ContentsWHAT WE LIKED THE MOSTWHAT WE DIDN’T LIKE THAT MUCHVIDEO: SCUBA DIVING WITH MANTA RAYS IN HAWAIIFINAL THOUGHTS A few miles off shore in the small town of Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, lots of manta rays live and interact with those scuba diving just after the sun is gone. The diver´s lights make a reaction with the plankton attracting these large species. The result is an amazing experience. Divers sit on the bottom, like in a campfire at about 10 meters deep, pointing their lights upwards. At the same time, snorkelers stay at the surface pointing their lights downwards. In a matter of minutes, the first manta rays turn up and the show is on. cloud-downloadCLICK HERE to Download our FREE Beginner's Guide to Scuba Diving.CLICK HERE to Download our FREE Beginner's Guide to Diving. WHAT WE LIKED THE MOST The mantas get really close to you and they even touch you sometimes. There were so many! We counted about 10 of them. They were big, about 3-4 meters feet wide. WHAT WE DIDN’T LIKE THAT MUCH There are quite a lot of people in the water at the same time in the water, but it doesn´t really make the experience any worse Paying 145 USD plus gear for 2 dives can be a bit pricey. Duration of the TripWhen To GoLogisticsOur Tips It´s just one dive, about 45 minutes long, right after dusk. You can dive with manta rays all year around. In Kona, in the Big Island of Hawaii, there are several operators that will take you diving with mantas. If you are not a certified diver, you can also snorkel and see the mantas from the surface. If diving, they have very good scuba gear for rent but make sure you bring your dive computer. VIDEO: SCUBA DIVING WITH MANTA RAYS IN HAWAII FINAL THOUGHTS Diving with Manta Rays in Kona can be pricey and touristy. There are lots of other divers in the water at the same time, but the experience is just incredible. We recommend you to forget about the touts, the money and put your head in the water. The show is totally worth it and you will remember the experience for the rest of your life. SCUBA DIVING RESOURCESTABLE OF CONTENTSSCUBA DIVINGTABLE OF CONTENTS 1. BASICS 5. SCUBA EQUIPMENT 2. DIVING COURSES 6. UW PHOTOGRAPHY 3. SPECIALTY DIVING 7. LIVEABOARD DIVING 4. DIVE SAFETY 8. DIVING DESTINATIONS 1. BASICS 2. DIVING COURSES 3. SPECIALTY DIVING 4. DIVE SAFETY 5. SCUBA EQUIPMENT 6. UW PHOTOGRAPHY 7. LIVEABOARD DIVING 8. DIVING DESTINATIONS Disclosure: The Adventure Junkies is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost for you. We also use other affiliate programs like REI, LeisurePro, Diviac and Liveaboard.com.