The manta ray night dive or manta ray night snorkel is an exhilarating underwater experience that is unique to the Kona Coast and one of the top night dives of the world! You'll start your adventure at Honokohau Harbor in the afternoon and cruise the Kona coast up to Garden Eel Cove, by the airport. Divers and snorkelers enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian marine life during the day and come back up for a 1 hour surface interval where you are served light refreshments and sandwiches as you enjoy sunset. After nightfall, our knowledgeable crew will take you back into the water to see these gentle giants loop, somersault, and cruise in the beams of light as they funnel the plentiful plankton into their giant mouths.
The divers will settle down on the ocean floor and shine their dive lights up to attract the plankton. Bottom time is 50-60 minutes. Snorkelers will surround a snorkel board on the surface with powerful lights pointed down to attract the plankton, and in turn attract the graceful manta rays.
Questions? Find out more about Manta Rays in our FAQ's!
For safety reasons, all snorkelers must be able to speak and understand English, be 8 years of age or older, be able to swim, and have prior snorkeling experience. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times OR you can hire a private snorkel guide.
Please be informed of our 48-hour cancellation policy.
You may make changes or cancellations to your reservations up to 48 hours prior to the trip without penalty. Afterwards, all changes, cancellations, or no-shows will not be issued a refund unless the space is filled by another diver. If we are able to fill the space a full refund will be issued. If we are unable to fill the space we cannot issue a refund. The only exception to this policy will be if we receive a medical note from a local doctor for a treatment/exam which must have taken place within 48 hours of the check-in time of the missed dive. This does not waive the companion diver or snorkeler.