PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

Kona Honu Divers is dedicated to providing you with eco-friendly adventures and an eco-friendly dive shop. The steps we have taken to decrease our impact include:

  • Regularly contribute to a variety of conservation organizations
  • We match your contribution to conservation efforts
  • We are a Manta Ray Greenlist Activity Provider
  • Recycling
  • The dive shop and compressor are powered by solar energy
  • Lights in the shop are LED and CFL’s
  • Dive lights are LED and rechargeable
  • LED re-usable glow sticks to reduce plastic waste
  • No plastic shopping bags
  • Reusable shopping bags available for purchase (they also make great travel beach bags) made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles
  • Bamboo utensils are sold to help eliminate single-use plastic

Donations to causes we love

Every dollar you donate is matched by KHD

 

In the first quarter of 2017, we donated over $5000 to Hawaii Ocean Watch, a 501 (c)(3) organization.

 

The 2nd Annual Underwater Shootout (May 12-15th, 2017) raised $350 for the Malama Kai Foundation.

 

In the second quarter of 2017, we donated nearly $3000 to the Malama Kai Foundation.

 

In the third quarter of 2017, we purchased a trailer for the Large Whale Entanglement and Response Team’s boat AND donated over $1400 to Hawai’i Uncharted Research Collective.

 

In the fourth quarter of 2017, we donated a Sea Life camera to Kohanaiki ‘Ohana, a 501c non-profit, dedicated to stewardship programs protecting our reef ecosystems.  The camera will help document the baseline studies.

 

We donated $2445 to the Kona Surfrider Foundation to help them purchase a water quality testing kit.

 

In the first quarter of 2018, we donated $2840 to Hawaii Wildlife Fund.  HAWAI’I WILDLIFE FUND (HWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii’s native wildlife through research, education, and advocacy.

 

100% of the profits, $2000, from the 3rd Annual 2018 Kona Underwater Shootout was donated to the Malama Kai Foundation.

 

In the second quarter of 2018, we donated $3000 to Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is a registered 501(c)3 with the mission of inspiring local communities to care for their coastlines through hands-on beach cleanups.

 

In the third quarter of 2018,  $2400 was donated to the Malama Kai Foundation.  

 

In the fourth quarter of 2018, we donated $2600 to the Coral Reef Alliance.  One of their projects in Hawaii is centered in the Puako community working on tracing the movement of wastewater from cesspools into the ocean.

 

 

For the first quarter of 2019, we donated over $2500 to the Legacy Reef Foundation.

For the second quarter of 2019, we donated almost $2500 to Hyperbaric Treatment Center Support with the University of Hawaii Foundation.

 

We donated over $400 to the Malama Kai Foundation for the 1st & 2nd quarter of 2019 and we also hosted a Paint & Sip in March to benefit them that raised over $800!  The 4th Kona Underwater Shootout was held in May and raised over $1000 for the Malama Kai Foundation.

 

We purchased two Royal Sandalwood Legacy trees and two King Koa Legacy trees to help offset carbon footprints from the Hawaii Legacy Hardwoods for the 1st & 2nd quarter of 2019.

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