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MAGNIFICENT MANTA RAY NIGHT DIVE!Snorkelers and Ride Alongs Welcome!
Purchase a manta video of the night of your dive!
NOTE: Viewing Mantas are NOT GUARANTEED. They are wildlife and as much as we would like to say that we can guarantee a showing on any particular night, we can only estimate that they do show up approximately 80% of the time.
New Manta Gallery! Just click here for some recent shots from THE Manta Ray Night dive. The Manta Ray Night Dive is a "MUST DO" trip. Kona Honu Divers offers a one tank charter which lasts approximately three hours. This charter is recommended for snorkelers and is also an option for divers who have significant night diving experience and don't desire to do the orientation dive in addition to the manta ray night dive. Our most popular option for divers is the two tank charter. On this five hour charter, we conduct a nice guided tour on the first dive before the sun goes down and then do the manta ray night dive after an hour surface interval. This longer charter is strongly recommended for novice night divers and divers who have minimal experience or who have been out of the water for longer than a year. Snorkelers are welcome on either charter but most non divers prefer our shorter, three hour charter. For pricing on these and other charters click here.
"Maggie and Glen, Just a Thank you for a phenomenal diving experience from myself , two children Vince and Danielle, and my snorkeling wife Kim. You have a great operation and staff who are both very professional and service oriented. The Manta experience is one that we will all cherish, and will give my kids something to boast about to their friends for quite a while. I’ll make sure that I send some referrals your way. Thank you once again!"
"The hair on the back of my neck stood up and a chill went down my spine when I first encountered these magnificent creatures."
When feeding, the Mantas use their oversized pectoral fins or “wings” to move through the water. The cephalic fins or “horns” direct the flow into its wide mouth and water passes through the gills with fine hair like projections filtering out tiny planktons and other microscopic food. Remaining motionless on the ocean floor is the best approach for divers to prolong "show time" with the Mantas.
Our professional underwater videographer can capture this amazing dive or snorkel experience for you and a Hi-Definition DVD is available for purchase. This is a vacation keepsake capturing the dive of a lifetime. Years later still remembering feeling a sense of awe as you watch your Manta Ray video, you will renew the sensations of "chills down my spine and hair standing on the back of my head" from your dive with the MAGNIFICENT MANTAS.
Please follow these guidelines to ensure enjoyment for everyone(including our wonderful mantas!)
Get More Diving for your $$$ by including a manta charter with one or more morning charters by taking advantage of our discounted multiple charter dive packages. The cost of our Manta Ray night dives includes use of a dive light, a lite meal, and beverages. For our 2 tank charter, departures vary from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. depending on the time of year. The boat leaves from Honokohau Harbor and returns approximately 5 hours later. Our 1 tank charter leaves approximately 2 hours later and returns at approximately the same time as our 2 tank trip.
"We were able to participate in the Manta Ray night dive to fulfill our night dive requirement for advanced certification. What an amazing experience that was! The Manta Rays are truly beautiful creatures! I was a little apprehensive about doing a night dive, a fear of the unknown I guess. Because of the knowledge and experience of John Haut and the rest of the crew, we were very comfortable during the entire dive and can’t wait to get back into the water for future night dives!"
"I so much wanted to email you before now - trying to "calm down" and write coherently. But the first thing that came to my mind while thinking about the manta ray trip Sarah and I took with you was " Ohmigawd, ohmigawd, ohmigawd" which pretty much was all I could say while in the water. Sarah and I were so unbelievably fortunate to have this mother-daughter trip after her college graduation. And to have such a phenomenal experience as we had with your crew and the manta dive was icing on the cake. It was unbelievable. We both still shake our heads when describing it people - we're so glad we did this.... you and crew did a great job of allaying our fears.... I was extremely pleased with the professionalism of you and your crew...it was obvious you love what you do and want others to enjoy themselves safely. THANK YOU!"
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