- Manta Snorkel Details
- Meeting & Return Details
- Please Bring
- For Reservations
- Cancellation Policy
Manta Snorkel Details
- Adult $110.00 for Snorkelers, Rental gear included
- Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for this trip. Snorkelers may also join our Manta Night Dive and Snorkel Trip that runs five nights per week that meets earlier and includes an afternoon and night snorkel session (cost $125).
Meeting & Return Details
- September 1st – March 31st: Meet at town shop at 5 p.m., return approximately 8:30-9:30 p.m.
- April 1st through August 31st: Meet at town shop at 5:30 p.m., return approximately 9-10 p.m.
- Swimsuit, towel, dry clothes, and light jacket or hoodie. Take seasick medication if that’s something you regularly do.
- A boat trip along the Kona coast and snorkel session at the manta site with a guide. Gear included such as mask, snorkel, fins, underwater light and snacks.
- Please call our shop directly at (808) 329-7585 or (800) 345-4807.
- If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please do so 24 hours or more in advance with no penalty. If you change or cancel your reservation within 24 hours, you will be charged in full for the trip. Holiday (Christmas) Cancellation Policy: 48 hour cancellation policy. Changes or cancellations made with less than 48 hours will result in a full charge cancellation fee – no exceptions.
- No touching. Resist the urge to “pet” the mantas. This will rub off their protective mucus coating. Do not chase, grab, or try to take a ride on the mantas. This doesn’t benefit the animal in any way.
- Divers must stay on or near the sand, rubble or boulder bottom. An open water column is necessary for the mantas to maneuver. Avoid contact with coral, sea urchins, or other marine life. Form a semi-circle with your group.
- Snorkelers must stay on the surface and keep legs horizontal. Do not dive down into the water column.
- Divers please shine lights up into the water column to attract plankton. Snorkelers please shine lights down.
- Divers try to time your breathing so that you don’t blow bubbles up into the manta if it passes over your head.
TAKING PHOTOS or VIDEO:
- When taking underwater photos or video, be considerate of people and mantas. Minimize your equipment in the water column and let the mantas come to you.