Kona Diving Company exceeded expectations on every level. I took a quick island hop from my home island of Oahu to Hawaii for an extended weekend of diving. During my trip I used KDC for tank rentals for shore diving, did both Long Range and Short charters, and participated on their Night Manta Dive. As a customer each of these services are very different, yet KDC hit them all out of the park.
I arrived in Kona and immediately drove over to Kona Diving Company's inviting shop. My first impression was that this is a place I could hang out in for a long time. However, we were on a mission and didn't want to waste any time. We completed the normal paperwork verifying our EANx and SCUBA certifications and picked up tanks/weights for some evening shore diving. The process was efficient, friendly, and the fills were fantastic.
The next day we went on an all day Long Range Dive. This was a 3 tank trip that was tailored to our group. The 3 dive sites were quite varied both in terrain and sea-life. The service topside was top notch. Briefings were entertaining enough to pay attention to, deep enough that safety was their obvious first concern, and broad enough to cover topography/fishies/communication. Our entire boat was EANx certified and every tank that I saw tested was within spec and had a full fill.
We picked up more tanks for shore diving in the morning the next day. Then went on a single tank charter before coming back for our night manta dive. There is a reason that the manta dive is considered my many to be the best night dive the world. There is also a reason that KDC is #1 in Kona. Mind blown? Check!
All in all, we used many different aspects on KDC's comprehensive services. Each "touch" made us want to come back for more. I could not recommend Kona Diving Company with any more enthusiasm.
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