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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.