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“Great times diving & snorkeling”
Review of Torpedo Tours

Torpedo Tours
Ranked #79 of 206 Tours in Kailua-Kona
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Nikki & Mike run a great company! Because Torpedo Tours is smaller than some of the other major scuba/snorkel operators, the boat setting is nicer and people get to know each other better. I went on an intro dive, a snorkel, and a manta ray night snorkel. What an interesting experience it was to be out in the ocean in the darkness with 17' wide manta rays literally brushing up against me. The assistants/deckhands Allen & Joy are also lots of fun. Last but certainly not least is Scout - their dog who has grown up on the boat and therefore has better sea legs than anyone else - adds a lot of charm to the experience!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had three great dives including the pretty astounding night manta dive. Mike and Nikki were relaxed while being completely on top of everything. they are very knowledgable about the area, both on land and underwater. Mike in particular showed us some very cool reef life on our day dives. We had a couple of snorkelers for the night manta dives who hugely enjoyed themselves.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We've been diving with Torpedo Tours for 8 years if not more. We've had many outstanding adventures with Mike & Nikki from snorkeling with hammer heads to viewing humpback whales from the back of the boat. Mike let me reel in a 20-25lb Ono on my birthday May 6th, 2012, a very special day for me. If you want adventure, these are the people to be with. I've read many of the negative reviews and we use Trip Advisor for our Europe Trips in 2009 & 2012. What you have to do here folks, is read between the lines. There are some people you cannot please so I always do an average of great reviews with the 'Terrible' reviews, if it seems disproportionate, there's usually a reason for it. Some people complained about cracks in the marble floor in a Rome, Hellol McFly, it's 2000 yrs old, I should say there'd be a crack in it! Anyway we're going back again this year and Torpedo Tours is the campany choice.We watched Mike and Nikki interact with many people from all walks of life and parts of the world and they are very professional and engauging people as well as attentive to your safety, concerns and they sincerely want you to have a great time. Regarding the guy whom complained that the Dive Master left him for 5 mins. Here in Washington sate where we have balmy 48 degree water and a max vis of 20ft on a good day. The dive boats here take you to your destination and drop you off, no dive master, no tour, nobody to point out the cool stuff, your pretty much on your own. Common sense isn't too common yet, it'll save your life. Take ownership of that and you'll do just fine in life. My old man once said, it's easy to die, the tough part is staying alive. So far, so good! Aloha, Cy & Lisa Votava, Camano Island, WA.

Thank Cy V
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was a great tour to two different snorkeling areas with Keith and Ethan. They like to get to the spots before the bigger boats come in which gave us more time to explore before it got so crowded with others. They added several diversions along the way to see sea caves and other interesting sites which the larger boats could get to. The best surprise was being surrounded by a pod of spinner dolphins for probably 20-30 minutes which was unexpected. We appreciated the respect and concern our crew demonstrated towards the dolphins and underwater living organisms. They're running a business but are doing it with a long term view of protecting these wonderful locations.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We dove with mike and Nikki for 2 weeks this past December and had an awesome time. We cannot recommend them enough and can't wait to dive with them again. From snorkeling with spinner dolphins to the amazing manta night dive we truly enojyed our experience with torpedo tours. They went out of their way to accommodate our needs and made sure we had a great time. I would highly recommend anyone who is diving on the big island to dive with them. Great fun!

Thank Bryantaylor1963
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