one of kona's famous akule swarms
Advanced diver, photographer... we can handle all levels
become a certified diver while on vacation!
Not certified and want to sample scuba? Ask us how...
Many of these photos were taken by bo pardau
perhaps the best place on earth to see Manta Rays up close
turtles, dolphins, mantas, octopus, eels and dazzling fish
manta rays are kona's gentle giants
Kona is famous for its visibility and calm waters
your koa guides are the best local experts
some of the best underwater photography is possible here
see moray eels of all sizes and colors
bring your favorite diving buddy
show's over... time to call for a reservation!
Kona is home to some of the best in the world. Warm waters, perfect visibility, giant sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays, octopus, caves, eels, scorpion fish, frog fish, leaf fish, nudibranchs and many more sea creatures not to mention the beautiful coral.
We welcome first time scuba divers curious to discover the underwater. Our staff is Padi / SSI /SDI certified and able to handle all levels.
Want to become a Padi certified diver while on vacation? Save time with the e-learning program. The PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course that includes academic sessions done independently on-line, shallow water skill dives, and 4 open water dives. Upon successful completion of this course, students become PADI Open Water Divers and are allowed rent or purchase scuba equipment as well as plan and conduct open water dives independently within the limits of their training.
Come Join us for this unique and once in a lifetime experience..
Already certified and need a refresher? We've got you covered. When you make a reservation, simply ask about our refresher class which can be added to any dive package.
Advanced diver, photographer... we can handle all levels; let us know which type of diving interests you and we will cater the tour to your needs.
So many friends began as our customers... It's what we love the most about what we do!
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AMAZING time had by all! / 5 of 5 stars
My husband and two daughters did the two tank dive on 7/3/2014. Captain Laure and Instructor Shane made sure we had a great time! I've climbed The Great Wall of China, swam with elephants in a Thailand Rainforest, fed kangaroos in Australia...this dive was the #1 thing I have ever done. Hands down!! I really enjoyed the small group tour. I am not a big fan of boats that charter gobs of people. If you want a one-on-one dive excursion with a group of friendly people, then I would definitely dive with Kona Ocean Adventures!
Amazing Crew! / 5 of 5 stars
My dive buddy and I had our 2 dives with them last year (2013) and went to see the manta rays! We also experienced their dolphin adventure trip! Laure made some guacamole after our dives! Food, experience and company were excellent that we decided to do it again this year! And they surely exceeded our expectations! We had a great time! There were only 2 of us diving that day but they didn't cancel the trip!!! Great food, experience and company!!!
We hope to be back again next year !!!
The thing to do in Kona!!! / 5 of 5 stars
The staff was Amazing! You go in search of the dolphin pods and then they drop you right in! We swam 4 feet away from spinner dolphins! Then they took us to a cave to swim with black tip sharks and then they make you a tasty lunch. Awesome staff! We came into Kona on a cruise and this blows away any excursion and that the cruise can offer.
The Best Ocean Tour Ever!! A "Must Do" in Kona!! / 5 of 5 stars
The diving was excellent! We went down to 80 feet and visibility was excellent! We saw a ton of tropical fish, a variety of eels, a couple of spotted eagle rays and more. Joi was our dive master on this day and Captain Andy was at the helm and both were exceptional hosts with a wealth of knowledge and we had a delicious picnic lunch.
Falling in Love with Diving All Over Again... Thanks to KOA / 5 of 5 stars
My husband and I came back to the Big Island for our first dives after being certified. Captains Laure, Andy & Pononui and Dive Masters Shane & Joi made us feel like we were a part of the family. The small group atmosphere gave us comfort in knowing we were going to get the very best dives of our lives - thank you for helping us fall in love with diving all over again. We will be back to see you (hopefully soon)!! And if anyone has the opportunity to do the Manta Ray Dive - it is life changing! Thank you Kona Ocean Adventures - you are top notch!!