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Discover Scuba Introductory Dive

Try SCUBA diving without the full time and cost of certification!

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Not certified, but still want to see Kona’s amazing underwater world? Join us for an introductory dive! Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) gives you the opportunity to go diving and see “what the fuss is all about.”

After completing some quick online coursework prior to your charter, a qualified instructor will give you a comprehensive briefing on the most important aspects of diving. After your briefing and practicing a few basic scuba skills, you get to dive in the ocean under the direct supervision of your instructor!

Takes place on the same boat and at the same dive sites that our certified divers are going to but you’ll have your own private guide. Perfect for non-certified people who want to join their certified friends and family!

Discovery Scuba Diving participants are limited to a maximum depth of 40 ft., but in Kona there’s a lot to see in that depth range! It’s not unusual for participants to see colorful tropical fish, eels, turtles, octopus- sometimes even sharks and dolphins! It’s a fantastic way to experience the joys of diving and determine if it’s something you’d like to pursue. Most people enjoy it so much they continue on to certification!


All the equipment you need for scuba diving (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins, tanks, weights)

A private instructor (maximum two students per instructor. For students under the age of 12, one instructor per student)

Snacks are served between dives (including our famous homemade brownies!) and a variety of hot and cold beverages are available. Our boat includes a mixture of sun and shade and a hot freshwater shower to rinse off after diving.

Bring with You

Swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, hat, rash guard, refillable water bottle, hair ties, reef-safe sunscreen and anything else you need for a fun day in the ocean.


  • Must be at least 10 years old.
  • Participants should be comfortable in the ocean and must be able to confidently swim and float without the assistance of a floatation device. Prior snorkeling experience strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • Each participant must be able to comfortably speak, read and understand English.

Before You Book

  • Participants will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and, in some cases, get a doctor’s approval in writing before participating.
  • In some cases, sea sickness is a concern. Please consider taking a sea sickness preventative prior to and on your dive day.

The DSD program is not a certification course but is a great first step on the path toward certification.


Scuba diving is an extreme sport and restrictions must be adhered to before, during and after to mitigate potential health risks. Post-diving, this includes flying, going to altitude, freediving and other activities that could contribute to Decompression Sickness.