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We love our Island home. We also love what we do and it shows. Kona Honu Divers was given the reader’s choice award for top dive operator in the pacific by Scuba Diving Magazine readers for a reason. We have the best crew in the world! Our team of professionals works well together to achieve a wonderful experience for our guests. Our team members have been with us an average of 5 years. This is because you are so important to us and our success. Collectively we have over 200 years of experience in the diving industry. See what it’s like to have the best scuba diving jobs Hawaii has and join the Honu crew!

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USCG Boat Captain

Fulfill your dream of piloting Kona’s most capable dive boats in Hawaii’s top dive destination. Our captains love their job. Take charge of our crew and ensure our high safety standards are followed. Kona Honu Divers prides itself on providing you with the equipment, training, and support necessary to make your job easy.

Dive Shop Staff

Join our friendly staff providing guests with the experience they have come to expect from Kona’s top dive operator. Our culture and training provides you with the tools necessary to work effectively while enjoying a supportive and fun environment. Kona Honu Divers shop is a hub for community interaction and involvement hosting Kona Underwater club events as well as shop promotional events. Meet fascinating people from around the world and build long-lasting relationships.

Dive Instructor or Divemaster

Guide some of the easiest diving the world has to offer. The challenge is in finding the critters and providing a high level of customer care. Be the reason guests return year after year. From mega to Macro fauna there’s so much to show our guests! Our dive masters and instructors love what they do and it’s apparent when our customers leave us stellar reviews. As instructors Kona Honu Divers prides itself on having the best ratios in the industry enabling you to deliver a high quality experience to your students.

Dive Shop Assistant Manager

Command the top dive shop in the pacific. Provide support and training for shop staff and boat crew. Between our busy retail center and our boat charters there’s plenty to keep an eye on while cultivating the culture and displaying leadership.


Our techs are knowledgable and passionate about running a smooth and trouble-free back of the house operation. Consistency is key here. Our techs are passionate about maintaining gear for the long-term. Kona Honu Divers prides itself on using top-of-the line gear and equipment.


  • Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Ride along for free. Friends and Family 50% off
  • All shop products at wholesale pricing


  • US citizenship
  • Drivers Licence
  • Ability to Lift 50lbs


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Why you want to work with Kona Honu Divers

As a team of experienced industry professionals Kona Honu Divers has had a history of providing a high level of service. This exceptional service ethic applies to our staff as well. As the owner Byron Kay strives hard to provide a high level of service internally to help make Kona Honu Divers a fun and rewarding work environment where the crew are happy to be together working toward a common goal: to get more people in the ocean to experience the underwater world for themselves.

What makes KHD different from other dive operators?

Firstly we place a very high emphasis on safety. This means you as a dive instructor or dive guide are given the tools to best manage your guests. We are proud of being one of the first operators to adopt a 2-1 discover scuba diver ratio years ago which is only now becoming an industry standard. These high standards ensure you only work with divers that are prepared for what’s to come, allowing you to focus on your job of wowing our guests making this one of the best scuba diving jobs Hawaii has.

Secondly, we like to have nice things. Our dive gear and supporting equipment is kept functioning smoothly and renewed regularly. This is not only for aesthetics but for the confidence of knowing our equipment is in good condition. Our boats are well maintained by professionals to reduce downtimes and we take pride in having the right boats for the right purpose that are a pleasure to work on.

Lastly we recognize at some level that work is a large part of our life but we must always have a balance with the rest of our duties and responsibiilities outside of work. This means working with you to provide the time and space necessary to take time off when needed.

What makes KHD different from other dive operators?

Working as a dive guide, boat captain, or support staff is different than the usual corporate office gig. While Kona Honu Divers works hard to provide the structure necessary to do your job, there is often a bit more ‘fun’ factor thrown in. We would encourage you to walk into the dive shop and ask for a tour or come out with us on of our boats to see what it’s like. The atmosphere is exciting and filled with talking and laughter. We love what we do and it shows in the way we interact with each other and guests. Joking, talking story, and making recommendations are regular occurrences.

It’s not always sunshine and happiness . . . Sometimes the weather won’t cooperate, sometimes the mantas decide to take a vacation and more. Working in the scuba diving industry is far from the 9-5 office gig you might normally encounter. We do have a water cooler though we don’t hang out around it! So send us your resume to see why this is one of the best scuba diving jobs hawaii has.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do scuba instructors make in Hawaii?

Between tips and regular pay scuba instructors can make around $45 – 55 thousand a year. Scuba instructors typically work as both instructors and divemasters in Hawaii. It is common to be paid hourly to do either role. Currently instructors and divemasters are making between $17-22 per hour. Kona Honu Divers is currently paying between $19-22 per hour for divemasters as of September 2022. It is also common to receive tips in Hawaii when leading guided dives so you can expect to receive additional income from cash tips. Companies split tips differently but at Kona Honu Divers we split them equally among the captains and crew.

How much does a divemaster make in Hawaii?

Including tips a divemaster can expect to make between $45 – 55 thousand a year. Divemasters can make a wide range of pay in Hawaii but in Kona it is common for divemasters to start around $17-19 per hour and can make as much as $22 per hour as of September 2022. This does not include tips and bonuses which can increase a rate of pay significantly. Kona Honu Divers crew splits tips equally and depending on the charter the tips really vary.  You can also Make additional income writing blog content for the company. If you write 2 blogs a week you can generate an extra $5000 of income a year.