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We love Scuba Diving Hawaii so we are thrilled to offer Hawaiian Diving Stories. Each episode features some of our favorite divers telling their best diving stories. Our stories feature manta rays, tiger sharks, whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, rare fish, octopus, and more. First hand accounts from the divers who lived the stories. We are a dive operation located in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii: Kona Honu Divers. We have the best crew on the island and they have many diving stories to share. We often meet guests on our boat with their own scuba diving stories to share. If you like hearing scuba stories or are just interested in Hawaiian ocean life, this diving podcast is for you!

Latest Episodes

8. Scuba Diving with Dolphins on the Kona Coast of Hawaii

Kevin Stewart talks about diving with dolphins along the Kona coasts off the Big Island of Hawaii. Kevin has traveled and dived all over the world and according to him, Kona is the best place in the world to scuba dive with wild dolphins. In this episode, Kevin gives tips about diving with wild dolphins and shares what a typical experience is like.Kevin works for Kona Honu Divers and is a travel guru, Padi Staff Instructor, SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor, and NAUI Instructor. Kevin and his wife became scuba instructors in Thailand, traveled and taught diving around the world together including Thailand, Virgin Islands, and the Florida Keys. They settled in Kona, Hawaii. Kevin teaches both PADI, NAUI, and SSI dive courses and would love to take you on your very first underwater experience. He has logged more than 3000 discover scuba diving students! Kevin is the ultimate planner of dive trips often packing hiking, diving, and culinary classes into his tight but epic vacation itinerary. He is the ultimate adventure dive travel guru. Don't expect a day of rest with this guy!If you are interested in diving or snorkeling with manta rays in Kona Hawaii, please visit https://www.konahonudivers.com/

7 MIN4 d ago
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8. Scuba Diving with Dolphins on the Kona Coast of Hawaii

7. One Less Blainville Beaked Whale

Sandy Hammel tells an amazing Story that happened to her while guiding a Kona Hawaii Snorkeling Adventure. She and her guests saw a Blainville Beaked Whale slowly being consumed by sharks. Blainville Beaked Whales are an extremely rare site. Few photographs of these whales even exist. Sandy takes amazing scuba and free diving pictures and post them on her Instagram @sandyseabottomSandy has been working as a dive guide, scuba instructor, and free diving instructor for Kona Honu Divers for many years. Kona Honu Divers is one of many Kona Dive Shops, but it’s unique in that we offer the best scuba diving Hawaii has to offer. Our Kona Dive shop is packed with custom art designs that are unique to our dive shop and can be found nowhere else in the world! Scuba diving the big island can be daunting with so much area to cover. Kona Honu Divers makes it easy to find the best scuba diving kona has to offer.https://www.konahonudivers.com/

6 MIN1 w ago
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7. One Less Blainville Beaked Whale

6. The Harbor Seal's Mother Scuba Diving Story

Kendall Roberg is a Divemaster at Kona Honu Divers, the best dive shop in Kona, Hawaii. In his early diving days back in California, he had an interesting encounter with a Harbor Seal while scuba diving in Stillwater Cove at the Pebble Beach Golf Course.Kendall later moved to the Maui and then eventually the Big Island of Hawaii where he loves to shore dive in the clear waters of Kona.If you want to scuba dive on the Big Island of Hawaii. Be sure to check out Kona Honu Divers in Kona:www.konahonudivers.com

6 MIN3 w ago
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6. The Harbor Seal's Mother Scuba Diving Story

5. Freediving Off Shore with Dolphins and Sharks in Kona, Hawaii

Bryon Kay is the owner of Kona Honu Divers, a dive shop in Kona, Hawaii (also know as the Big Island). Today he describes the benefits of freediving, especially when diving with large animals like: pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, tiger sharks, & whale sharks off shore in the blue waters of Kona Hawaii. Freediving is a tool every scuba divers should add to their belt.Bryon started freediving after meeting his future wife at Honaunau (a popular dive site in South Kona, Hawaii). After a little bit of a rough start, Bryon learned to be an incredible freediver. Years later, he finds himself, wife, and young son in the blue water off the Kona Coast as tiger sharks and dolphins swim around them.Here is a link the YouTube Video of the tiger shark encounter he describes in this episode: https://youtu.be/avpqP8qGAycWhenever you are on the Big Island, be sure to check out Kona Honu Divers. Our dive shop is in Kona and we take our boat out day and night scuba diving with the incredible creat...

