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Check out creatures on our blackwater dive in Kona, Big Island, Hawaii.

Hannah B
July 2023

They were awesome! Dive master and captain were extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and safe. They answered all our questions (we were first time Blackwater divers) and made us feel extremely welcome and comfortable. The Dive Master, Noam, was able to give us our space but also be close enough and interact with us enough under the water that we always felt safe. He was able to point out interesting wildlife to all of us. The boat was clean and well stocked. Captain Kyle was confident which made us feel confident. Overall we felt very welcome, and the staff made our first Blackwater dive experience one to remember!

Konaʻs Famous Blackwater Dive

Feeling adventurous? Dive into the depths of the open ocean at night, over a mile deep, and join us as we witness one of the world's largest migrations, happening every night off the Kona Coast of the Big Island, Hawaii!

Experience pelagic organisms and larval creatures as they ascend from the deep to the surface at night for feeding. Each night brings a unique encounter with exotic critters, ranging from the bottom of the food chain to the top. One thing is for certain: this dive is unlike any other you've experienced!

Rates & Times

  • Seasonal pricing starts at $229 for certified divers, $259 during peak season.

  • If you book a manta charter on the same night, get 25% off your blackwater dive!

  • The duration of the experience is 2+ hours.

  • Guest check-in varies throughout the year, between 8:00 pm in the winter and 9:00 pm in the summer.

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  • Proof of certification (for divers).

  • Swimming ability (for those entering the water).

  • Proficiency in English (for safety communication).

  • Minors (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Minimum dive requirements: 50 logged dives, or complete a checkout dive with us prior

What We Provide

  • Memories, astonishment, inspiration

  • Expert local guides

  • Nocturnal pelagic life education

  • Snacks and drinks

  • Dive lights

  • Dive weights and air tanks included

  • Nitrox is $15/tank

  • Scuba equipment and GoPros available for rental

What To Bring

  • Towels

  • A sense of adventure

  • Gratuity for your guides

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