Experience the World Famous Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kona, Hawaii with Jack’s Diving Locker

By Karen Rose

Lovers of the ocean and marine life are drawn to the Island of Hawaiʻi every year to take on an adventure of a lifetime — diving and snorkeling with Manta Rays. Manta rays are one of the largest animals in the ocean, with wingspans of over 20 feet across. Mantas are often referred to as the “ballerinas of the ocean” because of how they gracefully propel themselves through the water. These gentle giants may appear intimidating, however they are very curious and friendly.

Manta Ray Night Snorkel

Join the knowledgeable and friendly crew of Jack’s Diving Locker for a night to remember on the world famous Manta Night Snorkel. All equipment included. $125 plus tax.

$125 BOOK NOW

An Evening to Remember

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Jack’s Diving Locker in Kailua-Kona offers visitors an evening to remember when they join their world famous Manta Ray Night Snorkel.  Guests will depart in late afternoon for a jaunt along the Kona coast to the manta-viewing site. Snorkelers and their guides then glide into the water and float above the magical sea creatures as they show off their somersault and pirouette skills in the water below.

Lights, Plankton, Action!

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Snorkelers hold on to a floating board specially outfitted with lights affixed to the bottom side. Because manta rays are filter feeders and feed on plankton, they are attracted to the lighted boards. While their large mouths may seem intimidating, mantas have no sharp teeth or stingers and are very docile. Sharing the water with these magnificent animals is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure one will never forget.

Friendly Local Mantas

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Manta rays do not migrate to other islands, so the mantas seen along the Kona coast are natives to Hawaiʻi Island, making their home in Kona year round. Because they stay in one place and have unique markings, they are given names and are identifiable to Kona locals. Visitors who join Jack’s Diving Locker Manta Ray Night Snorkel or Manta Ray Night Dive are likely to meet some local favorites, such as Lefty, Bertha or Koie.

Book Your Manta Ray Night Snorkel

Manta Ray Night Snorkel

Join the knowledgeable and friendly crew of Jack’s Diving Locker for a night to remember on the world famous Manta Night Snorkel. All equipment included. $125 plus tax.

$125 BOOK NOW

Manta rays are plentiful along the coast of Kona, and the beautiful animals are sighted about 90% of the time. If for some reason the mantas are feeling shy and decide not to make a visit, guests can return another night for free. Visitors wishing to go on Jack’s Diving Locker Manta Ray Night Snorkel should already be familiar with how to snorkel. For those who have never snorkeled before, lessons are available at Jack’s Diving Locker.

Manta Ray Dive Option

Manta Ray Night Dive

Famous Manta Ray Night Dives with professional and knowledgeable staff. Meet Lefty, Bertha or Koie in a night to remember. 2 tank dive starts at $175.

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A Manta Ray Afternoon/Night 2-Tank Dive is available for scuba divers. The manta dive starts in the afternoon and spends the first dive exploring a colorful reef. After the first dive, soak in the sunset while enjoying dinner aboard the boat. Spend the second dive getting up-close and personal with Kona’s friendly manta rays. Snorkelers are also welcome on this trip. Choose the “Snorkelers” option when booking.

Please visit their website at www.jacksdivinglocker.com.

See also: Jack’s Diving Locker

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