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Big Island Divers

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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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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Hawaii’s Big Island is a prime spot for viewing manta rays and the best time to watch them is at night. On this tour, dive in to swim and snorkel at a site known for its large population of wild manta rays. Watch as the rays glide through the water and feed on plankton, and enjoy magnificent views using under lighting that attracts the plankton. Afterwards, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate as you cruise back to shore.
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Texas Susan wrote a review Aug 2020
Austin, Texas70 contributions47 helpful votes
We heard about diving with Manta Rays in Kona in a hot tub on Cozumel several years ago. described as being the best diving experience in the world. 2019 gave us the opportunity to explore this activity, and it truly was the best diving experience we have ever had! DO NOT MISS OUT on this if you are on the island of Hawaii, and be sure to enjoy it with Big Island Divers. They were so easy to work with, calm, professional and ingenious. Our guide wore one black fin and one yellow fin to make sure we could find and follow him in the darkness. The show the manta rays put on was sensational, and as other reviewers have stated, life changing!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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marrei7905 wrote a review Aug 2020
Broager, Denmark7 contributions
I was allowed to do my open water certificate here and from the first second on they were extremely friendly and professional. My questions and (special) wishes were always fulfilled. I would like to thank especially Katy and John - awesome teachers. I will come back again!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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L1292VXchris wrote a review Aug 2020
Hilo, Hawaii1 contribution
The crew did a great job looking after my 12-year old son and elderly mother. They made sure both were comfortable and having fun. Great dive spots. Good job keeping us safe and showing us some great stuff!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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James B wrote a review Jul 2020
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How does one describe the most AWESOME, EPIC and HEARTPOUNDING experience they've ever had in their lives ? LIFECHANGING !!! It would a huge mistake if you "just considering" a night-time Manta Snorking trip with Big Island Diver's and don't go out. Hugh and his crew are top notch at EVERY LEVEL! The evening I went we saw at least 15 of the most majestic, graceful and massive aquatic wildlife God has ever made. My pics simply don't do justice to the real life experience! THANKYOU BIG ISLAND DIVER'S FOR A LIFETIME OF GREAT MEMORIES !!! Especially to Hugh for free diving down 50 ft. to retrieve my GoPro or else this review and experience would never have happened !
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Carly wrote a review Jul 2020
Kansas City, Missouri11 contributions2 helpful votes
We did the 2 tank Manta Ray night dive. It was amazing. Katie and Captain Ryan were amazing and funny. Just our sense of humor. We felt safe and taken care of the whole time. Absolutely loved everything about it. Thanks for the recommendation of The Coffee Shack, Katie. It was great food and an even better view of the sunset. Mahalo Nui Loa again.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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