Private Charter

Waimea, Hawaii
Duration: 4-5 hours
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Private Charter

We find we can deliver the best experience by picking which sites we visit once we are out of the harbor. Kohala Coast water conditions are ever-changing, and the crew will make their site choice by the best visibility, the calmest waters, and variety for our repeat dive guests. All the sites we visit have something great to offer every diver’s experience level and snorkelers as well.

Join us for a luxurious valet dive charter where we take care of the details of your dive day for you. Our dive guides like to take it slow underwater so that you have a relaxing time and can enjoy the scenery while also having eco-respectful interactions with creatures big and small.


  • Private charters include catered boat snacks, beverages, dive guides, and all needed dive and snorkel equipment
  • Amenities include: 2 Heated showers, a Private head (That’s a bathroom for you land lovers), 2 easy boarding ladders, a Freshwater rinse tank with table for cameras, and an Extensive marine life library
  • You decide how the day goes. Dive, Snorkel, or Whale Watch (seasonal). What a great way to celebrate a special occasion or just to take friends and family on a memorable ocean experience
  • Snacks and beverages included
  • Namaka (our vessel) can accommodate up to 36 passengers
  • Snorkelers and ride-along are welcome and are often entertained by passing dolphins or great whale activity
  • You will be asked if you would like to be picked up upon booking


  • Recommended for up to 24 divers and/ or snorkelers

What To Bring

  • A towel and sense of adventure!

Health and Safety

  • Divers must be able to speak, read, and understand English. Due to the important information given by the crew, this is necessary for safety.
  • Participants will be required to complete a medical waiver.

Additional Information 

  • Looking for a shorter experience? We also offer a 2.5-Hour Afternoon Dive and Snorkel Cruise: $2,000. Ask booking agent for more information!
  • Looking for a sunset experience? We also offer a 2.5-Hour Private Sunset Tour: $2,500. Ask booking agent for more information!

Cancelation Policy

  • We require 48-hour advance notice on any cancellation. There is a full charge on any cancellation made less than 24 hours before your scheduled charter for any reason
  • Dive and Travel insurance is Highly recommended!! Things happen out of your control. We have a very generous cancellation policy of 24 hours prior to trip check-in. Due to strict crewing, This 24-hour policy will be enforced for any cancellations made inside of this. DAN offers very reasonable travel and dive-specific policies


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Time of Day

Morning (6am-12pm)

Operator Highlights

PADI Dive Center

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Primary Location

Kawaihae Harbor (Waimea, Hawaii)

Vessel Type

46 foot – Newton Luxury Dive Boat

Operator Details

Meet Kohala Divers

Kohala Divers welcomes you to the beautiful, uncrowded Kohala Coast. Join us on our spacious dive boat Namaka, custom built with divers’ needs in mind. Namaka is named after a Hawaiian ocean goddess, and she delivers the royal treatment to all on board. With spacious decks and multiple seating and viewing areas, you have plenty of room to spread out and be in your own world at sea.

The Kohala Coast has the least rainfall on Hawaii Island, which leads to spectacularly clear waters. As the oldest part of the island, the reef has had time to develop into interesting ledges, arches, lava tubes, and tunnels teeming with sea life to explore. From the tiniest nudibranchs and invertebrates to large mantas, dolphins, turtles, reef sharks, and even seasonal humpback whales, our selection of over 20 sites boasts all the best diving Big Island has to offer.

What makes Kohala Divers really stand out is the amazing crew. Our crew loves diving, and they love sharing the ocean’s wonders with others. Group sizes are kept small and personal. Diving is never rushed, and we expertly cater to all levels of dive experience. Whether you are an experienced diver who dives globally or you are doing your first dive with us, you will leave with amazing memories and new friends!

The Kohala Divers team has over 30 years of experience on the Kohala Coast and is a recognized 5-star PADI facility.

Join us for a boat excursion, PADI class in our private pool, or let us get you outfitted with high-quality dive or snorkel gear to rent or buy to explore on your own. Our full-service dive center is fully equipped to meet all your dive, snorkel, and beach day needs on the big island.

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