manta ray night dive of kailua

The Best Way To Experience Manta Rays On Kona Is At Night

Go ahead and jump in, the water's fine. It's also teeming with some of the biggest and gentlest pelagic creatures in the ocean - giant manta rays. The Hawaii manta ray night dive is world-famous for good reason. The deep waters off Kona's shore are rich with plankton, one of the manta's favorite foods. They flock here by the hundreds and feed after dark, making night time the best time to hop on a boat and get up close to these magnificent creatures. Don't worry if you're not SCUBA-certified, the manta ray night snorkel in Kona makes it easy to float above the divers and get a bird's eye view of the mantas as they swim and swoop gracefully below you.