Manta Ray Night Dive Kona - Dive or Snorkel | Kona Honu Divers
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Kona Manta Dive

Manta Ray Night Dive & Snorkel

1 Tank Manta | Manta Snorkel

Days: Wednesday & Friday
Time: 4:15 - 5:15 - changes with the sunset
$119 - $129 to snorkel
Includes: mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit
$129 - $139 to dive
Includes: tank, weight, dive light

$1 fee towards conservation efforts matched by KHD
(all prices shown are before taxes, fees, and scuba equipment needed)
2 Tank Manta | 5 Hour Snorkel

Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Time: 2:45 - 3:45 pm - changes with the sunset
$149 - $169 to dive
Includes: tanks, weight, dive light
$129 - $149 to snorkel
Includes: mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit

$1 fee towards conservation efforts matched by KHD
(all prices shown are before taxes, fees, and scuba equipment needed)
The manta ray night dive and snorkel is an exhilarating experience that is unique to the Kona Coast and one of the top night dives and snorkels in the world. You will board the Honu One at the Honokohau Harbor and cruise north along the coast up to Garden Eel Cove in Makako Bay.  Depending upon the charter you chose you may enjoy a late afternoon dive or snorkel before sunset. Everyone will get to enjoy a Kona sunset before having an educational briefing on the manta rays.  After nightfall, you will enter the water in the hopes to see these gentle giants perform their graceful underwater ballet.  Your water time will be 60 minutes.  We see these magnificent creatures 60% of the time.  If there are no mantas we enjoy an epic night reef dive.

In 2016, we made the conscious decision to conduct the night dive/snorkel at the northern  location by the airport (Garden Eel Cove). This site comfortably and respectfully provides our snorkelers and divers a beautiful opportunity to view manta rays as they swirl, flip, and glide while feasting on plankton. 

Why? Your safety, comfort, and the health of the underwater environment. Manta rays are dependent upon people to make hard decisions like these.  Since our core values are safety, kindness, passion, stewardship, and fun - it seemed like a no brainer to put your safety, the mantas safety, and care for the underwater environment first.  It was a tough decision (and still is occasionally), but it was the right one and we are proud to have been the first to make the decision.  

Imagine this...30+  boats at a site where mantas are a bit more dispersed and the majority of the vessels are live boating, meaning their engines are running, and they are maneuvering to remain in place or move about the area to best view the mantas while snorkelers and divers are in the water.  If an underwater emergency should occur and a diver was forced to surface near live propellers - the likelihood of a larger emergency increases. It is YOUR safety at hand! Additionally, the underwater environment at the southern site (Keauhou Sheraton) does not form a natural viewing area on the seafloor. There are more live corals, endemic Hawaiian reef fishes, and sea urchins to harm or harm you while viewing mantas from the seafloor.

Thank you for choosing Kona Honu Divers and valuing our commitment to safety, kindness, passion, stewardship, and fun!   



Dive Requirements

  • Must be in good health with NO heart conditions
  • Proof of open water certification or higher - it is the diver's responsibility to come prepared
  • 1 Tank Manta Requirements
    • 10 or more logged dives and diving within the past 6 months
  • 2 Tank Manta Requirements
    • Been diving within the last 2 years
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English
  • You must dive with a computer *on the 2 Tank
  • You must be a comfortable diver - if you feel you need more attention than what is provided in a dive group inquire about a private guide
  • We require Junior open water divers 10-11 years old to dive with a private guide.  Inquire about availability

Snorkel Requirements

  • Must be in good health with NO heart conditions
  • Must have basic swimming skills and be able to swim 50 yards unassisted
  • Must be a proficient snorkeler
  • Must be 8 years of age or older - Minors 8 - 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times or hire a private guide
  • This is not a suitable activity if you are pregnant

Snorkelers should not have any physical, mental, or psychological conditions that would make it unwise or unsafe to participate in this activity.  This is a nighttime snorkeling activity that may require physical exertion.

Free Manta Guarantee

Please note that the Manta Rays are wild animals and we cannot guarantee their presence. If you do not see a manta on your night out, you can go again on another night on a space available standby basis.  Keep in mind that standby spaces may be extremely limited, especially during the busiest times of the year.  This offer never expires, but is nontransferable and has no refund or cash value.  We are typically very successful in finding mantas for you; however, if they are not around, the costs involved with setting up the dive and getting all our guests to the location will not allow for us to offer you a refund.
Cancellation Policy

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.  

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