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Day: Monday (until the end of April), Wednesday, Friday
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - changes with sunset - boat departs on time
$125 to dive Includes air tanks, weights, dive light
$115 to snorkel Includes mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit
$1 fee towards conservation efforts that KHD matches
(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.  Divers and snorkelers 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 80% of the time.  Have questions about the mantas?  Visit our Manta FAQ page.

Dive Requirements

  • Must be in good health with NO heart conditions
  • Proof of open water certification or higher
  • 10 or more logged dives and diving within the past two years
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English
  • 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
  • If you hold a PADI Scuba Diver card you MUST dive with a private guide, inquire about availability.  This means only 2 of the 4 certification dives have been completed. 

Snorkel Requirements

  • Must be in good health with NO heart conditions
  • Must have basic swimming skills
  • 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

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.

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.