1 Tank Manta Dive or Manta Snorkel Charter
by Kona Honu Divers

The Manta dive or Manta snorkel is the number one night dive in the world and is an exhilarating underwater experience that is unique to the Kona Coast. 

You start your adventure at Honokohau Harbor in the late afternoon and enjoy the sunset and cruise 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.

Time: 4:30pm-9:00pm *Subject to change with the sunset

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday


  • The divers will settle down on the bottom of 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, on the surface, will surround a snorkel board, with powerful lights pointed down to attract the plankton and in turn attract the graceful manta rays.  

  • Tanks, weights, and high powered dive lights are provided for divers.  

  • During your surface interval sandwiches, snacks, and water will be provided while you enjoy the Kona sunset.  

  • After your second dive hot chocolate or tea will be available for the boat ride home.
  • 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.


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.


Please note that there is an additional cost for rental gear. 

BCD: $10.00

Wetsuite: $10.00

Regulator: $10.00 


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 like ginger or motion sickness medication, may make your trip more enjoyable.
  • Bring a towel and something warm to wear for the boat ride home.


The Boat Location: 

Please visit this Link to Boat Location and arrive 8am Boat Time 

Address - (Click on the address for Google Map Directions) 

74-5583 Luhia St. A12 
Kailua-Kona HAWAII 96740

TOLL FREE: (888)333-4668
Office Ph: (808)324-4668

Mon-Sun 7:00 am - 5:00pm




**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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