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Kona Diving Company

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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About Kona Diving Company
Awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014-2019 and the Travelers' Choice Award for 2020, Kona Diving Company offers SCUBA diving adventures off of our custom dive boats on the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Contact us for certification of all levels, introductory dives & night dives/manta ray dives. Multi-day dive packages available. A wonderful shop and friendly staff will welcome you!
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Leslie R wrote a review Sep 2021
Broomfield, Colorado36 contributions14 helpful votes
Kona Diving Company was fabulous! The crew was all very knowledgeable and helpful. They have excellent Covid protocols (boat is clean, masks worn, 50% capacity, only staff touches coolers and other common items, lunches use prepackaged foods). It was a great experience and they take care of everything -- I did 20 dives and they set up my tanks every time, but always asked me to check and analyze the tank. They were very accommodating for people that needed any assistance like removing equipment before getting back on board. If you were diving the next day, they took your BCD and regulator set back to the shop to rinse and hang dry (if you wanted). They also were able to perform simple repairs between the morning dives and the afternoon/night dives. The dives themselves were so great -- we saw a ton of stuff thanks to their dive masters (Daniel in particular was a master at critter spotting and it's very obvious he loves his job!). You are allowed to dive your tank and don't have to end the dive at some preset time. Most of our dives were >70 min. The night and Manta dives were a highlight -- the Mantas are just amazing and it's a bucket list item for sure. There are tons of eels, frogfish and nudibranchs in the Kona reefs. The boats are comfortable and have good sun coverage so you aren't out baking between dives. The larger boat offers a nice hot fresh water shower which is wonderful (the smaller one might, but I didn't notice). The boat captains are excellent and safe -- no crazy fast speeds over choppy waters and they are ready when you surface to help you back on board. I'd definitely dive with Kona Diving Company again.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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TravelSamDallas wrote a review Sep 2021
Dallas, Texas116 contributions70 helpful votes
A once in a lifetime experience. Imraan was our dive master and he was great. We did a twilight dive and a night dove. We were lucky enough to see a Manta Ray twice cruising pass us. The night dove was spectacular. We saw Two Manta Rays feeding the entire time we were at the bottom. It was spectacular and a joy to watch. The reef itself is not in great shape I’m sure from all the divers visiting the site but we were there to see Manta Rays and did we were not disappointed.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Karene M wrote a review Sep 2021
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Our family of 4 did a sunset dive and manta night dive. We had our best diving experience of all time with this crew! Imran is an incredibly cheerful and deeply knowledgeable dive master. Love his jokes and ability to answer questions on ocean ecology. Captains Kelly and Mike were attentive and helpful and professional. (On the last dive with another outfit I don’t think the captain even looked at us). Small boat means more attention. I LOVE KONA DIVING!!! We will be back.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Mike V wrote a review Sep 2021
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A+ experience. From boat, shop, captain Mike's and awesome dive masters Makenna and Emron we had great time all across the board! The dive was amazing and with the perfect plater of service with this dive company we were able to enjoy to the fullest. If we come back it will not be a decision of who to dive with... Just a matter of how many dives with kona dive company we have time for😁. Very personalized too. Not even close to a *cattle boat*. They obviously take pride in their work.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Karnival111111 wrote a review Sep 2021
Baltimore, Maryland13 contributions8 helpful votes
Just finished two weeks of diving with KDC. No question, they are the best dive operation I have ever used. Great personalities, great service, wonderful dives, and the best safety measures. Can’t say enough good things about them.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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