Jack & I had a great time diving with Capt Tom, Kevin, Nico, and the whole crew last week. From booking to check-in to onboard "valet" service, Honu Divers runs a professional, safe, and fun operation. For Nico (our dive guide), appreciate you taking the time to seek out all the little critters and esp for coaxing the big tako out of his hole. Since we live here in Kona, we will definitely dive with you all again, Aloha!
We miss you guys. Ya'll provided the best diving experience we've had.
Manta schnorcheln. Grossartige Erfahrung. So nah! So Atemberaubend! Sanfte Riesen, sanfte Berührungen. Wie in einer anderen Welt! Top Crew! Sicher! Unterhaltsam! Kompetent! Vorausschauend hilfsbereit. Sehr gute Ausrüstung! Guter Snack.
My wife and I traveled to Kona on the Pride of America cruise ship, and reached out to a dive shop to get some diving in while on the big Island. I do not recall the name of the dive shop we spoke with first, but they only had space for one of us so they directed us to Kona Honu Divers. I cannot speak highly enough about the professionalism of this outfit. Safety is their number one concern. Our dive master was Rob and he was great! I do not get to spend as much time under water as I would like to. Rob made sure to point out various fish and eels underwater that my wife and I would have otherwise missed. There was another Dive Guide on the boat with us, and for the life of me I cannot remember her name. She was also very helpful. She made sure we did not get lost, and I knew if we had an issue she was right there to assist us. She picked up a few shells for us that we missed and shared them with us on the boat. If you are looking to get some good diving in while in Kona, check these guys out. We have been spoiled between the clear water and the excellent service. Rusty Smith Dive Guide Columbia SC
I’ve been diving with them several times recently and have to give accolades. They always give it 100% in ensuring a great time. The DMs have great eyes in spotting cryptic species that you would never see by yourself. Captain chooses best spots based on all factors. Gear is excellent. Chill group of professionals who I highly recommend.
Took my AOW course with Kona Honu Divers last month. It was a great experience. Sam was a great instructor. The crew were fun and relaxed, but also safe and educational. The boat was well-maintained and the crew had a great system worked out for getting divers in and out of the water efficiently and cleaning everyone's gear at the end of the day. The dive sites were beautiful and varied, the Manta Ray night dive was surreal. I will definitely be back to Kona Honu Divers the next time I'm on the Big Island.
Just finished a great trip to Kona and we did three different dives. Two different mornings of two tank dive’s and the manta two tank dive. We had three different dive guides and they were all great. They really help you find all the sea life and do cool things like sea caves if you want. The crew and captain go out there way to make sure you are having a great day. The boat was great and had lots of room and shade to stay out of the sun during the dive intervals. It was our first dive show nice certification, and it was great. Next time I go, I’m booking these guys again.
I’ve been on several dives with multiple companies in Kona, and by far these guys are the best! The boat is nice, clean, and spacious. The crew is energetic and very nice. They made us feel welcome and most importantly safe! We had a blast and will book with them again on our next adventure! A special thanks to Rob & Shari our dive masters, you guys made the trip more enjoyable! Mahalo
Great staff, I had a wonderful time with them! I totally recommend. It was a good experience, everybody is nice and professional, I will dive with them again without any doubt.
Absolutely Amazing!!! If you are on the Big Island... it is a must do!
My wife and I traveled for the first time in Kona, we called a dive shop that wasn’t able to accommodate our schedule and they thankfully recommended us to Kona Honu. Most dive shops are really good, but what makes some stand out from the rest is the customer service. Kona Honu made our diving experience a phenomenal one. They are well-staffed, attentive, organized and professional. They made us feel safe the whole way through. From my phone experience with Stacey, to my first two dives with Rob, to my Manta Ray dive with Brooks, to the helpful presence of Kevin and Sherri - she should have a picture on the dive crew website by the way ;) - all was fantastic! Keep up the great work!!
I chose Kona Honu Divers for my PADI Open Water Certification primarily because of their glowing reviews and also, because their training schedule did not take up the entire day(mostly done by 1PM) . But after the amazing experience I've had and the hospitable people I've met at Kona Honu, I wouldn't have minded spending the second half of the day diving too. I couldn't have asked for a better Instructor than Sam Johnson. He was extremely patient, never rushing and always providing clear and concise instructions. Right from the first pool dive to the last Open Water dive, he was teaching through his personal experiences, just as supportive and not to mention, funny. (although, some of his jokes might require some time to be grasped :D) I can't not mention the Boat Crews on both my Dive days, Tom, Rob, Kevin, John. They are truly passionate about diving and are some of the friendliest people I've encountered. I highly recommend Kona and particularly Kona Honu for your dive plans. Overall, it has been a breath-taking(literally!) experience for me. And I have already begun planning my next dive!
The crew at Kona Honu was incredible! Fun and relaxed, while still being safe and educational. Can’t wait to go dive with them again!
My friend and I did the 5 hour Manta Ray snorkel/dive last night and it was great. The night snorkel was so magical and definitely the highlight of the trip. The crew is very knowledgeable and worked hard to keep everyone safe and comfortable. They also clearly care about the well-being of the animals and the reefs with which they work - which I really appreciated. Thanks for a great experience!
Kona Honu Dive Company was recommended by a friend. I did 5 dives with them! The entire crew was fantastic; Highly skilled, safety conscious and very comfortable to dive with! The service was excellent and the boat was top notch! They even provided valet diving service with which I was pleasantly surprised! My guides were Rob, Kevin and Jeanine who were all great to dive with and gave thorough dive briefings! Thank you Kona Honu Divers for a great time!!
Got certed 10 years ago here, best week of my life. Hope to come back one day!
Best dive shop in the world Virginia is a super shop manger, Stacy and Ali best shop s ales people they can sand to Arabs and Ali got to do my Nitrox Sherry is a great promo person, Sandy is really great with the first time or nervous divers, John ,Tom and Tye are feat boat captain. Then the dive guides are great and will see to every need no matter what and a special thanks to Nico, Rob, Frank, Sandy, Kievn and John who is retiring. The is well maintained to meet your need and good prices. The is kept clean and Kona Honu doesn't it to a cattle boat with to people. Everyone at Kona Honu treats like a person not a money figure. The business should 100 STAR RATING.
Dived with KOna Honu divers for 2 days including the Manta Ray night dive. If you are on the Big Island, this is your dive company. They took care of every detail and equipment. The people where knowledgeable and friendly and willing to help out newer divers. We will certainly be back to experience the beauty underwater that the big island has to offer with Kona Honu divers.
Staff and dive were amazing, this is a catered dive like no other!
We recently visited Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island and had experiences with six different dive operations during the course of the trip. Kona Honu was by far our favorite. Very friendly and professional staff, well-organized trip, great boat, and nice retail selection.