Any dive shops still got OW courses?

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Antshill

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Seems the island has a major shortage on dive instructors. Most sites advertise course but upon calling theyre not offering them. Does anyone know any dive shops that actually have availability?

Kona Dive Company
Torpedo Tours

Both dont have instructors.

Thanks!
 

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you try the other usual suspects like kona honu and jack's already? do you need a particular agency to finish your referral checkouts?
 

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So this is for a friend of mine who is spending about 4-5 more weeks on Big Island. I don't believe she is island hopping. I've been nudging her to get OW certified because as you all know - its out of this world and what better place to do it than BI with a Manta Ray dive thats usually on most diver's bucket lists.

So I believe for now - we're looking for BI options - I can ask her who else she's called. I personally vouch for Kona Dive Co - which I believe I found from this board as well - but they just dont have instructors - just like Torpedo.
 

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Kohala Divers was doing a class when I was there in February. Also can try Blue Wilderness or if in the Hilo area try Bill at Nautilus Dive Center.
 

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Thanks for the heads up! I've sent these along to my friend!
 
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