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Kona Freedivers

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
About Kona Freedivers
Freediving classes, charters, and coaching. Kona Freedivers specializes in everything freediving. Experienced instructors will help you get the most from each breath. From exploring Kona's reefs to large animal encounters to line diving. We have a friendly, knowledgeable crew of staff members on hand to guide you through your freediving journey...one breath at a time!
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

My wife and I just attended the level 1 course from Kona Freedivers with instructor Nico Testa, and it was a tremendous success for us! While both of us had difficulty equalizing, we nonetheless got more than what we came for in this excellent course...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stovebolt
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

This was my first time freediving after getting certified and Nico made sure it was a great time! The diving was super safe, Nico made sure I was breathing right, relaxed, and in proper form. We saw tons of sea life, from collector anemones and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank bushcat22
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Nico was an awesome instructor for the level one FII course. I feel like I got the full tool kit that I needed to progress in the sport both in theory and practice. Provided the right level of challenge without any compromise on safety. Inspired...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank robertrmoss
Byron K, Owner at Kona Freedivers, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Mahalo Rob! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Big Island for some more of that Big Blue Zen! A Hui Hou, Byron Kay @konafreediver

Reviewed April 18, 2017

I took the Fii Level I freediving course with Cory last month. I wasn't able to equalize my ears even 10 feet down the day I started (recurrent sinus problems) and Cory not only taught me techniques that made me more comfortable and confident with...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Crystal A
Byron K, Owner at Kona Freedivers, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Mahalo Krystal, We're so happy to hear about your experience and it thrills us to know to hear we could help make a difference in your freediving life. It's also a pleasure having someone so fun to work with. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed February 8, 2017

Can’t say enough good things about Kona Freedivers. I was looking for people and a place to learn and practice freediving. I discovered this operation because Martin Stepanek’s Dive Camp was hosted out of this shop and I attended it last year (October 2016). Everything...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Longitude011
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I started with the Free Diver Level 1 with Kona Honu Divers after a slight misadventure with a private instructor. Cory, our Free Dive Instructor was really good. Encouraging, thorough and professional. He was amazing during the open water portion of the course, so we...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank KatieB3799
Reviewed December 5, 2016

This was a great experience and I would recommend the course to anyone looking to improve or acquire freediving breath hold techniques and safety skills. The instructors were really knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make me totally comfortable and confident in the water....More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank travelingwithal0ha
Reviewed December 3, 2016

Byron and Nico were knowledgable, friendly, and passionate about free diving. They created a comfortable and safe environment to learn in! I will be going back for my second class soon.

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Date of experience: November 2016
Thank jillcaitlin
Byron K, Owner at Kona Freedivers, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2016

Mahalos Jilly, Happy to hear you had a good experience. We look forward to seeing you next time! Please let us know when you will be coming. Maybe we will see you at the comp in February? Warm Regards, Byron

Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

dive charter I've been on. Excellent boat, professional and super friendly crew, great amenities, snacks etc. Diving was great and so much fun to use the scooters to zoom around the reef :) We had scuba divers and freedivers on board, and accommodations were made...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank m00npie73
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Freediving with these guys was really awesome, without any doubt the best freediving/diving center on the island. The crew was very nice and the boat is perfect !

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Florian B
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