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Big Island Divers

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74-5467 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3176
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Great operator, good experience and well-run boats

I enjoyed a long day, 5 dives with BID including the evening manta dives and the pelagic night dive... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Armando L
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Florida
Night Dive with the Manta Rays

Jade, Joush, and Kilau (I think I spelled all the names right) did such an amazing job. They were... read more

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kristyhall2010
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Redding, California
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Big Island Divers has been serving the Kona diving community since 1984. We offer a full-service diving experience, allowing you to relax and enjoy the underwater scenery. With 5 vessels and a crew of over 40, we accommodate divers or snorkelers of all experience levels and take great pride in providing unforgettable memories day after day. We love sharing our passion with others, and we offer a wide variety of certifications for beginners and advanced divers alike. Our knowledgeable and patient PADI and SSI instructors are here to help those wanting to take the first step in their dive education; experienced divers can enjoy progressing their skills with our extensive specialty course offerings list. Our newly-renovated, 2,000+ square foot retail space is fully stocked with every kind of equipment, apparel, dive accessory,and snorkel gear you need to enjoy the ocean.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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74-5467 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3176
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed a long day, 5 dives with BID including the evening manta dives and the pelagic night dive that ended at midnight. Great crew, great boat and an overall great experience, if a pricey one.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Jade, Joush, and Kilau (I think I spelled all the names right) did such an amazing job. They were entertaining and helped to make a quick boat ride fun. The Manta Rays were simply beautiful. This trip was amazing for everyone in our family! We...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Thanks, Becca! You were super helpful, patient, and very passionate about what you do! I’ll be sure to get certified.

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Reviewed yesterday

Everything from start to finish was great about this adventure! My husband did the dive and I did the snorkel. Big Island Divers were very organized, friendly, and helpful from the beginning till the end of the whole adventure. I was a little nervous about...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the coolest experiences ever. The guides were great, very knowledgeable and easy going. The snacks offered before and after were a nice touch. The manta rays were stunning. Such amazing, gorgeous creatures!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A once in a lifetime experience. The boat crew were informative and funny. The dive was beyond amazing. We saw 13 manta rays so close you could literally reach out and touch them, but DONT. The most incredible experience.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

In a single word: oustanding. The crew was light hearted and fun, while being professional and thorogh. The mantas were extremely friendly and non-threatening. We went with both snorklers and divers. All had a great time. The equipment was good quality and the boat ride...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff at the shop were great. Super helpful for us renting tanks for some shore dives. we also did the manta dive with BID, simply amazing.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The manta ray night dive was incredible. The staff at Big Island Divers was excellent. Would highly recommend if you are on the Big Island. Only watch out is take meds if you get sea sick easily.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our crew was amazing. I wish I could remember their names. I hadn't dove much before since I was certified and even had a refresher course but was still very nervous and they were still very supportive. They were very accommodating and truly want you...More

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nicenspicee8
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Yukki W | Reviewed this property |
For the 1 tank manta ray night dives, it was about 45mins for me. There are extra time for intro, briefing on the dives, people being late, checking all the equipments with divers, making sure they are safe, driving the boat... More
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lhofman8990
February 21, 2018|
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Response from Shopaholic801 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry haven’t logged in for a while. We took 5:00. I think 9:00 might have been a bit fewer boats.
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bear f
November 15, 2017|
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Response from Sarah R | Property representative |
Aloha! For safety reasons, we do require that all participants for boat charters be able to swim & stay afloat unassisted. Please give us a call if you have further questions about this & we look forward to seeing you soon!
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