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Kona Honu Divers

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Address: 74-5583 Luhia Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 888-333-4668
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Description: 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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Very friendly and helpful crew

I dived with Kona Honu Divers last summer and really enjoyed my time with them, the diving was relaxed and they looked after you with plenty of space for your gear. I am going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I dived with Kona Honu Divers last summer and really enjoyed my time with them, the diving was relaxed and they looked after you with plenty of space for your gear. I am going back this year and will be booking with them again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have nothing but great things to say about the staff! They were very helpful and full of knowledge about the area! It was my first time snorkeling at night and they made me feel very safe! We got video of the trip from Manta Ray Productions which made it possible for us to share this experience with friends and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We used Kona Honu Divers for a spectacular night dive with Manta Rays, where you get to see them from very close, and for a 2-tank dive day of the beautiful reefs near Kona. The crew was very friendly, had all the equipment well prepared and had high safety standard. There was a dive instructor for each 3 or 4... More 

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

Aloha Constanza and Mark, We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate your review and all your kind words. We love what we do and where we do it and always hope that it resonates with our guests. Hope to see you both again soon! Best Fishes, Virginia More 

Los Angeles
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

These guys run a super smooth ship. All we had to do was tell them our sizes, and then we showed up to the boat with all of our gear set up and ready to go. All we needed to do from there was put on the wetsuits (or not!) and then sit on the edge of the boat where... More 

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

Aloha Wrenee, Thank you so much for your review and all your kind words. You are on vacation so why not have us do all the "heavy lifting"! The crew works hard to make your experience an safe an enjoyable one. We hope to see you again soon! Best Fishes, Virginia More 

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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A must do experience in you life time, my wife and I are certified divers and did the night dive with the Mantas, we had 8 Mantas that night performing all around us, they literally fly right over the top of your head eating the plankton, the 45 minutes goes so fast and would recommend anyone going to the big... More 

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

Aloha Scott P, Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are so glad you both enjoyed the manta rays of Kona! A fantastic experience both diving and snorkeling, but divers love to dive and blow bubbles! Best Fishes, Virginia More 

Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

진짜 편하게 다이빙할 수 있어요! 배에서 일하는 사람들은 좀 불친절하고요 (오전 다이빙 떄에는 불친절, 저녁 다이빙 때에는 사람들이 바뀌었는데 정말 친절했어요) 돌고래도 많이 보여주고.. 정말 좋았어요. 전 물범도 봤어요. 저희가 차량 도난사고를 당해서 나이트다이빙 취소해달라고 당일 낮에 전화했었는데 흔쾌히 해줬어요. 너무 고마워요. 또 오고 싶어요 very comfortable diving! morning diving crews are not so kind... but, Manta diving crews are... More 

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

Aloha lemonsoin, Thank you for reviewing your experience. We are glad you were comfortable and enjoyed the mantas! We look forward to your next dive adventure in Hawaii. Best Fishes, Virginia More 

Mooloolaba, Australia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Such a pleasure diving with Kona Honu. First class service, knowledgeable staff & great setup all round. The manta ray dive itself was awesome, but these guys made it even better. The hot shower when you get up from the night dive was AMAZING!!! Would highly recommend this company!

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

Aloha Lauren F, Thank you for your review and sharing what we try hard to achieve every night, first class service! We hope to see you again on another dive adventure. Best Fishes, Virginia More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After receiving several suggestions for dive operations, I picked Kona Honu Divers because of the turtle reference ( have a red-eared slider at home). What a great pick! They have a large boat with toilet, hot water shower, and other amenities. All the staff was helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. Capt. John C, Frank, and Bryce were terrific. Frank's wildlife finding... More 

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

Aloha disaac1727, Thank you for your review and your kind words. I am glad we lived up to our turtle logo! If you didn't get any stickers shoot us an email and I would be happy to send some your way. Frank has some of the best eyes underwater so might I suggest that the next time you are in... More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I found this dive company through an internet search and I'm so glad I chose them. The gear and boat were in excellent condition, and the dive crew was professional, friendly, and extremely helpful. The whole crew was very knowledgeable, and identified different creatures underwater I may not have otherwise spotted. They helped out with putting on/taking off gear and... More 

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

Aloha arrow_88, Thank you for joining us and for your kind words! Vacation diving should be easy diving for our guests and we do as much as possible to make that happen. You get spoiled by the crew with them helping getting in/out of the water. Best Fishes, Virginia More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Kona Honu Divers were recommended by the Marriott Resort. They were professional and true to their word. The dive masters were knowledgeable. Nico, Tom (Roy as I called him) and John were all pleasant. I dive with the Palm Beach County Reef Research Team and found this operation respectful to the environment. We do not harass the sea life on... More 

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

Aloha luvaerobcs, Thank you for your kinds words and volunteering your time with the Palm County Reef Research Team and collecting data to help protect our oceans! We hope to see you on board the Honu One again soon! Best Fishes, Virginia More 

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