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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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Discover Scuba Diving

Try SCUBA diving with a PADI certified instructor.

$250

Overview

Have you wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you’d like to try scuba diving, but aren’t ready to begin a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. Experience diving with a dedicated PADI Instructor. This quick and easy introduction to scuba diving doesn’t require any prior experience. You’ll learn the basic safety guidelines and skills to dive with the supervision of a PADI professional.

Learn the ins-and-outs of scuba equipment, what it’s like to breathe underwater, key skills you use when diving, and what it takes to become a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course, all while exploring our beautiful coral reefs along the Kona coast.

Prerequisites

  • 10 years old, and in reasonable physical health
  • Completed PADI Medical Statement prior to your DSD experience.
  • Ability to swim and float unassisted in the ocean
  • Prior snorkeling and swimming experience
  • Understand and speak English (for safety reasons)

Enroll

We run DSDs every morning alongside our two-tank morning dive charters. After checking in at our dive shop at 8 a.m., we meet at the harbor at 8:15am and launch at 8:30am. We are usually back to the harbor around 1pm.

If you’re pressed for time, we can also do a 1-tank DSD from shore!  Check-in at our dive shop at 8 a.m. and be back before lunchtime.

Give us a call to book your adventure! To join us for a DSD, please review the PADI Medical Statement. If you answer YES to any of the medical questions, you will need a physician’s approval before any in-water activities.

Price

$250 per person includes private instruction from our boat.

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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