The Manta dive or manta snorkel is an exhilarating underwater experience that is unique to the Kona Coast and one of the top night dives of the world!
You start your adventure at Honokohau Harbor in the afternoon and cruise the Kona coast up to Garden Eel Cove.
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm *Subject to change with the sunset
Days: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
The divers will settle down on the bottom of the ocean floor and shine their dive lights up to attract the plankton.
Bottom time is 50-60 minutes. Snorkelers, on the surface, will surround a snorkel board, led by a snorkel guide, with lights pointed down.
Tanks, weights, and high powered dive lights are provided divers.
During your surface interval sandwiches, snacks, and water will be provided while you enjoy the Kona sunset.
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.
You are expected to have been on a recent dive, at least within the past 2 years. If you have been dry over 2 years we do require a check out dive to be done prior to this activity.
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 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.
Sign the electronic waiver, from the confirmation email, and bring certification card to the boat.
Recommended to bring:
**Please note that the 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 for free 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. ***
Please be informed of our 48 hour cancellation policy.
To initiate the cancellation process, please refer to the cancellation link that can be found inside the confirmation of booking email you'll receive from MyConcierge once you recieve booking confirmation.
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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