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Big Island Divers

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Open Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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74-5467 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3176
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I went for the snorkeling trip with mantas at night, and O M G, what an experience! I was afraid of the water at night, so I was very nervous, especially as it gradually got darker when we were heading out to the place. Watched...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank LadyCeci
Reviewed yesterday

So I did a manta ray night snorkel a few years ago with a different company (they who shall not be named, mostly because I've forgotten who they are) and was very impressed. Night Diving with manta rays courtesy of Big Island Divers was even...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank chiaseedAC
Reviewed yesterday

We had a great experience with Big Island. The staff was very organized on the boat, and took care of everything to maximize our enjoyment of the experience. Divemasters were super communicative and took care of us during our dives. We've tried another company on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank js3738
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mikey, Zac and Mr Nacho Business looked after us from start to finish and gave us a really intimate dive with four amazing Rays. We have our sizes for wetsuits over the phone and arrived just about on time. The introductions to the boat and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Dane K, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Divers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha johnsJ529YS, Thanks for your great review! The Late Manta Ray Snorkel charter is an intimate experience in what can be a crowded industry. When we started running these trips our crew remarked that they feel like the early days of Kona manta encounters... before...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Big island divers provided amazing dive services. Everyone from the people working in the shop to the dive masters and boat captains were very friendly and knowledgable. We did 4 dives over 2 days. They took care of our gear from when we first got...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jonathan j
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the first dive trip after a long absence from diving for me and my wife and we also had my newly certified teenage daughter and son who needed to complete his open water certification. We did a total of 3 days of 2...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank robolo12
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had so much fun! We did 4 dives in one day and both trips the crew was fabulous! Chris and Becca on the first trip, then Laio (sp?) and Alex were the best. Ended up with the wrong size wetsuit but they got it...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MSMM79
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice staff and a great shop. Dive boats were really nice also. My luggage didn’t join me for the first few days of the trip so I rented gear and it was great and cheaper than I expected for a full set of gear. If...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This dive is amazing. My husband and I have gone at least four times- and it is still breathtaking. Big Island Divers does a great job- they take time for the small details such as looking for dolphins and enjoying sunsets, which is an important...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kelli K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mike, our instructor, was knowledge and a great teacher, making it easy to go through all the course material. The boat crew was professional and there to make sure we all had a great time. Would happily recommend!

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Date of experience: March 2019
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snorkelgal888
7 February 2019|
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Response from Kalanaka | Reviewed this property |
In the winter the water can be a bit bumpy. The crew will take the boat to areas least impacted by wind and swell. Our dives never had any issues with rough waters. Decent and ascents were nice and easy...mooring line... More
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okiediver19612014
12 November 2018|
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Response from Dane K | Property representative |
The Manta Rays are resident to our coast and are here year round. The diving and snorkeling in Hawaii is good all year, but summer is warmest and best odds for good conditions. Water temps usually max out around 82 degrees... More
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nicenspicee8
24 April 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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