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Address: 74-5583 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3624
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+1 888-333-4668
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kona Honu Divers is locally owned and operated. From the moment you step...

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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I have been fortunate to dive in many areas of the world over the past 25 years and I can honestly say that Kona Honu is one of the best. It is clear that they focus on safety... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dtakeuch
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San Jose, California

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been fortunate to dive in many areas of the world over the past 25 years and I can honestly say that Kona Honu is one of the best. It is clear that they focus on safety, service, and taking care of their clients. I picked them over other outfits based on TripAdvisor reviews. I did the 2 tank... More 

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KHD96740, PADI Instructor 379611 at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Dtakeuch, Glad to hear you enjoyed your time diving with our crew and on our boat, Honu One. We are especially glad you enjoyed our hot chocolate as our crew loves it too. We pride ourselves on our excellent service, top of the line boat and professional crew so we are excited to hear you enjoyed it all. We... More 

New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kona Honu Divers has the best boat on the Bis Island - hands down - and is an absolutely top notch operation. We went on the 2-tank Manta Dive and having this boat made a big difference contending with the afternoon swells. This friendly Capt and crew are a lot of fun and they take dive safety for both you... More 

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KHD96740, PADI Instructor at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Brewt38, We are glad you enjoyed our boat, the Honu One, and your time spent with our crew. We pride ourselves on having a top of the line boat and a crew to staff it. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the rental gear and appreciated our efforts in safety and fun. We hope to see you again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I joined Kona Honu Divers for their two tank Discover Scuba on 16 Feb. I've been scuba diving quite a few times but have not completed my certification. I found all the crew on board incredibly helpful and informative, especially Captain John who made the trip very memorable and Dive Master Rob and who made sure that we were safe... More 

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KHD96740, PADI Instructor 379611 at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Rita, Thank you for coming out with us on the Honu One. We are glad you enjoyed your time out with us on the water. We pride ourselves on having a great boat and top notch crew to work it so we are happy you appreciated them. Sorry about the winter swell effecting the diving and hopefully you will... More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We signed up to to do a morning dive with Kona Honu Divers and were pleased with the dive crew, Sandy, Captain John and Rob. We whet out to Suckem-up for the first dive that was very nice and fun. During our surface interval we went out to see if we could find wales and we did, one swam right... More 

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KHD96740, Assistant Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Chas49, Thank you for choosing Kona Honu Divers! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our crew and you had some great dives with them. You covered all the charismatic megafauna here in Kona-sharks, whales, and dolphins...oh my! We appreciate you taking the time to write this review and we hope to see you again. Mahalo, Tara More 

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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Hawaiian Aloha feel with nice knowledgeable people, helping in the office and on the boat. Experience a Manta dive or just a snorkel or dive experience.

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KHD96740, Assistant Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Betty O, It was wonderful to have you join us! Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we hope to see you again! Mahalo, Tara More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a two tank night dive and had an amazing time! The water was a little rough, and the crew was great, offering ginger candy and checking on everyone who looked a little ill. On the ride to the dive site, we paused for a bit to watch a humpback whale, which was a great addition to the evening. The... More 

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KHD96740, Assistant Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Rowan K, Thank you so much for joining us! Winter tends to be bit rougher in the water so we do our best to make sure all of our guests are comfortable in and under the water. Our crew is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do and we're happy to share that with you! Thank you for... More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was supposed to be a two tank dive, with the first starting late afternoon, and ending with an after dark Manta Ray dive. The first started late as someone was having problems with their ears and the dive master had to spend a lot of time with them. The dive master seemed a little inexperienced. Another in our group... More 

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KHD96740, General Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha LIII Y, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience because without feedback we cannot improve! We encourage all divers that have equalization issues to hire a private guide to prevent the very issue you describe, but will be even more diligent about it. We do our best, but it is up to the individual diver... More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Adventures await when you chose this great dive company. They have a large boat that is never over packed. Fun engaging crew. I've dove with them over 8 times now, and always have a great time. They offer several different dive locations/times to accommodate all vacation schedules. If you're a free diver, they do that too. I can't say enough... More 

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KHD96740, General Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha smartk2017, Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. We always enjoy having you dive with us, visit us in the shop, and chatting on the phone. I am glad we are your go to dive shop and look forward to the many adventures that are in the future. Best Fishes,... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the front staff to the captain and crew, everyone was helpful and well organized. There was lots of information about the manta rays. The dive briefing was well done, we knew exactly what was going to happen and what we needed to do. We were able to watch the manta rays for a good long time. I am not... More 

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KHD96740, PADI Instructor at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

MadmacKelowna_BC, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and the Manta dive. We hope to see you again next time you are on the island. With aloha, Sam More 

Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked several dives with Kona Honu Divers including two night dives with manta rays. Myself and our group of friends have been diving together in various places around the Caribbean since 2005 and I have to be honest and say that this was by far the most knowledgeable and friendly dive crew we have ever been with. Their boats... More 

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KHD96740, PADI Instructor 379611 at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Jason C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us on our boat. We strive to make your dive trips out here as enjoyable as possible. We hope to have you back again soon next time you are on island. With aloha, Sam More 

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