Kama'aina Dive Club

For Year-Round Big Island Residents

For Full-Time Big Island Residents!

Locals who want to add adventure to their lives while having fun with friends and family can join our Kama'aina Dive Club.  The Kona Coast offers infinite possibilities for exploration and adventure with healthy coral reefs, lava arches and caverns, and steep drop-offs.  The Hawaiian underwater world is full of brightly colored reef fish, majestic manta rays, sea turtles, octopus, sharks, dolphins, and more.  Join Jack’s Kama’aina Dive Club and create the experiences in your life that you will be talking about for years!

Jack's Diving Locker Events 2021

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Dive Club Membership Privileges

  • For certified divers and snorkelers of the Big Island of Hawaii

  • Dive Club boat trips at extremely discounted rates

  • Dive Club boat trips scheduled twice a month (most months)

  • Half price stand-by rate for regularly scheduled charters

  • $20 off reserved space for regularly scheduled charters

  • 10 Air Fills card for $10 when you join or renew your membership

  • Holiday Sales Event VIP Party Invitation

  • 10% off most regular priced merchandise

  • Free T-shirt with an annual membership (Jack’s basic logo shirt – OR $20 credit toward any Jack’s Logo wear)

  • FREE Try Nitrox on any Dive Club Trip (must be 12 years+, one-time special only)

Membership Requirements

For certified scuba divers (all levels) and snorkelers. Open to adults, teens, and families who live on the Big Island of Hawaii and can provide a Hawaii Driver’s license, Voter Registration Card or proof of local employment.  Annual membership dues $50 for 12 months. Family membership dues are $100 for 12 months for the first two people, and only $25 for 12 months for each additional family member sharing the same household.

Registration 

Register for Jack’s Kama’aina Dive Club register at the town shop in the Coconut Grove Marketplace. Divers will sign Jack’s Diving Locker certified diver waiver. Snorkelers will sign Jack’s Diving Locker snorkeler waiver.  Also, parent signatures required for participants less than 18 years old.

Club Stand-by Reservations

Jack’s Kama’aina Dive Club members are eligible to go on regularly scheduled daily Jack’s Diving Locker boat trips and only pay HALF PRICE with a stand-by reservation.  For morning trips, stand-by reservations can be confirmed starting at 4 pm the night before the trip.  For evening trips (manta or Pelagic Magic), stand-by reservations can be confirmed starting at noon on the day of the trip.  Sometimes it gets busy in the shop, so feel free to call in at those times to check on your status.

Scheduled Club Trips

These trips are scheduled specifically for Club Members.  If space is available, your friends are welcome to come, but they will be charged full price for their spot on the boat.  We also reserve the right to open up available spaces to regular paying guests, as the trip approaches if there aren’t enough Club Members to fill the boat.

  • PADI Instructors and Divemasters are available to guide scuba divers.

  • Adult buddy teams may conduct a self-guided tour while practicing safe recreational diving guidelines.

  • Snorkelers welcome on boat charters, self-guided.  Junior Snorkelers must be accompanied by an adult snorkeler.

  • Junior Divers must go with a professional guide.  Ages 10-11 must be accompanied on the boat by a parent or guardian.

Club dives are scheduled Saturday, Sunday and Monday of every month. (This is subject to change)  

Please note: Due to  lower COVID boat numbers, we are setting our Club Trip Confirmed spots on Classic 2-Tank dives to 4 club spots.  You can, as always, put yourself on a club standby spot if the Club Trip Confirmed spots are full!

Club Scheduled Group Trip Costs

On October 1, 2020 our scheduled Club Group Trip costs will be changing.  Cost will be a blanketed 40% off of our marketed trip cost.  New trip cost will be noted in parenthesis next to the trip.

For Divers:

  • 2 Tank Day Dive Trip $93

  • 2 Tank Night Reef or Manta Ray Dive Trip $105 

  • 1 Tank Night Manta Dive $81

  • 2 Tank Advanced Local Range Dive Trip $117

  • 2 Tank Advanced Long Range Dive Trip $147 *Minimum of 6 Divers* 

  • 1 Tank Pelagic Magic Boat Trip $105 *Minimum of 4 Divers* 

  •  *NEW* Blue Water Snorkel $105 *Minimum of 6 Snorkelers* 

  • Gear Included: Air tanks, weights, light for night dive

  • Diver Provides: BCD, regulator, wetsuit, MSF, timing device such as a dive computer (recommended) or dive watch.

  • Boat rental gear available

  • Nitrox tanks available

For Snorkelers:

  • Morning Dive Club Boat trips $65

  • Equipment Included: Mask/snorkel/fins and wetsuit.

 

Kama'aina Scuba Course Schedule

 

PADI Open Water Course

$200 off regular course rate with firm 3 person minimum or 2 person minimum with private fees (Private fees are and additional $300/per day). This is a 3 day course; typically Saturday, then next Saturday and Sunday.

2021 Scheduled Dates

  • March 20 (pool); March 27 (ocean); March 28 (ocean)

  • April 10 (pool); April 17 (ocean); April 18 (ocean)

  • May 8 (pool); May 15 (ocean); May 16 (ocean)

  • June 5 (pool); June 6 (ocean); June 12 (ocean)

  • August 7 (pool); August 14 (ocean); August 15 (ocean)

  • September 11 (pool); September 18 (ocean); September 19 (ocean)

  • More dates TBD

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

$100 off regular course rate. This is a 3 day course; typically Saturday and Sunday, then the next Saturday. Custom schedules available for 3 or more.  Or join any existing Advanced Class as a 3rd person!

2021 Schedule Dates

  • April 10 (Classic); April 11 (Manta); April 17 (Classic)

  • Check back or call for more dates

PADI Rescue Diver Course

$100 off regular course rate. This is a 2 day course; typically Saturday and Sunday.

2021 Schedule Dates

  • April 13 - 14

  • April 18 - 19

  • Check back or call for more dates

Reservations & Cancellations

Please call 808-329-7585 locally to make your reservation.  You may reserve your spot up to one month prior to the trip (so new members have a chance to sign up, too). Cancellations made outside 24 hours, no penalty. Cancellations made within 24 hours, participant charged in full for space, and stand-by pass will be issued.