22 MINJUN 1
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5. Freediving Off Shore with Dolphins and Sharks in Kona, Hawaii

4. Octopus Encounter While Boat Diving Kona Hawaii

Mermaid Mo tells her story about encountering a special octopus while scuba diving with Kona Honu Divers in Kona, Hawaii. Mo loves diving in Hawaii and is a PADI Diving Instructor. She also works as a dive guide for both the two-tank day time reef diving charters and the Kona Manta Ray Night Dive with Kona Honu Divers.Mermaid Mo just graduated with a BS degree in Marine Science from University of Hawaii. She is very enthusiastic about marine life and just hosted two webinars which are now on YouTube. Be sure to check out her Seahorse Webinar: https://youtu.be/0Y3ZkMLdYmE and Marine Mammals webinar: https://youtu.be/udoOc_O-O-YIf you want to scuba dive on the Big Island of Hawaii. Be sure to check out Kona Honu Divers in Kona:www.konahonudivers.com

5 MINMAY 25
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4. Octopus Encounter While Boat Diving Kona Hawaii

2. Kona Hawaii Blackwater Scuba Diving Encounter

Sandy Hammel tells an amazing Scuba Diving Story that happened to her while guiding a Kona Hawaii Blackwater Dive. Lister to her tale of seeing the largest fish in the sea, at night, miles off shore. Sandy takes amazing scuba and free diving pictures and post them on her instragram @sandyseabottomBlackwater diving is a unique night dive which will take you miles offshore where you will hang, suspended from a 60ft tether, over 4000ft of water to watch open ocean, or pelagic, animals drift by. You'll have the opportunity to see animals ranging from perfectly clear larval fish and invertebrates to siphonophores, and even cephalopods out in the deep. If you want to observe something you have never seen before, this is the dive for you. Our divemasters are still surprised by new and exciting creatures in the deep.Sandyhas been working as a dive guide, scuba instructor, and free diving instructorfor Kona Honu Divers for many years. Kona Honu Divers is one of many Kona Dive Shops, but it’...

9 MINMAY 9
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2. Kona Hawaii Blackwater Scuba Diving Encounter

3. Manta Ray in Trouble Kona Hawaii Manta Night Dive

Kevin Stewart tells a tale of a manta ray needing human help (from a human caused problem) during the Kona Hawaii Manta Night Dive.The manta ray night dive and snorkel is an exhilaratingexperience that is unique to the Kona Coast and one of the top night dives and snorkels in the world. Divers leave from theHonokohau Harbor and cruise north along the coast up to Garden Eel Cove in Makako Bay.After nightfall, theyenter the water in the hopes to see these gentle giants perform their graceful underwater ballet.Kevin's story takes place while he was guideing a manta night dive.Kevin works for Kona Honu Divers and is a travel guru,Padi Staff Instructor, SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor, andNAUI Instructor.Kevin and his wifebecame scuba instructors in Thailand, traveled and taught diving around the world together including Thailand, Virgin Islands, and the Florida Keys. They settled in Kona, Hawaii.Kevin teaches both PADI, NAUI, and SSI dive courses and would love to take you on you...

10 MINMAY 9
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3. Manta Ray in Trouble Kona Hawaii Manta Night Dive

1. Scuba Diving Hawaii | Molokini Maui Manta

Ty Widhalm tells a story from his days working as a scuba dive guide on Molokini Crater of Maui, Hawaii. He witnesses an amazing national geographic moment of a manta becoming food for tiger sharks being lucky enough to be there at the exact moment of feeding. Ty grew up in scuba diving in Kona Hawaii and moved to Maui to work as a professional dive guide. Since then Ty has done over 3000 dives in Hawaii.Ty has been Scuba diving Hawaii since he was a teen. He has been working as a divemaster and boat captain for Kona Honu Divers for many years. Kona Honu Divers is one of many Kona Dive Shops, but it’s unique in that we offer the best scuba diving Hawaii has to offer. Our Kona Dive shop is packed with custom art designs that are unique to our dive shop and can be found nowhere else in the world! Scuba diving the big island can be daunting with so much area to cover. Kona Honu Divers makes it easy to find the best scuba diving kona has to offer.https://www.konahonudivers.com/#whydivehawaii #scubadivinghawaii #konadiving

