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Looking to learn to scuba dive in paradise? Kona is one of the best places in the world for new divers. Our Kona scuba certification course is perfect for starting your scuba diving journey on the right fin. Once you’ve completed the PADI open water diver course with us you’ll be able to travel around the world to scuba dive or join us on one of our many amazing dive experiences like the manta ray night dive.


  • Age 18 and up
  • Able to Swim
  • Able to Speak and Understand English
  • Completed Medical Questionnaire
  • You MUST have medical coverage or dive accident insurance


  • Students 4:1

These ratios are set to provide the safest learning environment possible. While our safety standards are stricter than the industry standards with the added benefit of having a smaller, more exclusive, class size.

What is included?

  • Free Premium Gear Rental
  • 10% Student Discount for Mask, Snorkel, Fins
  • Confined water day
  • 4 Open Water Dives

Questions? Call us at (808)324-4668 or e-mail [email protected]!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Process?

Your scuba diving journey begins from the comfort of your home. With our direction you’ll sign up for e-learning and begin the education process. After eLearning is complete you’ll be ready to take the plunge. Once you join us in beautiful Kona, Hawaii we’ll get you familiar with your scuba equipment and take you to a confined water session where you’ll learn how to use the gear and practice some of the important skills needed to become a competent and safe scuba diver. Next, you’ll join us for either 2 boat or shore dives where we’ll show you the finer points of gearing up, buddy checks, and how to get in and out of the water. After 2 dives and some skills practice you’ll have the night off. The final day of the course will take place on the Honu One our 46′ custom dive boat. This is your chance to experience how great diving from Hawaii’s best dive boat can be.

How to complete a PADI Open Water Certification Course

  1. Book your course online with us
  2. Complete the e-learning 5-10 hours
  3. Fly to Kona
  4. Join us at Kona Honu Divers for a confined water session
  5. Complete your first 2 dives from shore or boat
  6. Complete your last 2 dives from our boat
  7. Congratulations you’re now certified!

Why Get Scuba Certified in Hawaii

Hawaii’s warm waters, and easy diving aren’t the only reasons divers choose Kona to learn to scuba dive. Kona, versus the other Hawaiian Islands has a lot going for it. Kona has some of the best diving in Hawaii. We have some of the calmest waters, best visibility, and warmest temperatures among all of the islands. We also have fantastic reefs and easy shallow diving. Going from shore can be a bit of a challenge but is still possible and boat diving is both easy and will take you right to all of the best spots to avoid the swell.

Another great reason to chose Kona over other diving destinations is our world famous manta ray night dive. This is one of the most unique dive experiences you will ever encounter and it’s only available here in Kona, Hawaii!

How Long Does it take to Get Scuba Certified?

It can take as little as 4 days to complete the PADI Open Water Diver certification course.

Day 1 – 5-10 Hours of E-learning classroom

Day 2 – 7 Hours of Confined water including gear introduction

Day 3 – 2 Open Water Dives, approximately 5 hours

Day 4 – 2 Open Water Dives, approximately 5 hours