Jack’s Kama’aina Dive Program

Boat - Kea Nui

Scuba diving is the perfect way to add adventure to your life – especially when you live here in Hawaii.  The Kona Coast is a world-class diving destination with healthy coral reefs, underwater lava formations, and colorful reef fish.  The Jack’s Diving Locker Kama’aina Dive Program provides opportunities for full-time Big Island residents to explore this underwater playground.  For more information, call 329-7585 or stop by our shop.  Jack’s Diving Locker is located in the Coconut Grove Marketplace in Kailua-Kona next to Outback Steakhouse.

SCUBA NIGHT – TRY SCUBA for FREE: Want to try scuba before you sign up for the course?  Kama’ainas are encouraged to join us for Scuba Night to try scuba for FREE with one of our PADI professionals.  Last Saturday of the month.  Starts at 4pm. Registration required. Minimum age 12.  Call 329-7585.

2019 Scuba Night Schedule
Jan 26
Feb 23
March 30
April 27
May 25
June 29
July 27
August 31
Sept 28
October 26
November 30

KAMA’AINA OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE: Let the adventure begin!  This course includes shallow water skill dives and four open water dives from the shore and boat!  With certification, Open Water Divers can plan and conduct dives, rent or purchase scuba equipment, participate in dive charters and plan dive travel adventures!  Duration: 3 days.  Cost $350 plus tax & materials. (3 person minimum)   PADI eLearning $185.  Saturday, the next Saturday and Sunday.  Custom schedules available for 3 or more.  More details and dates.

KAMA’AINA ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE: Go deep diving , learn more about Hawaiian marine life, and dive with Manta Rays!  This course has so much to offer with 6 boat dives that include Skill Review, Underwater Naturalist, Deep, Underwater Navigation, Boat, and Night.   Prerequisite: Open Water Diver certification.  Duration: 3 days.  Cost $375 plus tax & rental gear.  (2 person minimum)  PADI eLearning $178.  Course materials $17.82 with student discount.  Saturday, Sunday & the following Saturday.  Custom schedules available for 3 or more.  More details about the Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

  • 2019 Kama’aina Advanced Open Water Schedule- 

Jan 26, Feb 2,3

Mar 30, April 6,7

Aug 3, 10, 11

Nov 23, 30, Dec 1


FIRST AID & CPR – EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE: This course covers first aid, CPR, and an intro to the AED.  No prerequisites, but his course is a prerequisite for the Rescue Diver course.  One day.  Cost $75 plus tax and materials.  (3 person minimum)  Custom schedules available for 3 or more.  More details about the Emergency First Response course.

  • 2019 EFR Schedule
    Sun, Feb 10
    Sun, April 14
    Sun, Aug 18
    Sun, Sept 29

KAMA’AINA RESCUE DIVER COURSE: Get ready for some serious fun!  Course includes rescue skill dives along with shore and boat rescue scenarios.  Prerequisites: EFR and Advanced certification.  Duration: 2 days.  Cost $275 plus tax & rental gear.  (2 person minimum)  PADI eLearning $184.  Course materials $42.08 with student discount. Offered Saturday & Sundays.  Custom schedules available for 3 or more.  More details about the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

  • 2019 Kama’aina Rescue Diver Schedule

Feb 16-17

April 20-21

Aug 24-25

Oct 5-6

KAMA’AINA FREEDIVER:   If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. Taking the PADI Freediver course is a great way to explore beneath the waves – without bubbles!   Duration: 2 days  Cost $395 plus tax, materials, & rental gear.  (2 person minimum)  PADI eLearning $70.  Freediver Course

September 14-15

JACK’S KAMA’AINA DIVE CLUB: Jack’s Kama’aina Dive Club is for Big Island full-time residents who want to add adventure and fun to their island lifestyle.  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.    Membership benefits include two Dive Club charters per month, half-price standby rate on regular charters, 10% off on retail, free T-shirt, and an invitation to annual VIP party and other events.  Membership fee $50 annually.  Dive Club Schedule.

SHORE DIVING RENTAL: Jack’s Diving Locker is well-stocked with rental gear with brand names such as Scuba Pro, Aqua Lung and more.  Equipment such as BCDs, regulators, wetuits, dive computers, cameras, dive float w/flag available.  24-hour tank rental includes unlimited fills!

TRAVEL the WORLD with JACK’S DIVING LOCKER: Join the Jack’s Diving Locker crew and friends with dive adventures outside of Hawaii in places like Palau/Truk, Philippines, Cuba and more! 

  • 2019 Dive Travel Schedule with Jack’s — COMING SOON! 

Maldives – Jan 2018
Saba – May 2018
Guadalupe/Cabo – Oct/Nov 2018

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