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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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Great diving experience in Hawaii!

Me and my friend had a Morning session 2 dive, it was a very great experience for us! We saw a white tip reef shark, octopus, turtles and many beautiful reefs and fishes and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Chu K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my friend had a Morning session 2 dive, it was a very great experience for us! We saw a white tip reef shark, octopus, turtles and many beautiful reefs and fishes and dolphins! The captain and all the crews are so nice and professional! Truly recommend! By the way we found a large piece of fishnet-rope mix on... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I had an outstanding dive experience with Kona Honu Divers. The captain and crew were very patient and professional in assisting everyone throughout the trip. I had forgotten my certification card and they were able to verify it right there at the pier. The pre-departure brief was quick but thorough, and did not waste any time. Captain... More 

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Thank JJames728
KHD96740, Shop Staff at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha JJames728! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're super happy you had a great time-we always aim to please and will make sure the crew members who took you know you think they did a super job. Safe travels back and hope to dive with you again soon! Linda More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful crew and experience! This dive trip was the best we've ever had in terms of boat and crew. We can't thank them enough for how knowledgable and helpful they are!

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Thank Jeremy N
KHD96740, Shop staff at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Jeremy, We had a great time diving with you as well and thank you for taking the time to write the kind review. Safe travels back home! Linda More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the easiest dive we've ever done. The crew sets up everything for you and even washes your gear at the end. I loved that they had a bench to sit on at the end of the boat to put fins and mask on while they lugged our tank to us to put it on there so... More 

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

Aloha Tara, Thanks for the kind review. We aim to make your experience as easy and fun as possible and are happy to hear the bench was helpful. We look forward to diving with you again as well! Linda More 

Show Low, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this company based upon reviews and the trip itself. We are snorkelers only but chose the 2 tank late afternoon trip. We got out to the spot to snorkel later afternoon and hit the bonus of seeing 2 Manta's in the daylight! Then you went back the boat for the sunset and plenty of "light" snacks including sandwich... More 

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

Aloha unclet69! Thank you so much for taking the time to write the kind review! We take pride in making sure all our guests feel special and attended to, regardless of whether or not they are diving or snorkeling. Glad to hear you had plenty of mantas and we hope we will see you again in the future! Linda More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During a recent week on the Big Island, I signed up for a few days of diving with Kona Honu after learning that Sandwich Isle Divers - the folks with whom I’d done my first ocean diving some 20 years ago - had recently closed their doors. Sandwich Isle had set a high bar in its delivery of wonderful small-group... More 

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

Aloha gloNova, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review! We're glad you gave us the chance to serve you after having dove with Sandwich Isle after so many years. Please do take us up on the offer to give the manta dive/snorkel another shot. Safe travels! Linda More 

Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been diving for over 10 years and was a little nervous to make my first ocean night dive. We made a 1 tank night dive with the manta rays with Captain Tom at Kona Honu Divers and it was the highlight of our trip! This experience was by far the coolest thing I've ever done and my most... More 

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

Aloha Jodi! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! We always aim to give every guest a personalized experience, no matter how many people we have on our boat, and we're glad to hear we delivered. Have a great trip back and hope to see you next time you visit BI. Linda More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Showed with the family and could not have had a more smooth and enjoyable experience. Everyone operated professionally and with a sense of humor to lighten the stresses of or scuba trip. Can't wait to come back :)

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

Aloha Autumn! We are super happy to hear you had a great experience!. Thank you for taking the time to share on Trip Adviser. Have a safe return home and we hope to dive with you again, Linda More 

Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They first canceled the tour because of the rough sea but they reschedule us two days later. When we went out we had luck to see two manta rays while we were scuba diving. The staff is really nice.

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Thank patrick302
KHD96740, General Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha parick302, I am glad the ocean calmed down and we were able to get you out to see the manta rays. Our guests safety is our top priority and we take that seriously. Thanks for taking the time to share you experience and we hope to see you again on another adventure. Best Fishes, Virginia More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was uber friendly and helpful. Complimentary snacks throughout the trip was a great bonus. And hot shower and hot chocolate after the manta rays. There were only one manta ray the night we went but the crew got us super close. It was doing multiple barrel rolls directly under us and coming up within an inch of our snorkel... More 

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

Aloha brianmcnamara1979, I am glad you were able experience a majestic manta ray, it only takes one to make it a night to remember. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience, we really appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed the amenities and of course the crew! They love what they do. See you again soon... More 

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