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Review of Big Island Divers

Big Island Divers
Ranked #1 of 198 Tours in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Big Island Divers in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii offers SCUBA diving and snorkeling charters from one of their 4 boats. They also do all levels of PADI certification from introductory dives to Divemaster. Wild dolphin snorkels, SCUBA diving charters and Manta Ray charters are offered every day/night. Come experience the best dive shop in Hawaii, served with Aloha!
West Menlo Park, California
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“Great time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Our instructor, Christine was great. We completed our open water certification and had a fabulous time. We also did the Manta Night Dive. Out of this world!!!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“An absolute must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Two points I would like to make. If you have an interest in scuba or snorkelling you must do this. It is a unique and privileged experience. On 5/5 I spent 45 mins sat in a large circle at just 6m, while 23 mantas got up close and personal with us. Truly amazing. It is rated one of the top 10 dives in the world, rightly so, but also probably the easiest night dive you can do.

I chose to go with Big Island Divers due to reviews here and was not disappointed. The team were friendly, well organised, knowledgeable and highly professional. They are also obviously very passionate about the mantas. They endorse the Green List of ethical operators protecting these fabulous creatures in Hawaii which is a very worthy program. If you chose another operator for some reason make sure they are on this.

I cannot recommend the experience or Big Island Divers highly enough.




Visited May 2014
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El Dorado
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“The snorks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

We went out last night for the 2 dive trip. It was one of the greatest adventures I have ever experienced in my life. Our guide Emily was awesome pointing out many different sea creatures, giving us a presentation before our manta ray dive and always checking to make sure we are happy and comfortable. Once the show of manta rays come to life it was breath taking. They are within inches of you gliding peacefully beanth. At first it is a little frightening, but this gives way to excitement and thrill of being with such beautiful creatures.
My husband did the scuba dive with Jess and she was just as professional. To our captain Johnathan, Jess and Emily our sincere thanks. The snorks!

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Big Island Dive -- great time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

The manta ray snorkeling excursion was one of the highlights of our vacation. Cap'n Scott and Dive Master Adam were fantastic -- great at the technicalities of their jobs, great hosts, really informative about the rays and coast and water and they just made it a fun trip for everyone. Highly recommend.

Visited April 2014
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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“Big Islands BEST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

While visiting a friend and I dive the Giant Manta Ray dive and it was amazing! Very knowledgeable and friendly staff! They were funny too! I highly recommend using them if you're in the area. Great dive shop too!

Visited April 2014
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