Scuba lessons with YWAM Ships Kona

At our facility on Ali’i Drive in Kona we run a scuba diving course with Master Diver Instructor Glennon T. Gingo. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his free diving US Team experience and teaching at the Navy Seals compound on Coronado Island, CA.

Port YWAM Kona is ideally suited to run this course with classrooms, pool, and beach front all within 100 m of each other. Continue reading for more details.



$105 per person due in full upon applying. Once accepted into the course your attendance will be confirmed with your full payment.

Time Frame:

The scuba course we offer is 5 full days from 8.30am to 5pm Monday through Friday.


You can receive certification from PADI, SEI or CMAS.  They are various national and international agencies recognized throughout the world.

Refresher Course:

We also offer a refresher class for those who successfully passed one of the above mentioned courses but it was years ago and you would like to get back in to scuba diving. This class runs two full days and costs $60.

Divers Alert Network:

This advanced course is also offered once a quarter.  The curriculum covers BLS, CPR, 1st Aid, O2, AED, Marine Life First Aid and runs three full days.  Cost is $120.

Helicopter view of Port YWAM

Next Course:

To Be Announced

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Contact Us:

Email us if you have questions  You must be YWAM staff or a YWAM student to qualify for the prices listed above.


Port YWAM Kona
75-5687 Ali’i Drive
Kona, Hi 96740


Disclaimer: YWAM Ships Kona is an independent and separate 501c3 organization from the University of the Nations, Kona Inc. These two entities are independent and separate in all aspects, legally, financially and operationally. The courses listed above are run at Port YWAM Kona one mile down the road from the University Campus.