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Sandwich Isle Divers

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Address: 76-6131 Plumeria Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2234
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+1 808-329-9188

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Closed down for good

According to their Facebook page they have closed for good since November​ 2016. It looks like it was a good shop, but you will have to go else where. Manta Ray Divers/Charlie's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

According to their Facebook page they have closed for good since November​ 2016. It looks like it was a good shop, but you will have to go else where. Manta Ray Divers/Charlie's seems to be the cheapest for the manta rays and blackwater diving.

Thank ajdub8586
Mammoth Lakes, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We traveled to Kona with 2 weeks notice and arranged a boat dive with Sandwich Isla Divers. Steve and his crew were great! It was like getting together with old friends again. The dives were great and with a small group of 5 divers, we were free to look around and spend time to get that great photos without feeling... More 

Thank Gary C
Santa Clara, CA
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Hadn't really planned on taking a few days away from the office to go to one of our favorite islands - The Big Island - but the wife insisted she needed - another - break. After flight and house reservations what is the first thing that needs to be done contact Steve/Lara - Sandwich Isle Divers and lock in a... More 

Thank markencom
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We absolutely loved diving with Steve and his team. The group sizes are small and they go out of their way to make it a memorable experience. No crowded boats here. And they really took care of us above and under water - explaining the dive and what may see and then finding all sorts of critters and safely maximizing... More 

Thank GreenGirlH
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Except for my apparent affliction with seasickness, my dive with Steve and Lara was awesome! Steve showed us a lot of interesting animals and fish that I wouldn't otherwise have noticed and took us around a beautiful dive site. Lara was delightful to talk to on the boat, even when I was too sick for my second dive! I would... More 

Thank Jessica L
Tupelo, Mississippi
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Small boat with 2 terrific people. Highly recommended! Grown daughters have been certified for 17 years, but no dives recently. Steve made them comfortable, and they loved the experience. Thank you.

Thank davelend0n
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I went on a two-tank dive with Steve and Lara a few weeks ago with my family. It had been over 15 years since my last dive, and when we first started our descent, I got incredibly anxious. Steve noticed right away and signaled me to the surface. We talked for a moment, and he suggested I swim around by... More 

Thank Alicia L
Clements, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Steve and Lara operate a wonderful small boat (6 diver) dive operation! Personalized, laid-back and adventurous, they design your dive trip to your wants and needs. They let you dive your own profile, if you can stay down an hour and a half, they'll hang with you! The last two trips, we saw 4 highly endangered Monk seals, mantas, spinner... More 

3 Thank jerrysmom1949
Kailua-kona, Hawaii
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I went out on the Sandwich Isle dive boat, Kekona, today. There were feeding manta rays all around as we entered our dive site - Steve and Lara were able to give us an awesome view of them while retaining a respectful distance.They circled out and around so we were able to see them feeding. Spectacular. Steve has such an... More 

1 Thank Jackie F
Vallejo, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Sandwich Isle Divers no longer have a shop but diving with them is as Fantastic as ever. The owner Steve knows the dive sites like the back of his hand and had no trouble putting us at great sites with no current. The crew Mary and Bob are so good at finding things for you to see. We saw Lion... More 

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