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Kohala Divers

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Address: 61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-882-7774
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Fantastic Diving On The Kohala Coast

I just spent three days diving with the awesome team at Kohala Divers. I was staying at the Fairmont Orchid in Puako on the Big Island and chose this place because of the great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Amy B
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just spent three days diving with the awesome team at Kohala Divers. I was staying at the Fairmont Orchid in Puako on the Big Island and chose this place because of the great reviews on yelp and TripAdvisor and I was not disappointed. Each days diving was unique and different and I had some amazing experiences. I loved visiting... More 

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Thank Amy B
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did an advanced Open Water Class with Justin and found him, and the entire Kohala staff, to be top notch. They cater to the comfort and safety of their divers and do it in a genuinely friendly manner. If you are staying in Waikoloa, they are only 15 minutes away, on a much easier drive than going back to... More 

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Thank Jeff B
Norwalk, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I made my reservations three months in advance as usual. The automated reservation calendar was easy to review and make selections from. The on-line dive waiver was also easy to navigate and complete and seems to have become the industry standard. I called the shop the day I arrived to let the crew know that I was on island and... More 

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Thank Christopher W
Bend, OR
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a blast as snorkelers/ride alongs! Amazing whale and dolphin sightings, played in the water, snorkeled and enjoys chit chatting with the captain, Bill. More than we were expecting! Great memories!

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Thank Cathryn P
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went fishing and caught slit of fish! The whales were abundant! Captain Greg is awesome! We had a great experience! Will definitely use again!

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Thank Okie-Babs
Los Altos, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I started diving with Kohala Divers many years ago as a kid so this year when I decided to get certified, it was a no brainer to look to Kohala Divers for scuba certification and for a week of adventure. Nikki was my instructor and was great. She made sure I was comfortable passing off all the requirements while having... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for the afternoon whale watch. It ended up that our group of 3 was the only group on the boat,so we had the boat to ourselves and felt very spoilt. The Captain and Justin were both very friendly and helpful. We had complementary sodas and some snacks. The boat is a good size and also had a toilet.... More 

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Thank elizabethreeve
Panama City
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I appreciate that even though we week only 3 to dive that morning, the crew took great care of us. We saw sharks, Moray eel, etc. Topside we saw whales and dolphins. The crew even tried to fish while in between dives. It was a great experience and effortless as we just followed the guide. In Florida you dive on... More 

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Thank Darren P
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some times guide u/w was good and showed stuff and other times just dove from point a to point b. guides talked only among themselves on boat. boat was fine and safe. i have over 5,000 dives so i can find stuff myself...they did not know that. had i been a new diver, i would not have seen much

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Thank James P
RebekahK96743, Owner at Kohala Divers, responded to this review

Thanks for your 4 star review and we hope you enjoyed your day of diving in Kohala. Sorry to hear your experience with the guides on board that day was less than our high level service we pride ourselves in. I think the crew may have read your experienced professional diver status and tried to give you more freedom than... More 

Seal Beach, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the staff was extremely helpful, the boat is way too small for the number of divers they had on board. Because it is so small, only one diver at a time can put on his/her gear (the captain helps the diver) and then do a giant stride entry. This means the first diver has to wait a long time... More 

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Thank Brian B
RebekahK96743, Owner at Kohala Divers, responded to this review

Glad you had a great experience with our crew, it means a lot and we truly love our careers in diving and customer service! Sorry to hear your experience with our boat was not up to your expectations and we take your feedback seriously in considering our daily operations. While I think the 42’ size of our boat is quite... More 

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