beyond the expected for our guest, because we know how amazing it is to just sit back and relax when you are on vacation.... More 

Homer, Alaska
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been out on multiple dive trips with Kona Honu over multiple trips to Kona over the years and never been disappointed in quality of service. They put safety first, dive briefings are great, guides try to point out critters and they let you dive full tank despite other air hogs. Can't go wrong, fall in and relax.

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KHD96740, PADI MSDT 379611 at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Traveler310009, Glad to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us on the Honu One. We do our best to provide top quality service to our customers through amenities and our top shelf crew. We do our best to let all divers use all of their air (with a reserve left for safety of course) because we wouldn't want... More 

Homer, Alaska
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a several year hiatus from visiting Hawaii, my wife and I again visited the Big Island and dove several days and a couple of manta night dives with Kona Honu Divers. We had heard that the place had changed ownership and were concerned that the service may have changed. Not to worry, the whole process of check-in, meeting the... More 

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KHD96740, PADI MSDT 379611 at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha DiveAK, Glad to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us on the Honu One. Since our ownership change we have worked hard to keep up and even improve our top notch customer service. We pride ourselves on having one of the nicest boats in the harbor as well as the most experienced dive crew in Kona. Taking care... More 

Littleton, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several companies that do a night-time manta ray dive or snorkel excursion, but this is the one you want to go with! The entire crew is very attentive and incredibly conscientious about the safety and comfort of their guests, as well as the health and well-being of the ecosystem. I went on the one-tank dive/snorkel trip, which was... More 

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KHD96740, Shop Staff at Kona Honu Divers at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Raptoresse, Thank you so much for the kind words. We strive very hard to make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience and it makes all proud to hear that we have succeeded! We do love the ocean and are always happy to educate others and share our love of the underwater wonderland with others. We hope to see you... More 

Cambridge, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Signed up for the manta ray night dive. As background, I have been a diver for over 50 years. Signed up for the night manta ray dive because it sounded very interesting. Unfortunately, saw only one small manta ray for about 30 seconds. One of the divers missed it completely. The company claims that 90-95% of the dives see manta... More 

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Thank Fred H
KHD96740, General Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Fred H, I am sorry the manta/s only put in a brief appearance the evening you joined us. We do see mantas the majority of the time, as you can tell with the industry that has been built around these amazing creatures, but we do have those nights they either don't show up or do not put on a... More 

Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out in an amazing night time snorkel with Kona Honu Divers. We saw so many Manta Rays who swam all around and under us. These gentle giants are just incredible. The staff and crew couldn't have been better. They were attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Our snorkel guide Corey was charming, friendly and and competent. My husband and I... More 

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KHD96740, Shop Staff at Kona Honu Divers at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Feephee, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to hear you had an amazing experience with us and the Mantas. They are quite majestic creatures and we are so happy that you were able to see so many of these graceful swimmers in there natural habitat. We will also make sure... More 

Colleyville, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed diving with Sandy with Kona Honu Divers. Sandy was an excellent dive guide! We did the Manta Ray Night Dive and saw 21 Manta Rays-It was amazing. Then we did the Pelagic Magic Black Water Dive. What an experience-it was like what I think outer space would look like. Thanks Sandy for an amazing experience!!

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KHD96740, Shop Staff at Kona Honu Divers at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Jennifer, Thank you so much for diving with us. We are so happy to hear your experience was "out of this world." We are happy that Sandy was able to make your experience so enjoyable. We will make sure that we let pass the message along to her about what a stellar job you thought she did. We hope... More 

Nolensville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the two-tank (afternoon and night) dives with Kona Honu on April 25,2017. Our backstory is that my husband has been diving for 44 years, and I've only been diving for 8. I have very little boat diving experience (almost all of my dives have been shoreline), and neither one of us has been on a night dive... More 

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KHD96740, Shop Staff at Kona Honu Divers at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Amy, Thank you for choosing Kona Honu Divers! We are thrilled to here you had such a wonderful experience. The Mantas are incredible animals and we here at Kona Honu try our best to teach others about there majestic qualities and how to conserve there surrounding so that these beautiful creatures can be seen for years to come. Our... More 

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