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About Big Island Divers
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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I went to Hawaii to complete my scuba certification. My dive instructor Sarah and dive master Mike were amazing. Would highly recommend using Big Island Divers for any scuba adventures. They stored our big equipment and wet suits and made sure we had everything for...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain and dive masters do a above and beyond to make the experience fun, safe and hassle free. We saw whales along the way and they stopped a bit for us to watch. Snacks (fresh pineapple, cookies & different sandwiches were provided along with drinks...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a few charters with BID and had a great time. We did the Manta snorkel, dolphin snorkel, and a local 2-tank dive. We had Colt, Becca, Nick, and Alexis as guides, and they are all awesome, welcoming, and knowledgeable. Scott and Justin...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dear Alexis, Zac, and Captain Nick, Thank you for an amazing boat ride with whales and a sunset. Thank you for trying your best to work with the crazy wind and waves to fulfill this adventure. Most importantly, thank you for putting our safety first,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The crew was friendly and made a lot of cute jokes before and during the trip. We went with a group who was split with divers and snorkelers. This is a mistake. We were in an area with many other snorkeling groups and I began...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My discovery dive with Olivia was easy, and amazing. It was my first dive and we had the chance to see 3 sharks!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Yohnkers
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had three awesome dives! Friendly guides with good knowlege! Especially the night dive with mantarays i would highly recommend 👌 🤙🌺

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AndreasS6279
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic day out the divemaster was excellent and we enjoyed 2 dives in excellent sites. I can not recommend them highly enough.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service! Crew was great! Mantas showed up and it was spectacular! One of the best services that I have ever experienced on boat diving! - When compare to other boat diving services in US and in other popular diving destinations of the worldMore

Date of experience: February 2019
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Dane K, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Gina N, Thank you for your review! We believe that we set ourselves apart in Hawaii and the world with our commitment to providing the best service to be had from a dive center. From our modern shop with super friendly and helpful staff...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was truly a wonderful experience. Crew was great, scenery was beautiful, and the Mantas were an unbelievable sight. We saw 8 or so Mantas on our tour and it was a sight to never be forgotten.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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snorkelgal888
February 7, 2019|
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Response from Kalanaka | Reviewed this property |
In the winter the water can be a bit bumpy. The crew will take the boat to areas least impacted by wind and swell. Our dives never had any issues with rough waters. Decent and ascents were nice and easy...mooring line... More
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okiediver19612014
November 12, 2018|
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Response from Dane K | Property representative |
The Manta Rays are resident to our coast and are here year round. The diving and snorkeling in Hawaii is good all year, but summer is warmest and best odds for good conditions. Water temps usually max out around 82 degrees... More
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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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