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Kona Diving Company

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74-5615 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3622
+1 808-331-1858
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Best Boat Dive Ever!

Husband and I went on the morning 2 tank dive and the evening manta 2 tank dive. Both of these... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Julie k
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Los Angeles, California
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Multi-Day Dive Trip with KDC!

What an amazing experience with KDC. We dove multiple days with KDC - always a different site each... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jason Christina L
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Irvine, California
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Awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014, Kona Diving Company offers SCUBA diving adventures off of their custom dive boat 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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“manta night dive” (117 reviews)
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74-5615 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3622
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+1 808-331-1858
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Husband and I went on the morning 2 tank dive and the evening manta 2 tank dive. Both of these dives were outstanding. The boat was nice and clean with lots of creature comforts — warm fresh water shower, lots of snacks and drinks (including...More

Thank Julie k
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience with KDC. We dove multiple days with KDC - always a different site each day.  Crew: All staff were professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Dive masters we interacted with included: Daniel and Alex, but mostly with Hailey (4 out of 6 days)....More

Thank Jason Christina L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've only done 44 dives so I'm not very experienced but I've dived in Mexico, Egypt, Canada and Hawaii and so far Hailey was THE BEST dive master I've had BY FAR, much better even than my diving instructors. She's extremely passionate, knowledgable, helpful and...More

Thank Miriam R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great company but the manta dive is an environmental disaster. I felt so guilty going on it after seeing what happens. 8-10 Dive boats jam into a cove... the divers crowd into the water. Coral damage then attract the mantas with intense light. The entire...More

Thank EMSMAN911
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me, my dad and brother went out with Sarah, Sophie, and Captain Shane. They made us feel completely safe and comfortable with them, as well as providing us with a few laughs. They were all clearly experienced and had a passion for what they did....More

Thank nicholas c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you, Sarah, Sophie & JC I was a bit nervous about my first night dive, however we were in great hands with this crew. Excellent safety & dive briefing, lots to snack on and hot drinks to keep you warm. The manta dive was...More

Thank jaspercool555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 4 went on a total of 9 dives (5 different trips) with KD. We are certified but new to diving and have only been on 9 previous dives a year ago. Everyone at KD was very patient with us and took things...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My feelings on this company are mixed. They seem pretty environmentally-conscious and all the staff members I interacted with were nice. I did the night manta dive. On the boat were 3 divers and 8 snorkelers. When we got out to the spot at dusk,...More

Thank sean c
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a dive shop in full stride, if you will pardon the diving pun. They get it right. They give you good advice in advance, and the boat crew from captain to divemaster keep an eye on you throughout the experience. They work hard...More

Thank TheBlitz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The team at KDC is awesome. From the shop staff, to the captain and especially the dive crew everyone treats you great. Swimming with the mantas is a sight to see.

Thank edezii
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AbbyRL
May 2, 2018|
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Response from AlohaMal | Reviewed this property |
All the companies basically do the same type of manta trips. Scuba divers on the bottom, about 30', while snorkelers are on top of the water. My trip with Kona Divers had 6 people holding onto a modified surfboard with PVC... More
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Response from AnonDiver | Reviewed this property |
The minimum age for diving is 10 years old, but even that is at the discretion of the instructor as 10 year olds can vary wildly in maturity. Diving is safe when done responsibly, but it is still primarily an adult activity.
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Lucas F
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
When we did the night dive everyone went into the water at once and stayed there until we were done. It was quite dark and you needed to follow your guide down. I would also have concerns about a 2 year old on board... More
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