standards

kona honu divers

We take pride in having the highest standards in the Hawaii’s dive industry. As a result you can be sure your scuba diving or snorkeling experience will be safe and high quality. Diving in Kona can be very relaxed and easy. These standards help to ensure there is an experienced professional for every diver and snorkeler on every tour.

our core values

  • Safety
  • Kindness
  • Passion
  • Stewardship
  • Fun

Boats

  • Honu One – 46′ Newton custom dive special
  • USCG certified max capacity 49 passengers plus crew
  • KHD max capacity – Manta Dive – 18 Divers plus 6 Snorkelers
  • KHD max capacity – Morning 2 Tank – 18 Divers

Honu Lele – 33ft World Cat Premium catamaran

  • 6 Divers and 1 dive guide

6 Divers maximum per guide

  • 8 snorkelers maximum per guid

Checkout dive – More than 2 years
since last dive

  • 4 Divers per guide

Re-Activate or Re-certification-
#10+ Years since last dive

  • 4 Divers per instructor

Discover Scuba Diving

  • 2 Divers per Instructor
  • 18+

Open water diver certification
course

  • 4 adult students per instructor
  • 1 minor (under 18) per instructor

Advanced Open Water certification course

  • 4 Divers per instructor

2 Tank Manta Charter

  • Open Water Certification or higher
  • Been diving within the past 2 years

One Tank Manta Charter

  • Open Water certification or higher
  • 10 dives or more
  • Been diving within the last 6 months

Black Water

  • 50 dives or more
  • Been diving within the past 6 months

PADI Scuba Diver certification requires a private guide and is permitted to dive on the local morning charter only.

10-11 yr olds must have a private guide.

Night Reef Dive

  • Open Water Certification or higher
  • 10 or more dives
  • Been diving within the last 6 months

Long Range

  • Open Water certification or higher
  • 25 dives or more
  • Been diving within the last 6 months
  • 60 minute or more diver

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