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Big Island Divers

74-5467 Kaiwi St., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-329-6068
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Ranked #8 of 182 activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: Big Island Divers in Kailua-Kona Hawaii, offers SCUBA and snorkeling charters from one of their 3 custom dive/snorkel boats.We also do all levels of... more » Owner description: Big Island Divers in Kailua-Kona Hawaii, offers SCUBA and snorkeling charters from one of their 3 custom dive/snorkel boats.We also do all levels of PADI certification from introductory dives, to DiveMaster. With the Manta Ray Night dives & snorkeling offered every night, come experience the Best Dive Shop in Hawaii, served with Aloha! « less
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had a big unwieldy 30 person party, each of varying skill. The people of Big Island Divers were absolutely phenomenal guides every single step of the way. Emily the snorkeling leader was amazingly helpful. Nick the divemaster was supremely competent and professional. We were each and all absolutely overjoyed by how convenient, enjoyable and enriching it was to snorkel/dive... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Went out with Big Island Divers in mid-August. The crew was very good. They have you stop at the shop to pay and confirm all the equipment then meet at the boat ramp at 3:45. You do spend a bit of time waiting around for the boat to get loaded. Education by the crew on the mantas was good, all... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great night. Lots of Mantas and an experience of a lifetime. Big Island divers was excellent from booking the trip until our safe return back to dock. Had a fantastic time and will do it again if we are able to return to Kona. Snorkeling in the ocean at night can be a bit concerning, but this experience is one... More

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Livermore, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I debated long and hard on which company to book with for our July manta ray snorkel trip. I ended up with Big Island Divers based primarily on Trip Advisor reviews. I was afraid that we wouldn't see any manta rays like several of my friends who went with other dive shops, but we saw dozens! I couldn't be more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had an amazing time with Patrick, Megan, and Jonathan of Big Island Divers on 8/15/14. I cannot begin to express how awesome the crew was on our sunset snorkel and manta ray night dive! Patrick was excellent as captain and was very professional, friendly, and throughout the evening he continuously offered assistance to everyone while making... More

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I got certified over Memorial Day weekend with Big Island Divers, they were knowledgeable, nice and entertaining. We took 3 of our kids today on a resort dive to see if they're interested in this sport while we did the normal dive. Again, they were knowledgeable, nice and entertaining. Our kids now plan on taking the cert... More

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Campbell River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Such an amazing experience to be in the water with such beautiful creatures. I enjoyed the experience with Big Island Divers from start to finish! Our first visit to the shop, we found it very easy to book our snorkel/dives, staff was very helpful with fitting equipment and helping us purchase other things we wanted. (I bought my own mask,... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We went out to do the black water dive tonight! Despite the fact that I'm terrified of the dark Dive Master Tara comforted me, helped me out, and we had an amazing dive! Some really cool out of the world like creatures (from glow in the dark shrimp, tube-like transparent creatures and some squid feeding on some little fish in... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We did the snorkel on 8/12/14 because several friends recommended. The dive site was very crowded, about 200 people, and only one manta showed up. He came sort of close and did several rolls, which was very cool, but only about 30 seconds. Otherwise we only saw it a few times at a distance, and there was so much shouting... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was our second time diving with Big Island Divers to see the Manta Rays. It is so much fun. Captain Eric, Zane, Tara and Laurie provided us with the best service. We saw over 13 Mantas and the whole experience was perfect. Until you do this dive, you can not even begin to describe the size of the Manta... More

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