8 MINMAY 6
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1. Scuba Diving Hawaii | Molokini Maui Manta
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Latest Episodes

8. Scuba Diving with Dolphins on the Kona Coast of Hawaii

Kevin Stewart talks about diving with dolphins along the Kona coasts off the Big Island of Hawaii. Kevin has traveled and dived all over the world and according to him, Kona is the best place in the world to scuba dive with wild dolphins. In this episode, Kevin gives tips about diving with wild dolphins and shares what a typical experience is like.Kevin works for Kona Honu Divers and is a travel guru, Padi Staff Instructor, SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor, and NAUI Instructor. Kevin and his wife became scuba instructors in Thailand, traveled and taught diving around the world together including Thailand, Virgin Islands, and the Florida Keys. They settled in Kona, Hawaii. Kevin teaches both PADI, NAUI, and SSI dive courses and would love to take you on your very first underwater experience. He has logged more than 3000 discover scuba diving students! Kevin is the ultimate planner of dive trips often packing hiking, diving, and culinary classes into his tight but epic vacation itinerary. He is the ultimate adventure dive travel guru. Don't expect a day of rest with this guy!If you are interested in diving or snorkeling with manta rays in Kona Hawaii, please visit https://www.konahonudivers.com/

7 MIN4 d ago
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8. Scuba Diving with Dolphins on the Kona Coast of Hawaii

7. One Less Blainville Beaked Whale

Sandy Hammel tells an amazing Story that happened to her while guiding a Kona Hawaii Snorkeling Adventure. She and her guests saw a Blainville Beaked Whale slowly being consumed by sharks. Blainville Beaked Whales are an extremely rare site. Few photographs of these whales even exist. Sandy takes amazing scuba and free diving pictures and post them on her Instagram @sandyseabottomSandy has been working as a dive guide, scuba instructor, and free diving instructor for Kona Honu Divers for many years. Kona Honu Divers is one of many Kona Dive Shops, but it’s unique in that we offer the best scuba diving Hawaii has to offer. Our Kona Dive shop is packed with custom art designs that are unique to our dive shop and can be found nowhere else in the world! Scuba diving the big island can be daunting with so much area to cover. Kona Honu Divers makes it easy to find the best scuba diving kona has to offer.https://www.konahonudivers.com/

6 MIN1 w ago
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7. One Less Blainville Beaked Whale

6. The Harbor Seal's Mother Scuba Diving Story

Kendall Roberg is a Divemaster at Kona Honu Divers, the best dive shop in Kona, Hawaii. In his early diving days back in California, he had an interesting encounter with a Harbor Seal while scuba diving in Stillwater Cove at the Pebble Beach Golf Course.Kendall later moved to the Maui and then eventually the Big Island of Hawaii where he loves to shore dive in the clear waters of Kona.If you want to scuba dive on the Big Island of Hawaii. Be sure to check out Kona Honu Divers in Kona:www.konahonudivers.com

6 MIN3 w ago
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6. The Harbor Seal's Mother Scuba Diving Story

5. Freediving Off Shore with Dolphins and Sharks in Kona, Hawaii

Bryon Kay is the owner of Kona Honu Divers, a dive shop in Kona, Hawaii (also know as the Big Island). Today he describes the benefits of freediving, especially when diving with large animals like: pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, tiger sharks, & whale sharks off shore in the blue waters of Kona Hawaii. Freediving is a tool every scuba divers should add to their belt.Bryon started freediving after meeting his future wife at Honaunau (a popular dive site in South Kona, Hawaii). After a little bit of a rough start, Bryon learned to be an incredible freediver. Years later, he finds himself, wife, and young son in the blue water off the Kona Coast as tiger sharks and dolphins swim around them.Here is a link the YouTube Video of the tiger shark encounter he describes in this episode: https://youtu.be/avpqP8qGAycWhenever you are on the Big Island, be sure to check out Kona Honu Divers. Our dive shop is in Kona and we take our boat out day and night scuba diving with the incredible creat...

