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Kohala Divers

Address: 61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rialto, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

After having a really goof whale watching experience in San Diego my wife and I decided to try our luck whale watching on the Koala coast. Since we were staying in Waikoloa, we decided to book our whale watching trip with Kohala Divers. We were warmly greeted by a professional staff. After completing our booking we were directed across the... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This our second time in 3 years going to sea with Capt. Bob. He and first mate, Bill, were, as before, well informed and energetic. Capt. Bob finds pods of whales quickly and keeps us as close as legally possible. The 6 of us took the sunset cruise and it could not have been more beautiful. And the whales did... More 

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Dallas, TX
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The staff and crew were amazing. Flipper, Ryan and Bill were great. The pre-dive instructions included pointing out the fish and creatures we would see so it was amazing to see the fish and know their names. Seeing the whales during the trip was the icing on the cake. Their shop has extensive choices of dive gear, bathing suits, beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I have gone on dive, snorkel and whale watching trips for over 15 years with them They are always friendly, suggesting best days to go( if a storm is coming in), and very informative. This trip I went snorkeling and whale watching. Excellent!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great shop, did all 4 open water dives with them for open water certification ! Thank you guys ! They told us about the incoming swell and advised us to move up our dives ... Without looking out for us we would not have been able to complete our certification! Thank you Scott & Oliver !

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Salmon Arm, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I did my padi open water certification with them. Kelly was an awesome teacher very professional, did not cut corners made sure I completed all tasks and answered any questions I had. Overall great experience dive locations were perfect, captain and crew took the time to follow dolphins or slow down to view whales off in the distance. Really went... More 

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Hawi, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Have been diving with Kohala many times. Consistent great service, wonderful dive briefings, easy boat to dive from.

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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Did a three tank dive which let us go a bit farther north than usual. The dive masters were well educated and giving of information. The whole crew were locals with many being born and raised on the north Kohala coast. It's really true - it's always sunny there

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Linkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I did my Advanced Open Water course with Kohala Divers and it was a great experience. Since I hadn't been diving for a couple of years I was a bit nervous before the first dive but the feeling soon vanished since everyone was so professional and nice. The diving sites were beautiful, the crew helped with all the gear and... More 

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Spokane, Washington, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great experience, well informed dive master. Very accomodating to various skill levels. Would recommend to anyone to do it.

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