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!.
Click here for some recent shots from THE Manta Ray Night Dive in our New Manta Gallery!
Want a second opinion? You can read about this one of a kind dive in the LA Times. You’ll also find us in the “Big Island Revealed” book which identifies us as one of the top 3 dive operators to go with when in Kona. We have also been written about in the NY Times and recently featured on the “Travel Channel”.
Our divers getting “Up Close and Personal”
Manta Rays up to 15′ across soar directly overhead while feeding on plankton attracted to the dive lights held by the divers on this incredible night dive.
Morning Dives with Kona Honu Divers
(2 Tanks) at 2 different locations. Our Pristine Kona Coast has over 60+ dive sites and here are some of our favorite dive sites for those who wish to do more than one dive trip while on the Kona Coast.
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Why Kona Honu Divers?
- 46´ boat with shade
- Locally owned and operated
- Great dive packages
- PADI, SSI & Nitrox certified
- Certification packages available
- World Famous Kona Manta Dive
- Experienced & friendly guides
- Snorkelers welcome
- Responsible & eco-friendly diving
- And much more!
Kona Honu Divers is locally owned and operated. From the moment you step into the shop or prepare to board the boat, the “Honu One”, you become part of our “ohana” or family. The 46′ “Honu One” is a custom built dive boat. It is extremely seaworthy, reliable, and fast with a smooth ride. We offer a comfortable environment for passengers as we visit over 80 pristine dive sites that make the Kona coast such a great place to dive. Our custom dive boat has DAN oxygen units, first aid kits, and UNLIKE THE SMALL 6 pack boats, are coast guard inspected and approved. On a typical charter, you are one of 10 to 12 divers sharing our spacious vessels. This is less than 50% maximum capacity. There is lots of room for divers to “stretch out”. The “Honu One” has a marine head or toilet, fresh water shower, dedicated camera table, rinse tank, and lots of shade.
At Kona Honu Divers, the crew takes all the work out of diving as we will set up your gear and switch gear over between dives. When it’s time to dive we make entering the water extremely simple and safe. A crew member will carry your gear to the stern while you wait, seated, on one of two metal benches. All that’s left is for you to strap on your tank and stride into the clear, calm Kona water. After your first dive enjoy fresh island fruit, cookies and water while the crew switches your gear over to a fresh tank. After your second dive your gear is rinsed for you as we motor back to the harbor.
Our dives are guided by knowledgeable instructors who brief you on what to expect to see before you enter the water. Encounters with dolphin, turtles, and manta rays are common in the placid Kona waters and other visitors make special appearances to assure that every dive can turn into something extraordinary.