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Kona Honu Divers

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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About Kona Honu Divers
Kona Honu Divers is locally owned and operated. From the moment you step into the shop or prepare to board our boat, you become part of our "ohana" or family. Our boat is safe and comfortable. Our dives are guided by knowledgeable instructors who brief you on what to expect to see before you enter the water. Encounters with dolphin, turtles, and manta rays are common in the placid Kona waters.
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Fuzzy27 wrote a review Jun 16
Scottsdale, Arizona39 contributions18 helpful votes
Our new favorite operator on the Big Island! Top notch from top to bottom! Friendly crew, great boats, clear direction, awesome knowledge of the local waters - you will love diving with Kona Honu!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Ron Wolfe wrote a review May 2021
Waikoloa, Hawaii21 contributions
Kona Honu is a top notch dive company that provides safe, successful scuba diving. I mention safety first because they start with getting onto their vessel safely with good corvid procedures, keep you safe during the boat trips, watch out for your safety during each dive and even help old people like me who are not very nimble to get off of the vessel. Kona Honu dive masters lead great dives due to their commitment, enthusiasm and knowledge. A special shout out to Janine, she is tops in my book and I have similar accolades for Captain John. Both are incredibly helpful and warmly personable. Way to go Kona Honu. Mahalo, Ron
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Uvette wrote a review Mar 2021
Boston, Massachusetts11 contributions3 helpful votes
This dive shop is super attentive to divers' needs every step of the way, including helping book the dives, communicating about meeting locations, ensuring COVID precautions were maintained, and addressing any needs during the dives themselves. Additionally, the crew and staff at Kona Honu Divers ensured that everyone was informed and shared tips about how to spot some of the endemic sea life during our briefings. The dive guides knew all of the best nooks and crannies to spot creatures. Also, the discount for booking multiple dives with the shop and the free nitrox if certified is an added bonus. Would definitely dive again with this company if we return to Kona!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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marcdog4 wrote a review Mar 2021
Honolulu, Hawaii285 contributions48 helpful votes
The long range day trip with Captain Andy and Guide Sandy was amazing. The team was on time, professional and very safe. All covid protocols were followed. The Kona Hele is a very stable and fast power catamaran with plenty of space for 6 divers. The lunch provided was individually prepared and packed by a local deli. It was friggin' delicious!! As a professional guide on another island this is my new spot and go to team when I need a vacation. We spent time watching resting pods of dolphin on the surface and even saw a juvenile albatross hanging out by the deep water buouy. Underwater we say mantas, 4 types of Nudi Branchs and eggs, snowflake and margin eels, blue goat fish and all the usual suspects to include a couple of octopus. Thanks again Andy and Sandy for a great day. I will be back. Marc.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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JEShanks61 wrote a review Mar 2021
Hollywood, Maryland621 contributions146 helpful votes
We had a really good time diving with Kona Honu Divers in Kona, HI. Enjoyed the staff (John, Carl, Taka, Kevin, Sandy) and they took good care of the dive operation and are professional. The dives were easy and safe, we saw sharks, manta's, rays and many many fish, including octopus. We have been diving with Kona Honu before and we were very sad, maybe even a little upset to find out that they no longer take care of your gear when you have multiple dives with them. My wife and I booked five dives, four morning dives and a night manta dive, previously it had been great that when you checked in on your first day the Dive Shop and Crew really took great care of you, and more so your gear. Each day they rinsed your gear, hung it up over night and it was on the boat the next day ready for you to enjoy another day of diving. Upon arrival this year we were told they no longer provide this service and that we would have to schlep our gear back and forth to our hotel each day! This is really a problem when you are staying in a hotel, versus a dive resort, hotels are not set up to handle daily dive gear in and out. What a big disappointment! At first we were told it was because of COVID 19 restrictions, later to find out that other dive shops are providing this service and one of the staff told us, they just didn't want to do it anymore. Very unfortunate! I share this so you can set your expectations, if you are a returning customer just know you are going to be 100% responsible for your gear. I highly recommend Kona Honu, the boat is top quality, the staff is great and the diving is awesome! The night Manta dive was absolutely incredible!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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