Kama’aina Dive Courses (18 years of age and older) available for Full-Time Residents of Hawaii Island that can provide a Big Island driver’s license, voter registration card, and/or proof of local employment.

Open Water Diver Course

Cost: $695+ e-learning

  • 1 Day of Confined water
  • 2 Days of Open Water dives from Shore and Boat
  • Student Materials
  • FREE enrollment in the Honu Ohana Dive Club for one year
  • Shop Discount

KHD Provides

  • Instructor
  • scuba equipment (bcd, reg, computer, wetsuit, tanks, weights)

Student Provides

  • Elearning course
  • Logbook
  • Mask, snorkel, fins (purchased before the start of the course with a 10% shop discount)

Call (808)324-4668 or e-mail [email protected]

Advanced Open Water Course

Cost: $695+ e-learning

KHD Provides

  • Instructor
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Materials for Specialties
  • Boat Dives

Student Provides

  • Scuba Gear (available for rent)
  • Surface Marker Buoy

In order to complete the advanced course a diver must complete 5 specialties. These specialties cover different aspects of diving to improve your overall competency as a diver. If you’ve already completed a specialty previous to the course it can be used towards achieving the certification.


  • Deep
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Fish ID
  • Night
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Search & Recovery

Call (808)324-4668 or e-mail [email protected]

Rescue Diver Course

Cost: $595+ e-learning

Become a wiser and safer diver. Sometimes it’s the dives we choose not do do that make us better divers. Learn how to help your buddy and help yourself. One of divers favorite courses is also one of the most physically challenging. Become the ultimate dive buddy in this multi-day course.

KHD Provides: Tanks & weights

Student provides pocket mask, Audible surface signaling device, scuba equipment

Prequisites: Adv Course & EFR

Call (808)324-4668 or e-mail [email protected]