Big Island Divers, Kailua-Kona

4.6
#1 of 350 in Outdoors in Island of Hawaii
The scuba and snorkeling shop Big Island Divers offers several tours and dives, each geared at viewing a different animal or region. You can go whale watching or do dolphin or manta ray dives (the most popular option). You'll be briefed, guided, and accompanied by a professional diver and provided with equipment, towels, snacks, and a shower afterward. The shop offers lessons ranging from introductory to advance. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kailua-Kona holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Big Island Divers and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Amazing two tank local charter with Captain Nick, Sarah, and Corrine - friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful! I highly recommend! I’m a fairly novice diver, so I’m usually not sure what I’m looking at ...  more »
  • Manta Ray Night Snorkeling was the most memorable event I have ever done. This company is VERY professional from start to finish. My husband was on the bottom (scuba) and I was on top. These creatures...  more »
  • I completed my Open Water Diver certification with Big Island Divers while on vacation. Big Island was very accommodating and the one-on-one personal instruction was excellent.  more »
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  • My girlfriend and I did both the Whale and Dolphin Charter and the Manta Ray Night Snorkel and had a blast! The Whale and Dolphin Charter was awesome! We had Alexis and Scott on the boat and they truly went out of their way to make the trip great. We ended up seeing humpback whales and we got to swim up and close with dolphins, Manta days, and even a hammerhead shark! The Manta Ray Night Dive was something spectacular! We had Chelsea, Alex, and Captain Nick. This night was especially active and there were Manta rays EVERYWHERE. We even got to spend some quality time with one of only 7 monk seals. This outfit is great and they do everything they can to make sure your trip is great and everything it is supposed to be! You can tell they all love what they do!
  • Needed a mask for snorkeling and diving. The friendly and knowledgeable employee came around the counter without hesitation and after sizing me suggested a mask that fit really well. Fit and comfort was priority and it fit well and worked great, no leaks or fog. It also happened to be 1/2 the price of many other masks. She never considered selling up, only selling right. Highly recommended. Bought another mask for a family member there a few days later.
  • Just finished a night Manta Ray snorkel with Captain Ryan and Colt the DM. It was absolutely amazing although we were told our trip was the best one they’ve been on all month!!! At one point I counted 6 rays all swimming around, beneath and within inches of us....some of us even “got blessed” The staff at the shop was very helpful and went out of their way to make us feel like old friends. This service continued on the boat with the crew. Ryan and Colt were absolutely top notch and worked hard for their well earned tip. I would absolutely not hesitate using Big Island divers for any excursion.....especially the night Manta dive/snorkel!! I will definitely not only be back diving with them myself but will also have them O/W certify my son when he turns 10 next year!!!
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful sunset views. We were very fortunate to see breaching whales and nighttime snorkelibg with manta rays in the wild. Memories which will last a lifetime.
  • Took a cruise this evening on the manta ray snorkel! I absolutely love the service! We had captain Nick, and first mate Chelsea and Alexis. They were absolutely fantastic, weather was questionable, and BID offered another day to reschedule. Alexis called the manager to double check the evening weather, and the report returned it was going to calm down. I went for it! No disappointment!!! We had 12-16 different mantras that we saw on this evening. I appreciate the kind service and professionalism from the crew and company! I highly recommend this snorkel to anyone coming to the Big Island and get a feel for the exotic local services offered! Unforgettable and unbeatable! Thank you!!!
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