Dolphins! The Pilot Whale experience was truly rare, but if ever there is a place divers have a good shot at diving with dolphins, Kona is it. It seems that on about 1 of 3 dive boat trips, dolphins have been present. Usually that means they’re speeding alongside the boat, but once in a while, you’ll actually have the opportunity to be in the water with them. That isn’t the case in most places.
Even if they’re out of reach, they put on quite the acrobatic display. These are Spinner Dolphins, and once you’ve seen them corkscrew out of the water, you see why. Sometimes the pods number in the hundreds of dolphins. It is really incredible to see!