Kona Honu Divers

 

Destination: Kona

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Kona Honu offers the best of Kona's underwater environment, including world-renowned manta ray night dives.

 

Kona Honu Divers Features

  • Expert trainers and staff member
  • High-quality diving gear
  • Custom dive boat outfitted with all the necessary amenities and safety equipment, specifically designed to accommodate 30 SCUBA divers
  • Wide range of fun, interactive scuba diving and freediving classes
  • Underwater photo center
  • Friendly, personalized service

 

Pricing

Varies, depending on the type of package. Contact us for more information.

 

Locations 

Located on the west side of Kona Island, Kona Honu is easily accessed by car.

 

Dive Overview 

Kona Honu Divers boasts a variety of ways to explore Hawaii's coast, including manta ray night dives, snorkeling trips, daily reef dives, blackwater night dives, shore dives, certification dives, and more. The pristine Pacific waters offer diverse and colorful sites.

 

 

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Kona Honu Divers

 

Kona Dive Overview

The Kona coast is known for the many varieties of endemic tropical fish, formations from old lava flows and hard corals. You may also encounter dolphins, eagle rays, turtles, eels, sharks, and manta rays.

  • Temperatures: Late summer and early fall give us the warmest water temperature of about 80 degrees, sometimes higher! Winter temps run about 76-74 degrees.
  • Manta rays: manta rays are not seasonal, they are here all year-round. We see them over 85% of the time.
  • Humpback Whales: The whales start arriving in November and stay until April before they make the long trek home. January thru March are the best time to see whales during your surface interval.

 



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Kona Honu Divers Packages and Rates 

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Manta Ray Night Dive and Snorkel 

The manta ray dive or manta ray night snorkel is the number one night dive in the world and is an exhilarating underwater experience that is unique to the Kona Coast. You'll start your adventure at Honokohau Harbor in the late afternoon and enjoy the sunset while cruising the Kona coast to the manta viewing site. The knowledgeable and highly experienced swim guides, dive masters, and instructors will help you gear up and slip in to see these gentle giants loop, somersault, and cruise in the beams of light as they funnel the plankton into their giant mouths. The divers will settle down on the ocean floor and shine their dive lights up to attract the plankton. This bucket list adventure has a bottom time of 50-60 minutes, depending upon air consumption. Snorkelers will surround a snorkel board on the surface with powerful lights pointed down to attract the plankton, and in turn attract the graceful manta rays.

  • Time: 5:00 pm *subject to change with the sunset
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Divers: $125
  • Snorkelers: $115
  • Private Guide: $100
  • Nitrox: FREE

 

 

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2 Tank Manta Ray Dive & Snorkel Charter 

The manta ray night dive or manta ray night snorkel is an exhilarating underwater experience that is unique to the Kona Coast and one of the top night dives of the world! You'll start your adventure at Honokohau Harbor in the afternoon and cruise the Kona coast up to Garden Eel Cove, by the airport. Divers and snorkelers enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian marine life during the day and come back up for a 1-hour surface interval where you are served light refreshments and sandwiches as you enjoy the sunset. After nightfall, the knowledgeable crew will take you back into the water to see these gentle giants loop, somersault, and cruise in the beams of light as they funnel the plentiful plankton into their giant mouths. The divers will settle down on the ocean floor and shine their dive lights up to attract the plankton. Bottom time is 50-60 minutes. Snorkelers will surround a snorkel board on the surface with powerful lights pointed down to attract the plankton, and in turn attract the graceful manta rays.

  • Time: 3 pm - 4 pm - changes with the sunset - boat departs on time
  • Days: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Divers: $149
  • Snorkelers: $125
  • Private Guide: $100
  • Nitrox: FREE

 

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2 Tank Local Morning Dive 

We invite you to spend a morning exploring two different dive sites along the Kona coast on our 46ft Newton Dive Special, the Honu One.  On this charter, you can expect to see many of our endemic fish, view old lava formations, maybe spot the hard to find octopus, see a resting white tip reef shark, and encounter many other creatures that call this their home.

  • Time: 8:00 am at boat
  • Days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Diver: $135
  • Private guide: $100
  • Nitrox: FREE

 

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Morning 2 Tank Checkout Dive Refresher 

Having up-to-date scuba diving skills is an important safety factor and will help improve your Kona diving comfort. You want to be safe, comfortable, and confident while underwater. You will be guided by a Kona Honu professional dive guide for a diving refresher and have the option to practice skills in addition to mask clearing, regulator recovery, and alternate air source use. After your successful check out charter, you are welcome to join the dive group on the other charters!

  • Time: 8 am
  • Days:  days a week 
  • Price: $225

 

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MORNING INTRODUCTORY SCUBA DIVE

You will learn the basic skills to scuba dive with a dive professional for the morning.  This is NOT a certification.

  • Time: 8:00 am
  • Days: 7 days a week 
  • Price: $249  - $449

 

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Black Water Night Dive 

Looking for a more advanced dive?  Blackwater diving is a unique night dive which will take you miles offshore where you will hang, suspended from a 60ft tether, over 4000ft of water to watch open ocean, or pelagic, animals drift by.  You'll have the opportunity to see animals ranging from perfectly clear larval fish and invertebrates to siphonophores, and even cephalopods out in the deep. If you want to observe something you have never seen before, this is the dive for you.

  • Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm varies with sunset
  • Days: Wednesday, Friday, and most Saturdays 
  • Price: $169

 

 

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Open Ocean Safari 

The open ocean safari delivers opportunities to see whales, dolphins, whale sharks, big pelagic fish, sharks, mantas, and more. The Ocean Warrior is Hawaii's fastest boat! Step on board and you're able to cover miles of coastline, giving you the best chance for large animal encounters. The Big Island of Hawaii is home to 13 different species of whale and many can be seen year round. With an ability to travel 50mph+ over the water, finding and swimming alongside large marine life is only a matter of time.

  • Time: 09:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Price: $160/person – max 8 people
  • Where: Meet at 9:00 at the Honokohau Harbor launch ramp to board the Ocean Warrior.

 

 

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Important note 

All prices shown are before taxes, fees, and any rental equipment.

 

Rates & Availability 

For more information on rates, availability and to book, drop us an email at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us today at 310-915-6677. We will gladly help you plan your dream vacation!

 

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Practical Information

  • Local Currency: USD (US Dollar)
  • International Airport: Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport
  • Language: English
  • Time Zone: UTC-10
 

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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Reviews (1)

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Love the staff here, I've been a customer here since 2006 and I love the guys (and gals) here!

KHD boasts a 40+ foot-long Newton dive boat for their boat dives - but there never seems to be more than 12-16 divers on the boat on any given trip. They go to probably 20-30 local mooring sites along the Kona coast that range from steep walls to shallow reefs to lava tubes.

Virginia is top notch on the phone, taking reservations, managing, and greeting customers. Taiki is an excellent dive guide, relaxed, friendly and great at pointing out all the little things. Captain Tom T is fun, sweet and kind. Captain Frank is fun, caring and living that Aloha lifestyle!

Bryce and Jeff are excellent photographers here and their manta videos are beautiful and artistic.

Oh, and my favorite - the BLACK WATER DIVE!!! What an invigorating, ethereal experience to drift in the black water, with 7000' below you, attached to the boat like bait. EPIC.

Visited on 01/2014 - Submitted on 08/04/2014

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