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Kona Honu Divers

#11 of 149 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
74-5583 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3624
+1 888-333-4668
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The Manta Ray night dive is an experience without parallel!

My wife and I did the night dive with Kona Honu Divers to see the Manta Rays feeding and it's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Larry G
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Boston, Massachusetts
Wonderful Experience!

My brother and I did the Manta dive with Kona Honu and it was such an incredible experience! There... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andy F
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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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Hours Today: 07:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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74-5583 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3624
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+1 888-333-4668

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I did the night dive with Kona Honu Divers to see the Manta Rays feeding and it's become one of our most cherished memories. There is literally nothing else like this on the planet. If you're certified, you owe it to yourself...More

1  Thank Larry G
KHD96740, shop staff at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Larry We're so glad that you were able to join us for the manta ray night dive experience. We believe it is magical too! Even though we have been lucky enough to enjoy the experience more than once it is always awe inspiring! Mahalo...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

My brother and I did the Manta dive with Kona Honu and it was such an incredible experience! There were about seven mantas hanging around us and the snorkelers said they had about nine hanging around them. It was truly magnificent! I have nothing but...More

Thank Andy F
KHD96740, PADI MSDT 379611 at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha Andy, Thank you for your kind words and praise. We are glad you had a good time with us out on the Honu One experiencing the Mantas. We do out best to provide you with the best time possible out on the water from...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Summary: FREE NITROX at Kona Honu only!!, One-day course they organized for me same day to get certified on NITROX. Our two tank first day dives were great. Got to see an octopus and a couple manta rays, during daylight hours! Our two tank twilight/night...More

Thank Dr_JPG
KHD96740, Assistant Manager at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha Dr_JPG Thank you so much for taking the time to review KHD! We're so happy you had a fun experience learning to dive Nitrox and then use it to see some unique marine life and mantas! We hope to dive with you again in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time with Kona Honu Divers and it was a top notch experience. Beautiful boat, great crew, superior knowledge of the dive sites all contributed to a final last day of diving on my Hawaii trip. Thank you for your professionalism, explanation...More

Thank lisa l
KHD96740, Shop Staff at Kona Honu Divers at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Lisa, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us on the Honu One. We always try to make sure every guest has an amazing experience and are always happy to hear that you did. Our crews knowledge is quite extensive...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went on the manta-ray snorkeling/scuba diving trip. We did the snorkeling and it was one of the highlights of our 2 week vacation on the big island. Fortunately, we were able to see 3-4 matarays on the trip and we were...More

Thank Thor727
KHD96740, PADI MSDT 379611 at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Thor727, We are glad to hear that you had a great time out on the Honu One admiring our beautiful Manta Rays. We do our best to keep our guests entertained and happy as I can tell you noticed. Thank you for choosing Kona...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

went on 4 dives with KHDivers. Manta dusk dive and night dive - let me start by saying I really dont like night dives at all but the manta night dive is one of the "special dives" of Hawaii so I had to check it...More

Thank chris m
KHD96740, PADI MSDT 379611 at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Chris, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us on the Honu One diving and snorkeling! Sorry that the videographer was not available but we did the best we could with short notice that our videographer could not make it. Also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did snorkeling and it was amazing. 7 Manta rays appeared that night, great shots with our action camera. Very well organized and the crew is very helpful. It is a must do in Hawaii.More

Thank Pedro R
KHD96740, PADI MSDT 379611 at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Pedro, We are glad to hear you had such a great time with us on the Honu One seeing the mantas! It truly is a one of a kind experience and we agree that anyone who comes to the Big Island should do it....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kona honu nighttime manta snorkel deserves 10 stars!!! What an AMAZING experience!! The team was FABULOUS - informative, excited, made the trip simply INCREDIBLE! What an experience - to get up close and personal with those beautiful graceful creatures !! Serious highlight of the trip...More

Thank 517wendya
KHD96740, Shop Staff at Kona Honu Divers at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Wendya, We too find the Mantas to be big, beautiful, graceful creatures, and are so delighted that you thought the same. We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time on our boat. We look forward to snorkeling with you, or...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a MUST DO dive for anyone visiting the big island! The crew were professional, organized and welcoming! They made this experience so easy and that just added to the Manta's themselves. We also did a 2 tank morning dive. First class all the...More

1  Thank donnarey
KHD96740, Shop Staff at Kona Honu Divers at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Donnarey, We appreciate the kind words regarding our crew, they work very hard to make sure that every customer feels special and has a great experience. We try our very best to make sure that all our dive groups are small and that all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tom and his crew were amazing. This experience is one that will stick with you your whole life time. I've been with one other company and this experience was far superior.More

Thank Christine K
KHD96740, Shop Staff at Kona Honu at Kona Honu Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Christine, Thank you so much for the kind words regarding our amazing boat crew. We are so thrilled to hear you had an amazing experience with the Mantas. They are quite amazing creatures and being able to get so up close and personal with...More

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pkillaby
I have two children - will be 12 and almost 8 at time of travel. They are both swimmers. Would the night manta ray snorkel trip be appropriate for them? They are both interested in seeing the mantas up close.
11 April 2017|
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Response from Jason C | Reviewed this property |
That should not be a problem as long as an adult goes with them. The snorkelers s get to hold onto a large float (similar to a large paddle board) and hover right above all the divers. The board has lights shining down... More
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Carla F
Better to snorkel or dive to see mantas?
11 February 2017|
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Response from Keith L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carla, In my honest opinion, it would be better to see the mantas diving if certified . You can see the mantas during the day, but the main attraction is the night dive with the mantas. Dive is in about 30 ft. of water... More
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Howie F
Why choose them instead of Jack's ?
11 October 2016|
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Response from Alex M | Reviewed this property |
Their boat is much nicer, bigger, with two decks so you could walk around. The gear is newer and better too. The new owner made a lot of great upgrades but kept the staff who were friendly and experienced.
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