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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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Top Notch!

Went out with KHD and was so impressed from the start. From the shop to the boat to the underwater show. Captain Johnny was so much fun from the start. The crew and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Phuket, Thailand
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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Went out with KHD and was so impressed from the start. From the shop to the boat to the underwater show. Captain Johnny was so much fun from the start. The crew and instructors were extremely helpful, professional and also very knowledgeable. All round fun and experienced team. I've dived all over the world and have seen the best and... More 

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My son and I have never dove before and had some problems equalizing our ears. Terri was VERY patient with both of us and coached us through the process! This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I'm a former instructor holding various certification cards. One of them is even a PADI "senior" level certification card earned a ways back, I really am one now. How ironic. Anyway, I had two great recertification dives with Kevin, (as it has been several years since my last dives) who was very detailed, safety oriented, and great at pointing out... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My group and I enjoyed diving with PADI instructors Terri Schwenzer, Kevin Stewart, and Frank DeYoung of Kona Honu Divers. They were personable, fun, very patient, sympathetic, and most importantly professional. Although I had my PADI certification, I badly needed a refresher. We each received instruction and then saw plenty of fish, an octopus, and went under two reef bridges.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

the instructors were impatient with some beginners. me and two friends signed up, one was comfortable from the get-go, but two of us really struggled, not just with ill fitting face masks, and learning something entirely new to us, but more discouragingly with the instructors. They were not sympathetic, not patient, and when i could not equalize, they suggested I... More 

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

Aloha Charlotte, Beginners often have trouble their first time diving and we have exceptional instructors that are both patient, understanding, and do their very best to make your experience an enjoyable one. There are two main reasons new divers are often unable to equalize and our instructors stated them both, as you pointed out. As our instructors take many new... More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

FYI, this is a review of the customer service and website only; we wanted to dive with them and booked online about a month in advance with a deal, but unfortunately, a printed confirmation email doesn't mean anything and in the end, we didn't even go diving with them -We visited their dive shop the day before our two days... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The boat crew, the captain and deck hand were both incredibly helpful and had great personalities. Our dive guide on the manta trip was not friendly. He was very authoritative, a bit sarcastic and condescending and it seemed he really didn't want to be working that night. The experience was memorable and had it not been for the poor attitude... More 

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

Aloha, We are always happy to read our guests reviews, good and bad. Good reviews let us know we are doing our job right and bad reviews let us know where we can improve -as we are always striving to give a great experience to all our guests. We are pleased you had more positives than negatives on your trip... More 

Denver, CO
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I agree with an earlier review that said "The staff were all friendly, fun, but safety-oriented as well." The staff were also knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed their jobs. I wish I could say I got to do the manta dive with them, but I reserved three days in a row, each of which were cancelled due to hazardous tides. I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Did a total of five dives with Kona Honu Divers - including the 2-tank Manta Dive (saw 7 mantas) and Black Water dive (highly recommend this, for more experienced divers), and we really enjoyed ourselves. The staff were all friendly, fun, but safety-oriented as well. We dive regularly and I must say that this company is among the best we've... More 

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Aloha, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The people part of this operation are simply outstanding. From Virginia in the office, to Captain's: John, Tom and Frankie and Dive Guides: Frankie, Nico and Terri and all the others too! Best boat in Kona. We come every year and have always had a great time :-)

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