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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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Night Manta Ray snorkel trip

Words cannot describe how cool this is and Big Island Divers do it right! I would highly recommend... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Matt K
Fabulous Manta Ray Night Snorkeling

I would totally recommend this experience. There’s an initial educational briefing with picture of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 2 days ago

Words cannot describe how cool this is and Big Island Divers do it right! I would highly recommend this trip.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would totally recommend this experience. There’s an initial educational briefing with picture of the manta rays and fun facts. We were provided wet suits and flippers. You can also bring your own gear. Captain Nick and Jade were our guides and they provided us...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bang up job of getting us to a dolphin pod in a responsible way. Griffin, Scott, and the rest: thanks. Even sent us a video of the trip.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not only super efficient but super friendly. A well organised evening with a professionally delivered pre-trip briefing by Leao about experiencing Mantas. Leao was also our Dive Master on this trip and looked after the dive group very well, checking on us at intervals to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The crew was exceptional from start to finish. It was great working with customer service to book the dive and snorkel expedition. The orientation was very smooth, the boat crew was awesome and attentive, and our dive master was very informative and caring. The experience...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beca did a great job doing the final certification process for our son. She was attentive and at the same time identified two frog fish and a white tip reef shark. After the dive in the car our son could not stop talking about wanting...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a cool experience! We started with some facts about manta rays, which was informative. The ride out to the bay was great and we had an early hit, seeing two manta rays along the way. But the snorkel - unbelievable. We saw ~15 rays,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Way better than snorkelling (obviously) with great divemasters. Afternoon dive before the night manta dive was average. Rocky bottom with not much to see except for eels (a few cool ones).

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had an awesome experience with dive guide Molly and Captain Ryan. They seem very experienced and knowledgeable! They were super personable and made sure everyone was having a great time! Highly recommend, three thumbs up!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very happy I was convinced to do this by a friend! We got to see two manta rays which was awesome! The shop and staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Provided a safe, memorable experience. We even got to see dolphins and humpbacks on...More

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lhofman8990
22 February 2018|
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Response from Carenazhi | Reviewed this property |
The 5pm is a 2 tank dive. The later dive is 1 tank. You will only see the mantas after dark and once the plankton gather at the “camp fire”. I like the 2 tank dive since the second tank is sitting and watching the mantas... More
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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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Siyun Z
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Aloha Siyun! The Morning Dolphin Watch Charter is flexible - depending on how the dolphins are feeling that day we may get in the water to observe them, or we may stay on the boat and watch them from the surface. Our goal... More
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