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1 Tank Manta Ray Dive or 3 Hour Snorkel Charter

Island:
BIG ISLAND
Dive Type:
Boat Dive
Night Dive
Certified Dive
Snorkel Only Ride Along
Manta Ray Night Dive
Inclusions:
Refreshments
Snacks
Sandwiches
Description:

The Manta dive or snorkel is an exhilarating underwater experience that is unique to the Kona Coast and one of the top night dives of the world!  We start our adventure at Honokohau Harbor in the late afternoon and offer light refreshments and snacks as we enjoy the sunset and cruise the Kona coast to the manta viewing site. Our knowledgeable swim guides and dive masters 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 bottom of the ocean floor and shine their dive lights up to attract the plankton.  Snorkelers, on the surface, will surround a snorkel board, led by a snorkel guide, with lights pointed down.  

What is provided?

We provide tanks, weights, and dive lights for our divers.  For our snorkelers we have mask, snorkel, fins, and a 5mm wetsuit available for your use.  You will also have a professional snorkel guide with you in the water for the duration of the activity.  Once you exit the water hot chocolate or tea will be available for the boat ride home.

Dive Requirements:

Certified Divers: Divers are required to have their Open Water Certification and to bring their certification card (no card = no diving).  We would be happy to help you find your certification, but sometimes we find them and sometimes we don't (which means no diving and no refund) so please let us help you early. We would love for you to come talk story prior to your dive, but if you would like to go directly to the boat please make sure you have your certification card on your person or have emailed us a copy of your c-card and have signed the electronic waiver. 

You are expected to have been on a recent dive, at least within the past year, to participate in this night dive.  If you have been dry over a year, but under 2 years, we recommend booking our 2 tank charter instead.

Junior Open Water Divers are welcome to join on the dive, but ages 10-11, are required to have a private guide.  Divers ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian diver or private guide.

Those with a PADI Scuba Diver rating are welcome to join on the dive, but are required to have a private guide.  A PADI Scuba Diver Certification is given to those that only complete the first 2 check out dives of their openwater certification.

Snorkel Requirements:

For safety reasons all snorkelers must be 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 or guardian at all times.

Recommended to bring:

Been on a boat before?  Did your stomach get upset?  Never been on a boat?  Get car sick?  Preventative measures such as ginger or motion sickness medication may make your trip more enjoyable. Consult a physician as necessary.

Bring a towel and a light jacket or sweatshirt to wear for the boat ride home.

 
Rates
Name
Per
Age
# Dives
Minimum Certification
Minimum Dive Certification that is required to participace.
Price
Comment
Certified DiversAdult13+1Open Water
$
147
12
Prices Include Tax.
Junior Open WaterChild10-121Open Water
$
260
28
Snorkelers/ObserversAdult, Child8+0Not Required
$
135
80
Schedule
Days
Check in
Duration
Comment
M, W, F, Su4:20 PM3 hours 30 minutesCheck in instructions will be included in your confirmation email
Check In Location
74-5583 Luhia Street, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States 96740
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Check In will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately since Manta Rays are wild animals and we cannot guarantee their presence. 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. If you do not see a manta on your night out, you can go again on another night on a space available, standby basis as a snorkeler within the next 7 days. If you wish to dive you will receive a 25% discount. Keep in mind that these spaces may be extremely limited, especially during the busiest times of the year.
Terms & Conditions
  • 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.
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Snorkeling with the Manta Rays, 19 of them, is a spectacular experience, I do not know of any other wild animal that allows you to float in the midst of their herd as they feed, this experience will strongly affect you, kudos to Kona Honu Divera for their expertise and respect for the Mantas
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My family did the night snorkel with manta rays.....it was outrageous! Thank you to all the crew for making this such a wonderful experience! Very friendly and professional. Thank you!
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Incredibly helpful, honest and out to make our trip with the mantas as enjoyable as possible. Plenty of time in the water with no one rushing you back to the boat. A+
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What you see below the surface is amazing. What you experience on board is first rate attention. They do everything possible to make sure you enjoy the trip - from pointing out the best spots to sit on the boat, taking photos for us, managing and cleaning all equipment, providing hot water showers and hot chocolate afterwards. Best of all - the pre-dive lecture on mantas and the guidance and guardianship ... moreof all of us at depth. I'll be remembering this for a long time - and counting the days to come back and dive more! Frank and Niko - thank you so much! Kona Honu Divers is the best!
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Counted 14 mantas tonight! Top notch service and so personalized! I was the only solo out of 5 passengers so Kevin partnered with me and we were able to easily move where the action was. And it was ACTION! 13 circle swoops on my torso in a row! Honu's staff rocks! We were there early to get the best spot and the last to leave the action! Thank you captain Chris and Dive masters Kevin and Bob!
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Awesome dive boat. The crew was fantastic, and extremely knowledgeably on the locations and wild life. Definitely suggest a night manta dive! Great experience.
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Dove with Kona Honu Divers while on our honeymoon. Everyone was amazing! When we return, we will only dive with them! Professional, funny & eager to please while in the water. Our dive master was JC- what a splendid guy. Can't say enough positive things about this dive operation!
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