DIVE CHARTERS

Dive and Snorkel Trips for All

Charters On Namaka

All charters include tanks and weights

Namaka means Hawaiian ocean goddess and she delivers a royal treatment experience to all on board. With spacious decks and multiple seating and viewing areas you have plenty of room to spread out and be in your own world at sea.

What makes Kohala Divers really stand out is the amazing crew. Our crew loves diving and they love sharing the oceans wonders with others. Group sizes are kept small and personal. Diving is never rushed. All levels of dive experience are expertly catered to. Whether you are an experienced diver with dives globally or doing your first dive with us you will leave your day with amazing memories and new friends!! The Kohala Divers team has over 30 Years of experience on the Kohala Coast and is a recognized 5 star PADI facility.

Amenities:

  • Two heated freshwater showers

  • Private head (that’s a toilet for you land lovers)

  • Two easy boarding ladders

  • Freshwater rinse tank and table for cameras

  • Upper and lower deck seating

  • Extensive marine life library

  • Snacks and beverages included

  • An eager crew to assist with all gear donning and entry/exits

Dive Packages & Discounts:

Book with us on three or more charters and get 10% off all of your diving. All dives after completing open water certification with us are 10% off.

 

Certified Divers:

*Divers are required to bring their certification card. If you can’t find your card please call us in advance to do a search online for your card. Divers without a certification card will be required to do a discover course or join as a snorkeler. 

*Divers must be able to speak, read and understand English. Due to the important information given by crew this is necessary for safety.

*Divers with a rating below OW level such as scuba divers or JR open water divers limited to a 40’ dive depth are welcome to join the charter at the price listed  for their level. The higher price is to ensure proper crewing with stricter guiding limits. 

*Certified divers that have not dove in over a year are strongly encouraged to take a refresher course in the pool before their dive day. We also offer an option of a private guide which can serve as a great refresher option.

Reservations & Cancelation Policy:

Call ahead to make reservations at (808) 882-7774. We will need a credit card to hold your reservation. We require 48 hour advance notice on any cancellation. There is a full charge on any cancellation made less than 24 hours before your scheduled charter.
 

Daily 2 Tank Dive Trip - 7:30AM

This is our most popular charter. Conditions are generally calmest in the morning.

We choose from a huge variety of sites daily so this trip is a different adventure everyday.

Enjoy an hour surface interval between sites with snacks and site seeing, return to dock between approximately 12:30 and 1 p.m.

 

Dive Group

No more than 6 certified divers led by experienced Divemaster $159

• PADI Scuba Diver

(Limited to 40 ft) or JR Certified 10 -11 years old. 4 or less per group $229

 

• Photography Diver

A group of 4 or less focusing on finding and photographing fish and macro critters. Less terrain is covered to allow more time for great shots.  Bring your own camera or rent ours.  $229

 

• Private Guide

Includes one diver with their own dedicated dive guide. Why book a private guide?  $425 

*Requires Certification. Please provide proof of certification at check-in.

1 Tank Afternoon Dive

If you are short on time, not a morning person or here on business, our 1 tank afternoon dive might be just the trip for you. Visit one of our favorite dive sites which will vary daily based on conditions. Same great service and crew. It will leave you wanting to come back for more!

 

• Dive Group

No more than 6 certified divers led by experienced Divemaster $134

 

• PADI Scuba Diver

(Limited to 40 ft) or JR Certified 10 -11 years old  $175

 

• Private Guide

Includes one diver with their own dedicated dive guide. Why book a private guide? $325

*Requires Certification. Please provide proof of certification at check-in.

2 Tank Afternoon / Night Dive Trip

We start with a twilight dive and watch as the daytime shift scurries around and traffic-jams with others that are getting ready to call it a day. After a surface interval, we return to see the different world the ocean becomes in darkness! Starting between 3:30 and 4:30pm seasonally. Small groups of 4 divers per guide. (By request or check our calendar for upcoming scheduled full moon night dives!) *Requires Certification. Please provide proof of certification at check-in.

$229

1 Tank Night Dive

All the fun of night time exploration in one dive excursion. (Times vary seasonally) *Requires Certification. Please provide proof of certification at check-in.

$169

Snorkel or Ride Along

(includes equipment)
A really great way to get out on the boat and get lots of time in the water! Dolphins are commonly sighted along with seasonal Humpback whales (Dec-May). Join us on any charter.

$90

Seasonal Whale Watching

The Kohala Coast is THE spot for whale watching as they are breeding and birthing in the many shallow bays. This show is spectacular and not to be missed! Call for availability from January to May.

$100

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Private Charters

Namaka can be chartered privately with captain, crew, and all amenities, equipment and guides included.

 

5 Hour Morning Dive Snorkel Cruise $3500

2 1/2 Hour Afternoon Dive Snorkel Cruise $2000

Sunset Cruise $2500

Ash Scatter - Call for options

 

Have an idea for a private charter on Namaka? Contact us and let us help put it together for you. We can recommend caterers, florist, musicians and more to make your day unforgettable. See what some other guests have done on Namaka in this photo gallery.

 

Private Guide

PRICE $325 to $425 (includes one diver)

It may be a great idea to have a private guide if you:

  • Want a customized tour of the site at your experience level (advanced or beginner)

  • Want to do a dive focusing only on 1 type of photography (Ex.  Macro, new camera settings)

  • Need to refresh your dive skills and work on buoyancy and proper weighting or just want more one on one personal attention

  • Send a diver who is under 18 without a parent or guardian

  • Have limitations that set your dive ability at stricter limits than traditional dives

Manta Ray Night Dive

 

The Kona Kohala Coast is well known for its healthy population of manta rays. The mantas have been tracked extensively and it has been found that they travel mainly up and down the coast as far north as Black point. They are known to feed at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel as well as “manta heaven” and “manta village” both in Kailua Kona. Because of their constant need to swim and feed, mantas can be seen anywhere along the coast day or night. The most consistent place to watch their night time feeding behavior is in the Kona area. The site that is used to observe their feeding behavior is a bit too far south to be in the Kohala Diver range. If you would like to experience this dive, we are happy to arrange a boat for you and set everything up. Please inquire if you would like to add the manta experience to your dive package. 

 

Boat-Charter Gear:

 

Our $42 Scuba-Combo rental package includes your BC, regulator, mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit.

 

Nitrox:

We offer Nitrox for $16 per tank on any charter.

 

SEA LIFE Camera Rentals:

Rent a digital underwater camera with a strobe and take home a CD of your own pictures! $45

 

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Tipping:

 

The dive instructors and boat crew do rely on tips to supplement their income. Working on a scuba boat requires investing in extensive and expensive training, equipment and insurance. In the tourism business, retail prices don’t leave a lot left to pay more than subsistence income for instructors and boat crew. Please support the highly trained staff so they can continue to provide a safe and outstanding scuba dive experience on the Big Island. Here is a basic, industry-wide guideline for tipping: http://gohawaii.about.com/od/traveltips/a/tipping-in-hawaii.htm

 

"I loved every minute diving with these guys"