MANTA RAY HEAVEN
“Manta ray heaven” is what they call it, and this dive spot is nothing short of its name. As the glowing sun sets, it’s hard to even fathom the extraordinary experience that lies beneath the surface of the waters at Ho‘ona Bay. Plunging into the dark waters, nothing can prepare you for the dive rave that you encounter. Kona is the only place in the world that this spectacular feeding show can be seen. Years ago, the hotels around the area decided to use lights to attract plankton, thus luring manta rays to the waters surrounding their resorts. The mantas grew accustomed to this artificial environment, and manta ray heaven was born. So if you are heading to Hawai‘i Island, descend the depths with Kona Honu Divers, which offers manta ray night dives for both scuba divers and snorkelers.