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Address: 74-5583 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3624
Phone Number: +1 888-333-4668
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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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$112.53*
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One Tank Manta Ray Night Dive
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$138.25*
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Kona Coast Two Tank Morning Charter for Certified Divers

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Highlight of trip!

The rays didn't come out for at least 20 minutes the night we did our snorkel, but once they did they put on a spectacular show! The equipment was in good condition and the staff... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The rays didn't come out for at least 20 minutes the night we did our snorkel, but once they did they put on a spectacular show! The equipment was in good condition and the staff were friendly and professional. The warm shower and hot chocolate were a nice touch. Overall it seemed like a very organized, well-run operation. Would recommend... More 

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

Aloha Matthew H, We're so excited to share this experience with you! We've tried to get the mantas to tell time, but apparently that hasn't worked out yet-sorry they were late to the show but so glad that they put on a good one! We make sure our rental gear is regularly serviced and all of it is less than... More 

Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time to the Big Island because I wanted to do again this amazing Manta Dive. Best boat, Captain John was extremely good and made everyone onboard welcomed! My dive guide Kevin was extremely knowledgeable! They take time to check your equipment, regulator, weights. The dive could not be made easier. Highly recommend Kona Honu Divers...I will be back!

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

Aloha CastleRocDoc, It's always a pleasure to have you! We're glad to hear you still appreciate our valet diving service. Can't wait to see you again, a hui hou! Tara More 

Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no luck the first day on our snorkeling with manta rays adventure. But you cannot promise or 100% predict wildlife sighting...No manta rays. Our guide was enthusiastic and cheerful, telling fun facts and teaching us things about the area, manta rays and marine life I'm the area. Plenty of delicious snacks and hot drinks on board. Fast efficient... More 

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

Aloha stepanam, Thank you for choosing Kona Honu Divers! We're sorry to hear the mantas did not show up for your first trip, but we're glad you were able to take advantage of our "no-manta" policy and go out again to see them. We are happy to take anyone who got "skunked" out for another snorkel charter for free on... More 

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

Amazing to see so many Manta Rays up close and at night in such a safe way of snorkeling. The information provided by the guides was fantastic. A must see experience.

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Aloha Ronald G, Thank you for joining us! Mahalo, Tara More 

Fort Bragg, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved diving with the mantas, loved renting gear and diving with dolphins at two step. Very friendly staff on the guided tour with the mantas, but not very helpful with info on where to dive on our own when we asked at the shop. Gear that we rented and gear on the dive boat was sub par. Got to the... More 

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

Aloha katiejane485, Thank you for your honest feedback! We are always looking to improve our services and feedback like this helps us do so. Our gear is on a regular maintenance schedule and is less than a couple years old, unfortunately sometimes things happen and we are happy when our guests bring it to our attention so we can remedy... More 

St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I went for the night dive with the manta rays. The dive was fantastic and seeing the mantas so close up gets an EXCELLENT rating. That being said, this review is supposed to be about the dive operator, not the mantas. I also give them excellent marks. Captain Bob and the entire crew was friendly, professional, knowledgeable,... More 

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

Aloha Staceydoll, Thank you so much for joining us! We truly appreciate you rating our operation as well as the mantas!! The crew appreciates the shout outs for their hard work; they are some of the most experienced crew out on the water and we take pride in that fact. We do our best to provide valet diving service, so... More 

Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Manta Rays were doing belly flips literally inches from me. We saw at least six. The boat was well equipped and the equipment (snorkel fins etc) were in great shape which is important when you are in the water floating and snorkeling for an hour! The staff was super helpful and knowledgeable. Some went scuba diving under the lights... More 

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Raymond, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the manta ray snorkel. It was awesome seeing the manta rays and they got really close to us. The crew was not as professional as I thought they would be. When we showed up to the boat everyone was just standing around and about 5 minutes later someone from the crew asked if we were here for the... More 

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

Aloha cberry2741, Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback! We are sorry to hear that you felt this way on your charter and we will be sure to address this all with our crew. We encourage all of our guests to inform our crew immediately if their expectations are not being met or they are uncomfrotable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the 2 tank Manta Ray night dive. Our Scuba guide was Kevin and it was amazing. During our first dive we saw a huge array of wildlife from trumpet fish to urchins and even some Mantas. On the night dive for Mantas there are no words to describe it. We were so close the time past in... More 

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

Aloha Susan E, Thank you for joining us! Kevin is absolutely awesome and we're so glad he is part of the ohana. We are happy to hear you love looking at the wildlife as much as we do. We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo, Tara More 

Saint Hippolyte, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jeffrey, Jeffrey oh Jeffrey Have not been sleeping since last night. Thank you so much for sharing your passion with so much enthousiasme. This dive will remain in my head for the rest of my life it was more than a pleasure of diving with you and your friendly capitaine Tom. Thank you for the picture but specially for sharing... More 

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

Aloha Gerald L, That is most people's response to the Black Water Charter (and to Jeff haha)! Jeff is extremely passionate about all the macro life you are bound to see on our fantastically unique Black Water dive. We are all avid divers here at Kona Honu Divers, so we are sure to provide high quality equipment and one of... More 

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