Manta Ray Photo

April 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

Manta Ray Night Dive

Manta Ray Night Dive

I did the manta ray night dive off the Kona coast last night. The underwater camera wasn’t thrilled with the light levels, but here’s a shot for you. I’ve got video footage to upload later.

If you ever get to the Big Island of Hawaii, be sure to see the mantas. There are mantas in other places, but the two locations off the Kona coast offer a unique level of interaction. There was a baby manta that was close in size to the larger Atlantic stingrays, but most of the animals were much larger… around 15 feet across! As you can see, they get very close. While people aren’t permitted to touch the mantas, they weren’t hesitant about brushing us or pulling back only an inch away.

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Entry filed under: Creatures, Hawaii, The Beach.

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