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“Best of the Best of the Best!”

Kona Diving Company
Ranked #4 of 201 Tours in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014, Kona Diving Company offers SCUBA diving adventures off of their custom dive boat on the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Contact us for certification of all levels, introductory dives & night dives/manta ray dives. Multi-day dive packages available. A wonderful shop and friendly staff will welcome you!
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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“Best of the Best of the Best!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Unbelievable group! They are, without a doubt, the best dive company on the Big Island and...honestly...the entire state. The gear, boat, shop, etc is all incredibly high quality and clean. But more importantly, as we all know, they are a FANTASTIC group of people. They have mastered the skill of having fun while still being incredibly safe and taking diving seriously.

The crew on their charter is outstanding. They WANT you to have fun on the dive and relax on the boat. Everything is though of (from the warm shower to the perfect snacks).

There aren't enough words to describe how SUPERB this dive shop is. We will be back again and again and again and again...

Visited March 2013
Thank Stephen K
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16 reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Our family just did two days, one at night, of diving with the Kona dive Co. What a friendly professional group. We felt so attended to and so comfortable with their dive masters. I was a little
hesitant about my first night dive but they made me relax and enjoy one of the once in a lifetime
amazing dives. If diving with Manta Rays swarming all around you does not impress you
then nothing will. This is something no diver should miss! Thanks to such a great crew. I wonder what I could now to top this.

Visited February 2013
Thank GVtravelers
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San Francisco, California
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“Excellent company, excellent staff!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

I just got back from doing my check out certification dives in Kona. After doing some research and being referred to the Kona Diving Company by a friend, I decided to go with them. I was glad I did. Not only were the staff extremely helpful (and personable) but they made signing up for the dives incredibly easy. There were no hidden costs, no additional hoops to jump through. All I had to do was show up with my medical form, classroom dive certificate and they handled the rest. I had Billy as my dive instructor and he was excellent. Despite myself being incredibly nervous and apprehensive, Billy made me comfortable and calm. His instructions were incredibly clear and he answered all of my questions and concerns. Even before we got in the water for the first dive, I trusted Billy due to his professional and personable manner. Even through the pains of the certification (mask removal is nothing short of torture for me), Billy made everything simple, relaxing and even told jokes to calm me down - which greatly helped. If you are doing your certification, I HIGHLY recommend having Billy as your instructor.

The rest of the dive crew is great. They all take time to introduce themselves and to make you feel at home and comfortable during their dives. The Kona Dive Company staff makes sure you have an enjoyable and personable experience. I enjoyed being around them so much, that after the dives I would hang out at their Dive Shop talking to them about what we saw and what other dive sites they recommend.

You cannot beat the diving in Kona (great fish, sea life, and coral) but going with the Kona Diving Company makes the diving unforgettable. Anyone can get on a boat and go diving with any company. But the Kona Diving Company makes you feel welcome and comfortable and they work to ensure you have an enjoyable and fun trip.

Despite just getting back from Kona, I am ready to go back and go diving with the Kona Diving Company again.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Charles M
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Seattle, Washington
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“Kona Dive Company is first class!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Me and one of my dive buddies recently went on a two tank dive with Kona Dive Company and it was such a great experience. The shop, boat, crew, instructors, gear... etc etc, all exceeded expectations. Our first dive was about a 75' reef dive, which was fantastic...58 mins on just air. Then we had our surface time while the sun went down and enjoyed all kinds of great snacks and drinks. From sandwich wraps, to trail mix, to brownies, and crackers... it far out did the classic chips and water that's often offered on Hawaii dive charters.
The second dive was the night / Manta dive, and it too was 58 mins and was not only the most unbelievable dive I've done, but one of the most unbelievable experiences of my life.

The hot water shower on the boat at the end, followed up with more snacks, was just the icing on the big ole cake. I'll never forget this experience, or the company that helped make it the best.

Bravo, Kona Dive Company... you did yourselves proud!

p.s. Love my Kona night life shirt....as do my other dive buddies I brought them back for. :)


Visited February 2013
Thank SeattlediverTom
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Beijing, China
2 reviews
Reviewed February 24, 2013

(P.S. KDC takes the top place on tripadvisor diving recommendation with lots of excellent reviews form American and European tourists. I find it my small way to pay back the most kind hospitality and service from Katie to start on tripadvisor maybe the first review of KDC in Chinese in my hope that more of my fellow country man may enjoy the wonderful experience that we lived. Thank Katie! Thanks KDC! From the father of the nine year old Chinese girl whom you helped with most painstaking efforts in getting into her wetsuit. Look forward to seeing you again.)

Visited February 2013
Thank Kang C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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