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About Hilo Ocean Adventures
Hilo Ocean Adventures is a family-friendly, safe, and exciting scuba diving store right in Hilo. With a strong commitment to fun, Hilo Ocean Adventures provides scuba certifications and dive tours in all the favorite shore spots- and more! We also have the only Dive/Snorkel boat in Hilo!! Whether to purchase some new gear, to fill a tank, or check the shore report, we can't wait to meet you!
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Tours and Tickets by Hilo Ocean Adventures
Tours from Hilo Ocean Adventures tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
Whale Watch Ocean Exploration
US$135.00 per adult
Beach Snorkel - Sea Turtle and Black Sand Lagoon
3 reviews
US$109.00 per adult
Hilo Bay Myths and Legends Zodiac Adventure
2 reviews
US$109.00 per adult
Stand Up Paddle Board Rental
US$45.00 per adult
Two Tank Dive For Certified Diver
3 reviews
US$139.00 per adult
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty bad choice for shore dives, very plain reef. Inexperienced divers made the whole group surface early and swim back to the shore from very far away. Second dive canceled, refund promised, but never done, they just ignore your calls and emails. The dive guide...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great day snorkeling with an excellent guide! Saw some turtles up close and a beautiful reef. Our guide made sure everyone was safe and comfortable. This was our favorite activity in Hilo.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Hilooceanadventures, Owner at Hilo Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha and thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with Hilo Ocean Adventures. The giant sea turtles of Hawaii are a highlight of the islands. We hope you visit us again on your next trip to Hilo!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of fun. Saw lots of fish, coral, and also got to swim with sea turtles... my only wish is that it was longer!More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Hilooceanadventures, Owner at Hilo Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha and thank you for the kind review! The giant sea turtles of Hilo seem to frequent our beaches and reefs often just down the street, located just a few miles from our shop and port of Hilo. I hope when you visit again you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hilo Ocean Adventures provided a friendly, informative and supportive scuba experience. My only issue was with the fit of the flippers, which fell off during the dive. So ensure that the fit is OK before the dive. Otherwise a great time in the water.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

There were 3 other divers for a shore dive at Richarson Beach Park with Bobby as dive master. We had a good dive, but a bit too much surge for me so I sort of fed the fishes. We had to surface beyond the surf...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

Our guide was an awesome local, who gave us some really insightful information. But with any whale watching tour, you run the risk of not seeing one (which we were prepared for). But unfortunatey, Hilo Bay isn't super breathtaking in views....so even if there aren't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Hilooceanadventures, Owner at Hilo Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha and mahalo for the review! Yes, as you noted the whales do sometimes have quiet days, and on infrequent occasions they are not sighted. The start of the season tends to be a bit more sleepy, as the mothers are just birthing their calves....More

Reviewed 9 December 2018

The staff are very friendly, the dive masters are knowledgeable, accommodating and patient with first time salt water divers.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

My wife and I occasionally get over to the Hilo side of the Big Island to go Scuba Diving, and Hilo Ocean Adventures is our always our choice when we do. Reservations are easy and convenient, and their staff is friendly and accommodating. On our...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

We rented snorkels on Maui, Kona and here. This was the most expensive, about double the other places. The woman behind the counter knew absolutely nothing about snorkels. There was another worker across the store, but she didn't call them over to answer our question....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

I was a walk in and the lady with a nice smile greeted me and was very accommodating. The boat captain was really pleasant and treated me like an old friend. Dorian was great! He made sure we are safe and at the same time...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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natalie s, Owner at Hilo Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Aloha and thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your excursion with us. And hope to see you back again!

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