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Kohala Divers

61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Kawaihae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Smaller boat means they run a very tight ship- great staff, organized, full service. When there was a pickup snafoo, the owner called and more than made up for the problem. My teens did their check out dives and got good attention.

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Vallejo, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have been Scuba Diving since 1978, all over the Carribean and Hawaii. I paid for the diving (In full),last year. I told Rebekah (The Owner),my wife and I would use their gear (Except for Mask).She gave me a price,and paid for it. The morning of our dive,the shop manager ,told me we would have to pay $60 more to... More

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scubamama4hawaii, Owner at Kohala Divers, responded to this review

Wow, I am so sorry to hear of your bad experience and it sounds like we have had a misunderstanding that I would love the opportunity to make right. Since this is a public review I feel I should explain the transaction in question. Kohala Divers offers a Prebuy dive card for its newsletter subscribers once a year, that can... More

McLean, Virginia, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very personable experience, it is a small operation and they provide a terrific experience. This would be a great place to get your first dives under the belt. Did a one day two tank dive, there were 5 divers in my group plus 2 beginners who had their own divemaster. This is the only dive I've done on the Big... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Had a 2-tank one morning and a night reef dive, all from a boat. Everyone was a professional and really pleasant about it. The D.M.'s ability to spot critters was uncanny. I will definitely dive with them again.

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Sunnyvale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I have about 120 dives under my belt over the years and this dive shop was one of the most professional, thorough, safe and friendly that I have come across. They took the time to do a full boat briefing, a safe and informative dive prep before each dive and made the diving easy! It was luxurious to just sit... More

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Columbia, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Me and my newly married wife came here to experience our first scuba diving excursion and we couldn't have picked a better place to do it. We had no training or certification but they led us through a short lesson in the basics to get us familiar with the sport. The next day we got to leave on a small... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Did some checking on the net before going to Kohala Drivers' modest shop. Instantly felt at ease. I booked a two-tank dive for the next day. Had so much fun, I booked another. Scott was the first dive master. Warren was dive master second trip. Both were excellent. The other dive masters on the boat, the captains, and the store... More

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Palmer, Alaska
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I had four great days of diving with Kohala and was very impressed with the professionalism of the dive masters and boat captains. Incredible dive sights, rental equipment in great shape. Masters took time to truly guide the dive - they knew where various sea life "hung out" so we saw many unique sights. Can't wait to go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Very professional and passionate dive team geared to ensure the customer of all levels of experience leave with a great experience. Not to mention we saw Dolphins, Whales, Manta Rays and Turtles all up close to the boat before we even got in the water. I recently completed my open water certification with Kohala Divers (4 dives in 2 days)... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

You can never go wrong with Kohala Divers. There is just something amazing the way the owners train and motivate their team. You can tell that these employees talk about how great their day was when the get home. Very educated and patient group and lots of fun to be around. On top of it all they are all great... More

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