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Meet Hale Kai, our beloved dive boat! Custom built in Hawaiian waters as a dive platform, Hale Kai is an exceptionally comfortable and well laid out vessel. At 34 feet in length with a 12 foot beam, she’s not too big, not too small, but just right! As a U.S. Coast Guard documented and inspected vessel we carry a full compliment of required safety equipment as well as O2 and AED all of which our crew is trained to use.

Plenty of shade in the cabin area as well up on the top deck with the Captain means you won’t have to worry about sunburn. Or you can layer on your protective sun wear and soak up the rays on the padded front bench as we cruise from sight to sight looking for dolphins (or other kinds of “phins”).

A hot freshwater shower (you heard me!), a marine head, two well designed ladders, loads of dry storage and bountiful snacks and beverages are just a sampling of the amenities you’ll find on board.







Meet `Imi Kai, Kona Diving Company’s new addition! In Hawaiian, `Imi Kai means ‘ocean seeker’ and with this quick 6 passenger boat, Kona Diving Company’s crew can now take guests on different kinds of dives and to sites further away than our local offerings. Exploration dives, drift dives, night reef dives, one-way dives, as well as mid and long-range dive days, are among the options for adventure trips on `Imi Kai. Seats are limited to 6 divers.

Equipped with hot water shower, padded seating under a generous shade cover and all of the same snacks and beverages as Hale Kai, `Imi Kai is about as comfortable as a small boat can be. A fast ride to adventure awaits you on `Imi Kai!


First day of diving should always be done on Hale Kai prior to `Imi Kai dive days.

While we don’t require a minimum number of dives or level of certification, the dives on `Imi Kai tend to be more advanced. Divers should be capable of holding safety stops in blue water and free descents, while managing proper buoyancy control throughout the depth range

Nitrox is strongly suggested and may be required for some charters.  If you are not Nitrox certified, ask us to arrange an intro to Nitrox with an instructor on board – better yet, let us help you get certified!


Things to note:

Unlike Hale Kai, `Imi Kai does not have a marine head.

`Imi Kai is a faster and wetter ride that Hale Kai and we’ll ask that each diver remain comfortably seated while we are under way.

`Imi Kai has a wet camera bucket and plenty of space for essentials (even some dry storage). We recommend that you bring a dry bag and ask that you leave any large gear bags in your car.