Manta Ray Night Dive
Hawaii has been called paradise for good reason. The big island is part of the package. Divers can enjoy the mysterious manta ray with its 20-foot wingspan off Kailua Kona. It is one of the great fish of the ocean depths not to be missed. You don?t have to swim in fear as they are known to be friendly and are without stingers. Their meal of preference is microscopic plankton, not humans, which they ingest with their gaping maws. Spotlights at night will reveal this clearly as light attracts them.?A night boat tour comes highly recommended. They depart at sunset from the Honokohau Harbor. It is amazing to see the giant lights illuminate the ocean floor in places like Garden Eel Cove in front of the Sheraton. Snorkelers and divers can then readily track the mantas who come in search of food, and it is a sight to behold. The giant creatures glide and somersault to amazed onlookers. They aren?t afraid to approach the intruders but never come too close!
|Depth:?Up?to six meters.||Visibility:?Up to 10 meters.||Minutes off of the Kona coast opposite the Sheraton Hotel.||19.6500? N, 155.9942? W|