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Manta Ray Night Dive & Snorkel - Manta Ray Dives-Neptune Charlie

Starting at: $100.90

Join us for an incredible encounter with the Kona Manta Rays. This world famous dive/snorkel trip has been featured on numerous Travel, National Geographic and Discovery Channel programs. The Hawaiian Kona Coast is home to over 200 resident Manta Rays and each has been identified and named. Much like a fingerprint is unique to each human, Manta Rays have distinguishing black and white markings on their underside that are used to identify them nightly. These gentle giants can grow up to 20 feet in length and weigh up to 3,000 pounds, but they have nothing that bites or stings, making this the safest large animal encounter in the world. Groups of Manta Rays converge nightly off of Keahole Bay to feed on the smorgasbord of phyto plankton that appear to soak up the glow given off by underwater dive lights. Enjoy a scenic sunset boat ride along the Kona coast to the manta location. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct you on how to encounter these amazing creatures so we can protect the mantas and their habitat. In a water depth of about 25-30 feet, both snorkelers and certified SCUBA divers are able to safely view the incredible performance by the manta rays. Mantas "Delaney," "Koie," "Blain," "Big Bertha," "Darth Ray-dar" and more put on a show for you.
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Operates: Offered daily with seasonal night time check in times that vary.
Departure Point: Departs from Honokohau Harbor, meet at Boat Launching Ramp, Slip C-1
Duration: 3 hours.
Equipment: Rainbow Diver II, 28' Orca twin diesel power boat with bow platform.
Capacity: 20 passengers.
Menu
Snacks, ice water and hot cocoa.

Inclusions: Includes quality snorkel gear and flotation devices. Seating in sun or shade, oversize swim platform, fresh water showers and restroom on board.
Exclusions: Add $25.00 for BCD, regulator and full wet suit rental for divers. Bring a towel, jacket or cover-up, and an underwater camera with flash.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate. Requires participants to have a SCUBA diving certification.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
What to Bring: We recommend that you bring a light sweater or jacket. You are required to bring your valid SCUBA Certification Card with you to SCUBA dive.
Restrictions: There is the possibility of motion sickness on this activity. There is a possibility that you and/or belongings may get wet.
Bring a towel and an underwater flash camera. Certified divers must show their certification cards and pass the medical questionnaire. All scuba divers should review the medical requirements for this excursion. Height and weight required for proper sizing of your wet suit. No age restrictions (not recommended for ages 6 and under) - 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times OR hire a private snorkel guide at time of booking.
This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.

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Manta Ray Night Dive & Snorkel - Manta Ray Dives-Neptune Charlie

Tour/Activity Rates

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Our Price (Before taxes/fees)*

Per Person Certified 1 Tank Dive
Adult 13 Years and Up Snorkel
Children Ages 4-12 Snorkel
Manta Ride A Long
Infant 3 Years and Under FREE
Gear Rental

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*Hawaii State sales tax is 4.167%. The cost of additional fees required to be applied by the tour company (if any) can be seen by proceeding to the Activity Cart Order page.

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Bring a towel and an underwater flash camera. Certified divers must show their certification cards and pass the medical questionnaire. All scuba divers should review the medical requirements for this excursion. Height and weight required for proper sizing of your wet suit. No age restrictions (not recommended for ages 6 and under) - 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times OR hire a private snorkel guide at time of booking.
This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.


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There have been 3 reviews written about the Manta Ray Night Dive & Snorkel with Neptune Charlies.

Average Product Rating: 4.3 / 5

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Holly Boyko
Great service but did not see any manta rays.



Annette De Carle
We had a great time the staff are extremely helpful & made our adventure a memorable experience



Jason Karuza
The crew was very friendly and accommodating. Waters are pretty cold in December; even with wetsuits. Chips and cookies, hot chocolate, sodas and water on the boat. Jeff the dive-master was great for my dive. Only semi-negatives are 1) 30 minute boat ride to the dive location when there is a dock right at the location, and 2) manta rays may not actually be in abundance. We got to see some at the very end of the dive. There are two rounds of tours. Go with the later round to have the best odds.


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