The manta ray dive or manta ray night snorkel is the number one night dive in the world and is an exhilarating underwater experience that is unique to the Kona Coast. You'll start your adventure at Honokohau Harbor in the late afternoon and enjoy the sunset while cruising the Kona coast to the manta viewing site. Our knowledgeable and highly experienced swim guides, dive masters, and instructors will help you gear up and slip in to see these gentle giants loop, somersault, and cruise in the beams of light as they funnel the plankton into their giant mouths.
The divers will settle down on the ocean floor and shine their dive lights up to attract the plankton. This bucket list adventure has a bottom time of 50-60 minutes, depending upon air consumption. 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 manta ray night dive snorkelers must be able to speak and understand English, 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.
Snorkelers should not have any physical, medical or psychological conditions that would make it unwise or unsafe to participate in this activity. This is a night time snorkeling activity that may require physical exertion. All participants should be in reasonably good health and have prior snorkeling experience.
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. 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.