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Address: 61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Our first dive in the ocean was incredible!

My husband and I were recently open water certified so this was our first 'real' dive. I was very nervous since I had not been in the ocean nor done a boat dive so lots of new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were recently open water certified so this was our first 'real' dive. I was very nervous since I had not been in the ocean nor done a boat dive so lots of new experiences to take in. The dive shop was extremely helpful in everything from equipment to reassuring me that we would not be eaten... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We did the one tank afternoon dive. You pay a lot here (you pay a lot wherever you are in Hawaii, but nearly $140 for one tank + gear was still pretty high for us), and what we got was great service, and a below average dive. The dive was only about 20 minutes north of the dive shop, so... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was our first time diving with them and absolutely fantastic. Not only do they know the area, but they have multiple sights to choose from, so the diving experience is fantastic. The crew, dive masters and captain are wonderful; nice and engaging people and really want to meet your dive interests and needs. We did a 2 tank dive... More 

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Lyon, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It was perfect. We chose an afternoon one tank guided trip.That was our first real diving in Hawaii and we felt very safe and relaxed. Our PADI divemaster and the captain Bell/Bill ( ?) were experienced instructors and were very friendly, knowledgeable about the area and the underwater world. We were only four divers + our divemaster. We really appreciated that.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We last visited the Big Island in 2012, at which time myself, wife and son had a great experience with Kohala Divers. I'm happy to say that nothing has changed after 3 years. On March 16 and 18 we had 2 great days diving in an unhurried and informative atmosphere. The staff, rental gear and service were all excellent, and... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I decided to try the north end of the island. What a great day. There were no other dive boats around. The captain and crew were great. We saw whales, dolphins, a shark and an abundance of marine life. I will be going back there.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Kohala took care of us - my 15 yo son and I - from start to finish, checking us in quickly, getting going on the boat, taking us to a mind-blowing turtle cleaning station 15 minutes away for our first dive, reviewing safety points and quirks of their rented equipment carefully, and then taking us on 2 great dives; staff... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

An old friend was visiting from the mainland with her family, and I suggested we all go out for a whale watch with Kohala Divers. The reservation process was easy; we were able to sign our waivers online in advance, which made it so we could pretty much just board the boat on the afternoon of our whale watch. We... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My son wanted to get dive certified. I was a bit hesitant but Kohala divers had a great first hand reference. Their program was spectacular. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I can not recommend them highly enough. I was impressed during the week with the loyalty of their return customers, the friendliness of their staff, and the competence of the... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Our daughter, an experiencd diver, gave us great reviews of the Kohala Dive shop and recommended the shop as a place for us to give scuba diving a try. A visit to the shop to discuss our options led us to book lessons with Kelleen-instructor extraordinaire! Kelleen combines professionalism with kindness, patience and calm and instilled a confidence in us... More 

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