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
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
The staff are very friendly, the dive masters are knowledgeable, accommodating and patient with first time salt water divers.
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
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
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
Aloha and thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your excursion with us. And hope to see you back again!