* Information from the early 2000's please let us know of any changes.

Commercial Guides & Charters

Dive Makai Charters
PO Box 2955
Kailua-Kona
Hawaii 96745
Tel: (808) 329-2025
Home Page: www.divemakai.com
Dive Makai Charters are a smaller company offering a more personalised service. Their boat goes out from Kailua Pier. Nice people.

Jack's Diving Locker
Ali'i Drive
Kailua-Kona
Hawaii 96740
Tel.: (808) 329-7585
E-mail:
Home Page:
Training: NAUI, PADI
I did an instructor course with them - they were very professional. They moved into new premises next to their old shop in 2003. They have a training pool there.

Kohala Divers Ltd.
Kawaihae Shopping Center
PO Box 44940
Kawaihae
Hawaii 96743
Tel.: (808) 882-7774
Fax: (808) 882-1536
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Home page: www.kohaladivers.com
Training: PADI

Kona Coast Divers
75-5614 Palani Road (Located at the Light House)
Kailua-Kona
Hawaii 96740
Tel.: (808) 329-8802
Home page: www.konacoastdivers.com
Training: NAUI, PADI
I haven't dived with Kona Coast Divers, but I have used their other services including equipment repair and equipment hire. They were very helpful and the standard of their service was good.

Kona Honu Divers
Tel (808) 324-HONU (4668) for information
For Reservations only call (888) 333-HONU (4668)
Web: www.konahonudivers.com
They say that they are a "family oriented dive/ snorkel/ SNUBA and sight-seeing operation, catering to individuals and mainland dive clubs."

Mauna Kea Divers
61-3616 Kawaihae Road
Kawaihae
Hawaii 96743-9721
Tel.: (808) 882-1544
Kawaihae is located about halfway between Kona and Kapa'au up on the north shore. I am told that this company provides a smaller, friendly service, diving the nothern end of the Kona coast.

Sandwich Isle Divers
Kailua-Kona
Hawaii 96740
Tel.: (808) 329-9188
I know from experience that they do very good repair and maintenance work. I have only heard good things about them from their customers.

Underwater Hawaii
PO Box 2105
Kailua-Kona
Hawaii 96745
Tel.: (808) 334-1360
Mobile: 938-1209
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Training: PADI
Run by Captain Roger Johnson, Underwater Hawaii specialises in shore diving tours. Roger knows his stuff!

Dive Shops

There are many more than those given here, but I know these to be reliable.

Jack's Diving Locker Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona. Tel.: (808) 329-7585. Website: www.jacksdivinglocker.com
Kohala Divers Ltd. Kawaihae Shopping Center. Tel.: (808) 882-7774. Fax: (808) 882-1536.
Morey's Scuba Hut 75-5744 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona. Tel.: (808) 331-8558. Sales only
Sandwich Isle Divers Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740. Tel.: (808) 329-9188. Website: www.sandwichisledivers.com
Underwater Hawaii PO Box 2105, Kailua-Kona. Tel.: (808) 334-1360. Mobile: 938-1209. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Underwater Hawaii is run by Roger Johnson.