Kona Honu Divers an eco-friendly business
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PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

Kona Honu Divers is dedicated to providing you with eco-friendly adventures and an eco-friendly dive shop.  The steps we have taken to decrease our impact include:

  • Regularly contribute to a variety of conservation organizations
  • We match your contribution to conservation efforts 
  • We are a Manta Ray Greenlist Activity Provider
  • Recycling 
  • The dive shop and compressor are powered by solar energy
  • Lights in the shop are LED and CFL's
  • Dive lights are LED and rechargeable
  • LED re-usable glow sticks to reduce plastic waste
  • No plastic shopping bags
  • Reusable shopping bags available for purchase (they also make great travel beach bags) made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles
  • Many of our shirts are made from recycled plastic
  • Digital liability waivers reduce paper waste
  • Filtered water & compostable cups on the boat (no plastic, bottle or can waste)
  • Encourage the use of and sell re-usable water bottles with locally designed engravings.
  • Donate to the Malama Kai Foundation to keep the moorings maintained
  • Sell and encourage the use of reef safe sunscreen like Stream2Sea
  • Host regular underwater & beach clean ups
  • We are a part of Project Aware's Adopt a Dive Site program and have adopted 2 dive sites to take care of and maintain.
  • Guests have the option to offset their carbon footprint by making an additional donation to Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods.
  • Regularly host a variety of speakers that educate and inform.





Donations to causes we love

In the first quarter of 2017, with your help, we donated over $5000 to Hawaii Ocean Watch, a 501 (c)(3) organization.

The 2nd Annual Underwater Shootout (May 12-15th, 2017) raised $350 for the Malama Kai Foundation.

In the second quarter of 2017, with your help, we donated nearly $3000 to the Malama Kai Foundation.

In the third quarter of 2017, we purchased a trailer for the Large Whale Entanglement and Response Team's boat AND donated over $1400 to Hawai'i Uncharted Research Collective. 

In the fourth quarter of 2017, we donated a Sea Life camera to Kohanaiki 'Ohana, a 501c non-profit, dedicated to stewardship programs protecting our reef ecosystems.  The camera will help document the baseline studies. 
We donated $2445 to the Kona Surfrider Foundation to help them purchase a water quality testing kit.

In the first quarter of 2018, we donated $2840 to Hawaii Wildlife Fund.  HAWAI'I WILDLIFE FUND (HWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii's native wildlife through research, education, and advocacy.

100% of the profits, $2000, from the 3rd Annual 2018 Kona Underwater Shootout was donated to the Malama Kai Foundation.

In the second quarter of 2018, we donated $3000 to Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is a registered 501(c)3 with the mission of inspiring local communities to care for their coastlines through hands-on beach cleanups.

In the third quarter of 2018,  $2400 was donated to the Malama Kai Foundation.  

In the fourth quarter of 2018, we donated $2600 to the Coral Reef Alliance.  One of their projects in Hawaii is centered in the Puako community working on tracing the movement of wastewater from cesspools into the ocean.

We hosted a Paint & Sip in March 2019 to benefit the Malama Kai Foundation and raised over $800!
The 4th Kona Underwater Shootout raised over $1000 for the Malama Kai Foundation.