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Address: 74-5583 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3624
Phone Number: +1 888-333-4668
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kona Honu Divers is locally owned and operated. From the moment you step...

Kona Honu Divers is locally owned and operated. From the moment you step into the shop or prepare to board our boat, you become part of our "ohana" or family. Our boat is safe and comfortable. Our dives are guided by knowledgeable instructors who brief you on what to expect to see before you enter the water. Encounters with dolphin, turtles, and manta rays are common in the placid Kona waters.

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US$112.53*
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One Tank Manta Ray Night Dive
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US$138.25*
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Kona Coast Two Tank Morning Charter for Certified Divers

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Learned to be a Better Diver

My air consumption was horrible and still isn't that great by professional or experienced standards but it increased immensely with the excellent diving tips I got from Bob... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My air consumption was horrible and still isn't that great by professional or experienced standards but it increased immensely with the excellent diving tips I got from Bob. This was my first manta dive and also my first dive in Hawaii. I ran out of air around 30 minutes on the first dive. While doing the surface interval, Bob coached... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were 5 adult snorkelers with no night time experience, so we were a bit nervous. But the staff and Captain John were so great and organized that when it was time to get into the water, I couldn't wait! All the equipment was provided and in good condition. We got into position and waited for about 10 minutes but... More 

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KHD96740, PADI Instructor 379611 at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha BridesMom2AJ, We are glad to hear you had such a great experience on our boat. Thank You for joining us for this extremely special activity. We would love to have you back again if you ever find yourself in Kona again. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Mahalo, Sam More 

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are a scuba diver and have not done this, you should make it happen. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the arrival of 6 manta rays during the dive far exceeded my expectations. The boat carried 8 divers and several snorkelers, the staff was very informative and attentive.

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KHD96740, PADI Instructor 379611 at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Jatalski, Thanks for joining us for this amazing experience! We are glad you enjoyed the show and the time you spent with us on our boat. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Mahalo, Sam More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience that was well organized. All equipment was provided in good condition. We saw 8 mantas and would go again.

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KHD96740, Assistant Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha 115gisele, Thank you for joining us and taking the time to write a review! Mahalo, Tara More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The rays didn't come out for at least 20 minutes the night we did our snorkel, but once they did they put on a spectacular show! The equipment was in good condition and the staff were friendly and professional. The warm shower and hot chocolate were a nice touch. Overall it seemed like a very organized, well-run operation. Would recommend... More 

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KHD96740, Assistant Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Matthew H, We're so excited to share this experience with you! We've tried to get the mantas to tell time, but apparently that hasn't worked out yet-sorry they were late to the show but so glad that they put on a good one! We make sure our rental gear is regularly serviced and all of it is less than... More 

Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time to the Big Island because I wanted to do again this amazing Manta Dive. Best boat, Captain John was extremely good and made everyone onboard welcomed! My dive guide Kevin was extremely knowledgeable! They take time to check your equipment, regulator, weights. The dive could not be made easier. Highly recommend Kona Honu Divers...I will be back!

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KHD96740, Assistant Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha CastleRocDoc, It's always a pleasure to have you! We're glad to hear you still appreciate our valet diving service. Can't wait to see you again, a hui hou! Tara More 

Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no luck the first day on our snorkeling with manta rays adventure. But you cannot promise or 100% predict wildlife sighting...No manta rays. Our guide was enthusiastic and cheerful, telling fun facts and teaching us things about the area, manta rays and marine life I'm the area. Plenty of delicious snacks and hot drinks on board. Fast efficient... More 

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Thank stepanam
KHD96740, Assistant Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha stepanam, Thank you for choosing Kona Honu Divers! We're sorry to hear the mantas did not show up for your first trip, but we're glad you were able to take advantage of our "no-manta" policy and go out again to see them. We are happy to take anyone who got "skunked" out for another snorkel charter for free on... More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing to see so many Manta Rays up close and at night in such a safe way of snorkeling. The information provided by the guides was fantastic. A must see experience.

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KHD96740, Assistant Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Ronald G, Thank you for joining us! Mahalo, Tara More 

Fort Bragg, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved diving with the mantas, loved renting gear and diving with dolphins at two step. Very friendly staff on the guided tour with the mantas, but not very helpful with info on where to dive on our own when we asked at the shop. Gear that we rented and gear on the dive boat was sub par. Got to the... More 

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KHD96740, Assistant Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha katiejane485, Thank you for your honest feedback! We are always looking to improve our services and feedback like this helps us do so. Our gear is on a regular maintenance schedule and is less than a couple years old, unfortunately sometimes things happen and we are happy when our guests bring it to our attention so we can remedy... More 

St. George, Utah
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, I went for the night dive with the manta rays. The dive was fantastic and seeing the mantas so close up gets an EXCELLENT rating. That being said, this review is supposed to be about the dive operator, not the mantas. I also give them excellent marks. Captain Bob and the entire crew was friendly, professional, knowledgeable,... More 

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KHD96740, Assistant Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this review

Aloha Staceydoll, Thank you so much for joining us! We truly appreciate you rating our operation as well as the mantas!! The crew appreciates the shout outs for their hard work; they are some of the most experienced crew out on the water and we take pride in that fact. We do our best to provide valet diving service, so... More 

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