Today we’re going to talk about dive clubs, the types of clubs Kona Honu Divers offers, and why you should join today.
What are Dive Clubs?
As long as people have been scuba diving, they have been organizing dive clubs. Activities and objectives of these groups vary. Some are casual, while others are more structured. Some are purely social while others have well-defined missions. Here at Kona Honu Divers, we actually have two different club offerings, our Ohana Club and the Kona Underwater Club. Read on to learn the differences between the two.
Kona Honu Clubs at a Glance
- Good for: scuba divers who want to save money on boat dives, tank fills, and retail merchandise
- Membership fee of $50
- Open to Hawai’i residents
The Ohana Club at KHD is geared to local scuba divers who want to save money diving. In exchange for $50 a year, members ride on our boats for half off, get highly discounted tank fills, and save 15% on retail merchandise, among other things. Anyone interested in joining can stop by or call our shop.
Kona Underwater Club
- Good for: anyone interested in the ocean-related educational talks, social events, and community activities
- No membership fees
- Open to anyone, anywhere
If you are looking for networking opportunities, to participate in underwater cleanups and other events, and receive invitations to see interesting speakers, this is the club for you. There are no annual dues and all you have to do join is become part of the group on Facebook. It’s also open to divers and non-divers alike.
What’s Next for the Kona Honu Clubs
There are some exciting offers on the horizon for both the Ohana and Kona Underwater Club. If you are part of the latter’s Facebook group, you will see that Sam Johnson has organized a Dive Against Debris® event in May that anyone is more than welcome to join. Byron Kay also has a trip to a local octopus farm in the works for later that month, so keep checking in for that announcement. If you read this blog’s last post on Nitrox, you might remember that Ohana members are getting a particularly great deal on that certification, which I highly recommend you check out if you haven’t already. For you freedivers out there, while we don’t have a club specifically for you yet, we do one have one in the works, so stay tuned.
That’s it for now. As always, feel free to share and leave comments!