Join us for an evening of entertainment with two dives – one in late afternoon and one at night. First, explore the reef as the sun begins to fade over Kona and watch as the colorful reef fish search for a cozy place to sleep, garden eels rhythmically dance in the sand or a green sea turtle swims by to say good night. You may even witness large, graceful Manta Rays coming into the reef to be cleaned by the Hawaiian Cleaner Fish. Come up from your dive to view a beautiful Hawaiian sunset, relax and have a bite to eat.
On the second dive, you descend into darkness and in the beam of your light watch the night life come alive. Observe in awe as Manta Rays glide in from the darkness to feed on the microscopic plankton attracted to your light. You may also follow a hunting moray as it searches for its next meal. Watch as he attacks an unsuspecting tang, twists his body in a knot and swallows the fish. Visit shy shrimp, crabs, delicate nudibranchs and sleeping fish. It’s a wonderful way to spend the evening and enjoy Kona’s nightlife at its best!
Manta Guarantee: While we see mantas about 85% of the time, they are wild animals and their appearance is beyond our control. If you don't see a manta on your night out, you can go again on another night on a space available, standby basis. Keep in mind that these spaces may be very limited, especially during the busiest times of the year. However, the offer never expires but is non-transferrable and has no refund or cash value. Not a Scuba diver? We also take snorkelers on these exciting trips.
Meeting Time: 3:15 p.m. at town shop (April 1st – August 31)
2:45 p.m. at town shop (September 1st – March 31)
Return Time: Between 9:00-10:00 p.m.
Certified Diver: $155 plus - Rental gear available
Snorkeler/Rider: $125 plus tax - Rental gear included
MANTA TOUR PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES OBSERVE ONLY: No touching. Resist the urge to “pet” the mantas. This will rub off their protective mucus coating. Do not chase, grab, or try to take a ride on the mantas. This doesn’t benefit the animal in anyway.
DIVER POSITION: Divers must stay on or near the sand, rubble or boulder bottom. An open water column is necessary for the mantas to maneuver. Avoid contact with coral, sea urchins, or other marine life. Form a semi-circle with your group.
SNORKELER POSITION: Snorkelers must stay on the surface and keep legs horizontal. Do not dive down into the water column.
LIGHTS: Divers please shine lights up into the water column to attract plankton. Snorkelers please shine lights down.
BUBBLES: Divers try to time your breathing so that you don’t blow bubbles up into the manta if it’s passes over your head.
TAKING PHOTOS or VIDEO: When taking underwater photos or video, be considerate of people and mantas. Minimize your equipment in the water column and let the mantas come to you.
75-5813 Alii Drive*
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Jack’s Diving Locker is on the Big Island of Hawaii in the town of Kailua-Kona. Our main town location is located in the Coconut Grove Marketplace on Ali’i Drive across from the ocean. Coconut Grove Marketplace is near the Royal Kona Resort and Huggo’s restaurant. The Jack’s Diving Locker building is next to Outback Steakhouse and Oceans Sports Bar and Grill. We are also near Humpy’s restaurant that overlooks a the sand volleyball court. There is plenty of free parking near our building.
You may make changes or cancellations to your reservations up to 24 hours* prior to the trip without charge.
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
All changes or cancellations after that will result in the full price being charged to the credit card used to make the reservation(s). *A 48-hour cancellation policy applies to all reservations between December 20th and January 5th.
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