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Diving

Manta Ray Dive Morning Reef Dives Long Range Charters Black Water Dive Night Reef Dive New!

The experience of a lifetime. Swim with Kona's gentle giants.

Daily two-tank dive charters along the Kona coast.

Explore our more remote, advanced dive sites.

A unique pelagic night dive for the adventurous.

See the reef in a whole new light.

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Snorkeling

Manta Ray Night Snorkel Dolphin Snorkel Whale Watch New! Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

The experience of a lifetime. Swim with Kona's gentle giants.

Swim with wild Hawaiian dolphins in crystal clear blue water.

Go offshore and look for seasonal humpback whales.

Explore historic Kealakekua Bay and enjoy some of the best snorkeling on island.

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Certifications

Discover Scuba Diving ReActivate Open Water Certification Advanced Open Water Rescue Diver Master Diver Nitrox Specialty Underwater Photographer Professional Certifications Specialty Certifications

Wonder what it's like to breathe underwater? Find out!

Need to brush up on your PADI open water diver skills?

Learn to dive with our talented instructors.

Take your skills to the next level and learn to dive deeper.

Learn to rescue others and build your confidence as a diver.

The ultimate certification. Aspire to be a master diver.

Learn to dive deeper for longer with enriched air.

Become a certified underwater digital photographer.

Interested in becoming a dive professional? We can help!

Specialty courses to round-out your dive education.

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Equipment

Gear Rentals

Tanks, weights, BCDs, regulators, computers, we've got it all.

Browse our selection of gear from Aqualung, Mares and more.

Snorkeling essentials and freediving gear, including fiberglass and carbon fiber fins.

SCUBA gear is only safe when properly serviced.

Represent the Big Island Divers ohana with our comfortable apparel.

Rent underwater cameras, lights, and more.

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Advanced Open Water

Refine your diving skills and become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

$475 private instruction

Overview

This course helps you build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it, and you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water certification. You can try different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI instructor. Each Adventure Dive you complete for your PADI Advanced Open Water course can count toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a Specialty Diver course, ask your instructor if you can use that as credit toward an Adventure Dive.

Prerequisites

  • 10 years old and in reasonable physical health
  • Certified as PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver
  • Completed AOW E-Learning

Enroll

The in-water portion of the Advanced Open Water course takes 2-3 days to complete. You can choose our famous night dive with the manta rays to count towards your AOW certification!

To participate, sign up for the Advanced Open Water Diver knowledge development online through PADI eLearning – PADI eLearning . The web-based system allows you to learn about the most popular Adventure Dives, including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation dives. Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, and Fish ID Adventure dives are also very popular in Hawaii.

Price

Private instruction is $475. The eLearning portion of the course is $164 payable directly to PADI.

Call us at 808-329-6068 to enroll.

Register with PADI eLearning Please call to confirm dive schedule before registering with PADI.

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2017's #1 Dive Operator in Hawaii

with a 5 star reputation

“I've wanted to do this for years and it was as amazing as I had hoped. We were in the water for 45-60 minutes, with mantas right beneath us nearly the whole time, gracefully looping and over and over, often coming within a foot (or closer!)”

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