Address: Kailua Kona HI 96740
Hours: Daily at Night
Location: Kailua-Kona, Big Island HI
Parking: Guest Parking
Directions: Headed out of the famous Kona Pier in Kailua Kona at night.
Official Website: The Original Manta Ray Night Dive
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Seeing is believing. Just wait until you see this magical underwater wonder. An experience to remember for a lifetime. If you ever get a chance to snorkel near Manta Rays, it will be an experience of a lifetime. Among the most memorable dives on the planet, one of the most memorable dives on the planet is diving with the Manta Rays in Kona, widely thought of as by many as the most unforgettable dive on earth. As far as the experts are concerned, we agree with them that manta rays swimming should be another top attraction on the Big Island. Manta Rays are best seen at night in Kona. As well as its pristine shores, the area is home to some of the largest, and gentlest creatures that can be found on earth, not less than Manta Rays. Manta Ray diving in Hawaii is world renowned for a good reason, as it includes diving with manta rays at night. Plankton abounds in Kona's deep waters, which is a favorite food for mantas.
Thousands of humpback whales come here at night to feed, so you can take a boat at night so you can see them up close. No need to worry if you aren't a certified diver, this night snorkeling tour in Kona's Manta Ray lagoon allows you to glide across the water to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures swimming and swooping below you. On the night dive, you'll see only local Manta Rays! It is important to understand that Mantas do not migrate in order to feed on their daily diet; they come to the places where they feed every day. As a result, it is possible to see Mantas at any time of the year. While snorkeling, you are likely to remain near the surface of the water. in which case you likely to hold onto a flotation device equipped with lights that will draw plankton to the device. You will be able to sit directly under the sea where you will be able to see the manta rays if you look up.
In the case of Manta Rays, a thin layer covers their bodies, a layer that acts as a barrier against infections that may occur due to bacteria. To remove a part of the the manta by touching its rays will expose it to infection. Hawaii Activities provides snorkeling with manta rays or diving with them on the Big Island. It has been said that the most amazing dive that you will do (or snorkel) will be seeing the manta ray in person. Plankton attracts manta rays, and manta rays in turn are attracted to bright lights by plankton. The manta ray filters the plankton out of the water with its mouth wide open, moving through the ocean as quickly as possible. It's like watching someone dance in the ocean. The manta rays are known for their graceful swimming, flipping, and somersaulting in front of bright lights, often coming within touching distance of their spectators.
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