Aloha and welcome to South Kona Scuba, South Kona's only dive shop and air fill station. Located in the Kona Boys building on Mamalahoa Hwy, In Kealakekua, we offer a wide variety of scuba diving gear, apparel and services. We offer a full line of scuba rental gear, as well as both new and used dive gear for sale. We have great prices on wetsuits, BCDs and Masks. South Kona Scuba can accommodate one on one dive tours of the beautiful South Kona scuba spot, Honaunau Bay, as well as specialty night dives and snorkeling trips. Manta dives are always a favorite and these gentle giants are best observed when scuba diving. We offer all levels of scuba certification through SDI (Scuba Diving International), specializing in first timers and beginners. So feel free to navigate the site and discover what South Kona Scuba is all about!
The Only Hawaiian Owned and Operated Dive Shop on the Island
Check out our Scuba Diving Forum and online store, where you can find a variety of Scuba diving apparel and South Kona Scuba souvenirs. Check out the Calendar to see when we have Scuba Lessons, Scuba Tours or Scuba Classes going on. Give us a call or email us and set up your own Scuba adventure.
|Introduction Course $119.99|
| 2 Tank Scuba Tour $99.00|
|Manta Dive $84.99|
| Certification Course $449.00|
| Dive Hawaiian Style with South Kona Scuba|
South Kona Scuba offers a different style of diving. We promote a Hawaiian Style- slower, easier and more enjoyable. We don't believe in diving with giant groups or strangers. Dive with Family, Dive with friends. South Kona Scuba is a great dive buddy. See the difference when you dive Hawaiian style.
We have all sorts of Hawaiian dive adventures and educational scuba programs- explore South Kona Scuba
Mantas, Mantas.... and more MANTAS!
Many divers travel to Kona, Hawaii, just to scuba dive with Manta rays, and let us tell you that if you haven't experienced this breath taking ocean ballet, then you're missing out big time! Certified Scuba divers have NO Excuses! This is one of the must do Big Island activities. Don't worry about the inconvenience of a dive boat or large, messy scuba diving group- let South Kona Scuba show you the intimate side of the Mantas. Dive with an Instructor and dive master that you can meet and feel equal with. This is YOUR dive. Don't let a large group ruin it. Call South Kona Scuba Now for more information and schedules. (808) 322-5012
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| Quick Facts on Kona Hawaii: |
Kona is the name of a moku or district on the island of Hawaii in the State of Hawaii. In the current system of administration of Hawaii County, the moku of Kona is divided into North Kona District (Kona ‘Akau) and South Kona District (Kona Hema). The term "Kona" is also used to refer to its largest town, Kailua-Kona. Other towns in Kona include Kealakekua and Honalo.
In the Hawaiian language, kona means leeward or dry side of the island, as opposed to ko‘olau which means windward or the wet side of the island. In Hawaii, the Pacific anticyclone provides moist prevailing northeasterly winds to the Hawaiian islands, resulting in rain when the winds contact the windward landmass of the islands - the winds lose their moisture and travel on to the leeward (or kona) side of the island. Kona has cognates with the same meaning in other Polynesian languages.
Prior to the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1778, Kona was the name of the leeward district on each major island.
The volcanic slopes of Mount Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the Kona district provide an ideal microclimate for growing coffee. Kona coffee is considered one of the premium specialty coffees of the world.Kona is perhaps best known as the home of the world-famous Ironman Triathlon World Championship held each year in October in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and is broadcast worldwide.
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South Kona Scuba is family owned and operated, by Tim, James and Greg. Kailua Kona, Hawaii is their home and favorite location in the world. Living in Kona, Hawaii has afforded them the opertunity to learn and master scuba diving Hawaiian style. Hawaii has its own ways, culture and even slang. Scuba diving in Hawaii is a different experience and should be approched different. Don't come to Hawaii and end up scuba diving on a crowded boat with strangers- come to Hawaii and scuba dive with people you will learn to trust and appreciate. South Kona Scuba is the ultimate Hawaii Diving Experience.