22 MINJUN 1
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5. Freediving Off Shore with Dolphins and Sharks in Kona, Hawaii

4. Octopus Encounter While Boat Diving Kona Hawaii

Mermaid Mo tells her story about encountering a special octopus while scuba diving with Kona Honu Divers in Kona, Hawaii. Mo loves diving in Hawaii and is a PADI Diving Instructor. She also works as a dive guide for both the two-tank day time reef diving charters and the Kona Manta Ray Night Dive with Kona Honu Divers.Mermaid Mo just graduated with a BS degree in Marine Science from University of Hawaii. She is very enthusiastic about marine life and just hosted two webinars which are now on YouTube. Be sure to check out her Seahorse Webinar: https://youtu.be/0Y3ZkMLdYmE and Marine Mammals webinar: https://youtu.be/udoOc_O-O-YIf you want to scuba dive on the Big Island of Hawaii. Be sure to check out Kona Honu Divers in Kona:www.konahonudivers.com

5 MINMAY 25
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4. Octopus Encounter While Boat Diving Kona Hawaii

2. Kona Hawaii Blackwater Scuba Diving Encounter

Sandy Hammel tells an amazing Scuba Diving Story that happened to her while guiding a Kona Hawaii Blackwater Dive. Lister to her tale of seeing the largest fish in the sea, at night, miles off shore. Sandy takes amazing scuba and free diving pictures and post them on her instragram @sandyseabottomBlackwater diving is a unique night dive which will take you miles offshore where you will hang, suspended from a 60ft tether, over 4000ft of water to watch open ocean, or pelagic, animals drift by. You'll have the opportunity to see animals ranging from perfectly clear larval fish and invertebrates to siphonophores, and even cephalopods out in the deep. If you want to observe something you have never seen before, this is the dive for you. Our divemasters are still surprised by new and exciting creatures in the deep.Sandyhas been working as a dive guide, scuba instructor, and free diving instructorfor Kona Honu Divers for many years. Kona Honu Divers is one of many Kona Dive Shops, but it’...

9 MINMAY 9
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2. Kona Hawaii Blackwater Scuba Diving Encounter

3. Manta Ray in Trouble Kona Hawaii Manta Night Dive

Kevin Stewart tells a tale of a manta ray needing human help (from a human caused problem) during the Kona Hawaii Manta Night Dive.The manta ray night dive and snorkel is an exhilaratingexperience that is unique to the Kona Coast and one of the top night dives and snorkels in the world. Divers leave from theHonokohau Harbor and cruise north along the coast up to Garden Eel Cove in Makako Bay.After nightfall, theyenter the water in the hopes to see these gentle giants perform their graceful underwater ballet.Kevin's story takes place while he was guideing a manta night dive.Kevin works for Kona Honu Divers and is a travel guru,Padi Staff Instructor, SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor, andNAUI Instructor.Kevin and his wifebecame scuba instructors in Thailand, traveled and taught diving around the world together including Thailand, Virgin Islands, and the Florida Keys. They settled in Kona, Hawaii.Kevin teaches both PADI, NAUI, and SSI dive courses and would love to take you on you...

10 MINMAY 9
Comments
3. Manta Ray in Trouble Kona Hawaii Manta Night Dive

1. Scuba Diving Hawaii | Molokini Maui Manta

Ty Widhalm tells a story from his days working as a scuba dive guide on Molokini Crater of Maui, Hawaii. He witnesses an amazing national geographic moment of a manta becoming food for tiger sharks being lucky enough to be there at the exact moment of feeding. Ty grew up in scuba diving in Kona Hawaii and moved to Maui to work as a professional dive guide. Since then Ty has done over 3000 dives in Hawaii.Ty has been Scuba diving Hawaii since he was a teen. He has been working as a divemaster and boat captain for Kona Honu Divers for many years. Kona Honu Divers is one of many Kona Dive Shops, but it’s unique in that we offer the best scuba diving Hawaii has to offer. Our Kona Dive shop is packed with custom art designs that are unique to our dive shop and can be found nowhere else in the world! Scuba diving the big island can be daunting with so much area to cover. Kona Honu Divers makes it easy to find the best scuba diving kona has to offer.https://www.konahonudivers.com/#whydivehawaii #scubadivinghawaii #konadiving

8 MINMAY 6
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1. Scuba Diving Hawaii | Molokini Maui Manta
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