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Kohala Divers 2 Day Introductory Scuba Diving Tour with Private Pool Lesson

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Learn to SCUBA dive on the Big Island and with an afternoon pool lesson and a 2-tank dive the following morning along the Kohala Coast, it is the perfect introduction to an underwater world for beginners. No prior scuba certification required!

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Whether you are a first time diver or just need a refresher, expert guides and instructors will assist you in exploring the fathoms below. With a comprehensive yet relaxed afternoon pool lesson followed by a morning boat dive, dive down to depths between 15 to 40 feet while your guide leads you to the best locations with a group of no more than 6 divers. Your comfort assured both in and out of the water on a custom built dive boat that can fit 49 passengers, but will only have a maximum of 18 divers at any time. Even non-divers can enjoy the pristine waters as they snorkel around the boat to see tropical fish and green sea turtles.

What if I am a Certified SCUBA Diver?

If you are a certified SCUBA Diver, please check out the Kohala Divers Morning Two Tank Dive. This charter is available with and without full gear rental.


Why should I go on my first dive with Kohala Divers?
  • Kohala Divers is one of the few dive operations where first time divers are introduced to the equipment and the feeling of breathing underwater in a private swimming pool. This allows you to become comfortable with SCUBA before jumping off of a boat in deep, open water.
  • Because you are comfortable with SCUBA before diving in the ocean, you will be able to focus on and take in all of the amazing sites you will see underwater!
  • Intro divers get to experience the same dive sites as certified divers on the morning charter the following day.

Why should I dive with Kohala Divers?
  • Convenient pick-up and drop-off from Waikoloa and Kohala Resorts.
  • The only dive charter to visit the pristine dive sites of the Kohala Coast.
  • Relaxed, exclusive, leisurely dives, with in-depth dive briefing and marine life talks.
  • Afternoon training session in a Private Pool to allow you to become comfortable and confident using SCUBA equipment.
  • Kohala Divers is industry recognized as a 5 star PADI Dive Center and known for an incredible safety record.

Why should I dive the Kohala Coast?
  • The Kohala Coast is protected by Kohala Mountain, offering some of the driest and calmest weather on the Big Island year-round. Calm waters reduces any chance of becoming sea sick.
  • Diversity of Underwater Topography: Lava Fingers, Reef Canyons, Lava tubes and more!
  • Over 20 dive sites on the Kohala Coast. No site is visited too frequently to ensure the health of the ecosystem.

Please Note: All divers, certified and beginner, must be able to complete the PADI Medical Release Form. If you answer "yes" to any of the questions on this medical questionnaire, you must bring a note from your doctor clearing you to scuba dive.

Boat Information:
Name: Namaka
Size: 46 foot, 16' wide Newton Boat Dive
Capacity: 49 Passengers / 18 Divers
Safety: Lifeguard-certified crew members always on board
Accessibility: The boat is not wheelchair accessible
Amenities: Namaka is powered by 2 cummins QSL9 405HP engines, Coast Guard certified dive boat that has ample shade and sun, equipped with heated shower, comfortable upper and lower deck seating, stable platform and a marine head (restroom).
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Price
Two Tank Dive Package with Gear (Two Days)
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 18.
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 296.46
USD 296.46
Observer
USD 96.69
USD 96.69
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 296.46
USD 296.46
Observer
USD 96.69
USD 96.69
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If you want to see more of Kohala's dive sites, then this is the option for you! Spend up to two hours in the Hawaiian ocean. Split your pool scuba intro over two days so you can focus purely on enjoying the experience when your time to get in the water comes.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Kohala / Waikoloa free x per person
      Round-trip from Kohala / Waikoloa free x per person
  • Inclusion: Instruction / Soft drinks / Juice / Bottled water / Snacks / Scuba diving equipment & wetsuit / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Guide / Pool Lesson
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Drop-off/Check-out
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  • DAY1  
  • 12:30-13:30 Pick-up from Kohala / Waikoloa Hotels & Check-in at Dive Shop
  • 13:30 Land & Pool Lesson (2 hrs)
  • 15:30 Check-out & Drop-off
  • DAY2  
  • 06:15 Pick-up from Kohala / Waikoloa Hotels
  • 07:15 Check-in at Dive Shop
  • 07:30 Boat Ride to Dive Site
  • 08:30 Two-Tank Introductory SCUBA Dive
  • 10:30 Boat Ride Back
  • Check-out & Drop-off
Add-ons:
Underwater Camera Rental and Photo Disc + USD 46.87
Underwater Camera Rental and Photo Disc + USD 46.87
Rent a professional camera and capture beautiful underwater images while you SCUBA.
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Do not drink alcohol within 8 hours of scuba diving.
    • Guests may not fly within 24 hours of a two-tank scuba dive due to the high risk of decompression sickness.
    • Guests may not scuba dive if you have any medical issue indicated on the "PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire". Those with medical issues must consult with a physician and complete the "RSTC Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver's Physical Examination" on their behalf.
    • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests who are suffering from the ill-effects of the excessive consumption alcohol or are under the influence of alcohol on the day of the activity, are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests with neck, back or joint problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • For safety reasons, guests must be able to communicate effectively in English to participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Sunglasses
    • Flip-flops
    • Towel
    • Swimsuit
    • Change of clothes
    • Sunscreen
    • Motion sickness preventative
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
    • Participants with medical issues must bring a medical clearance form to participate in this activity.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Meals are not included in the price.
    • Drinks and meals are available for purchase
    • Complimentary parking available.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 18.
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FAQ
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What kind of boat will be used?
  • Kohala Divers uses a custom built 46-foot Coast Guard boat dive called the "Namaka", powered by 2 cummins QSL9 405HP engines with ample shade and sun, equipped with heated shower, comfortable upper and lower deck seating, table platform, and a marine head (restroom). Although licensed for 49 passengers, your comfort is assured with only a maximum of 18 divers allowed at anytime.
Where are the dive sites?
  • Dive sites are located in South and North Kohala and chosen daily for optimal weather and visibility.

    The Kohala Coast is the oldest part of the Big Island and are a topographical wonderland of volcanic action. Twisted and spun from molten hot magma to form unique pinnacles, lava tubes, arches, and bommies, these lava formations have been encrusted by more than 50 species of Hawaii’s stony coral colonies. Beautiful reef topography sets the stage for a huge diversity of fish (about 30% indigenous to Hawaii) and blue water visitors like sharks, rays dolphins, turtles and much more. During the winter months of December through April, many dives are filled with the sound of Humpback Whale songs.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Kohala Divers 2 Day Introductory Scuba Diving Tour with Private Pool Lesson