Kona’s Famous Black Water Dive

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours
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Kona’s Famous Black Water Dive

Feeling adventurous? Join this crew favorite as we drift dive at night through the open ocean in water over a mile deep! We’re here to observe one of the largest migrations in the world, which happens every night off the Kona Coast of the Big Island, Hawaii! Witness pelagic organisms as well as larval creatures as they venture out of deep water toward the surface at night to feed. Every night is truly different, and we never know what kinds of exotic critters will show up, but it could be anything from the bottom of the food chain to the top. What you can depend on is this being like no dive you’ve ever done before!


  • Pricing starting at $229 / Seasonal pricing starting at $249
  • Check-in times vary seasonally: 8 pm, 8:30 pm, or 9 pm guest check-in, launch 1/2 hour later, return to the harbor around 2.5 hours after check-in
  • We provide Expert Local Guides, Sea Life Education, Snacks, Drinks, Scuba Tanks, Dive Weights, Dive Lights, Memories, Astonishment, Inspiration


  • Proof of certification
  • At least 50 logged dives
  • Advanced Open Water Certification preferred
  • Recent dive experience preferred
  • Must be able to speak and understand English (so that we can convey safety information)
  • Minors (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age requirement: 10 years old
  • If you have a 10 or 11-year-old diver in your party, we require that you reserve a private guide so that we can provide you the best possible experience

What To Bring 

  • Towels
  • A sense of adventure, and gratuity for your guides

Health & Safety 

  • SCUBA Divers should not fly or travel over 2000′ elevation within 24 hours after any dive
  • Certified Divers and snorkelers should monitor their own fitness and ensure that it meets the physical demands of these activities.  If you have any concerns, consult a physician.

Additional Information 

  • Nitrox E-Learning and Instruction (must complete eLearning before instruction): $285
  • GoPro Rental: $49
  • Private Guide: $299 / Seasonal Private Guide starts at: $399

Cancellation Policy

  • All reservations cancelled with at least 48 hours’ notice will not be charged
  • Reservations cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged the full cost of the charter, unless Aquatic Life Divers is able to fill the seat(s) on the boat


Additional Information: Kona’s Famous Black Water Dive

Booking Times

8 PM



Operator Highlights

PADI Dive Boats, Scuba Education, Snorkeling, Wildlife Encounters, Conservation, PADI Discover Scuba (Intro Dive)

Time of Day

Evening (5pm-12am)

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