This night-time dive/snorkel with the Manta Rays has been dubbed one of the top 10 dives anywhere in the world!!! Imagine being in the water…at night…and surrounded by anywhere from 1 to 30+ Manta Rays, as they dance their ballet around you!
Off the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, we are graced with the presence of close to 80 -- a good sized group -- of Mantas. They are well-known, documented, and all have names!
As these majestic ocean angels are free and wild, it is not possible to guarantee that the Manta Rays will be present on the night of your dive/snorkel. There has, however, been a percentage chance of around 90% based on swims/dives over a 5 year period. Normally, our dive lights held still, attract plankton which the rays come in to feed on.
The snorkelers hang still and quiet on the surface. With bubbles and beams of light below them is the underwater theater. They watch as huge Manta Rays do their ballet dance in front of the dive lights the scuba divers are pointing up. It is truly a different world below. The Manta Rays are also drawn up to the surface with the dive lights and do belly-to-belly somersaults.
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SunLight On Water! Sometimes referred to as the “Butterflies of the Sea”, these graceful animals are a sight that must been seen in person. Manta rays are beautiful sea creatures that live in warm tropical waters. Their side fins have evolved into wide triangular wings with which they use to “fly” through the water. These wings range from 4-20 ft, making them amongst the largest sea creatures anywhere. The Manta ray is one of Hawaii’s most fascinating and stunningly beautiful sights.
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The Manta Ray night snorkel or dive is by far the best night ocean activity in the world. It's only here in Kona that you can go out to a few place and meet Manta's that have been conditioned for decades to come into our lights.
It is by far the most beautiful underwater displays of a ballet preformance, as they circle and dance with
Kona Honu Divers World Famous Manta Ray Night Scuba Diving
Kona Honu Divers offers one and two tank night Manta scuba dives. Snorkelers are welcome!
Mantasia, Mantastic, Mantamonium, doing the Mantarena! Our mantas are appearing in great numbers so now is the time to see this spectacle at it's best. Click here to learn more about one of the Top 10 Dives in the World!.