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03-14-2008, 22:00
Diving with the giant mantas off the coast of Kona Hawaii.
This dive was only 100-200 yards offshore right next to the Kona airport.

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03-14-2008, 22:08

05-10-2008, 17:18
that sure looks like fun. i'll definitely have to try that out when i finally make it to hawaii.

05-10-2008, 18:59
Great video! We're planning on doing that in Oct 2009!

Charles R
05-10-2008, 19:27
We just did this dive in March it was awsome. This is a must do Dive for anyone.

05-10-2008, 19:42
WOW!! very cool

05-10-2008, 20:35
:smiley20: Oh I SO want to do that!!!!!

05-14-2008, 17:56
Way cool

05-14-2008, 23:40
The manta dive was one of the most pheonemal things we did in Kona - I recommend it 200%

YouTube - Kona Manta Ray Dive (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBRfIVQTyIE)

Thats mine - not as good of a quality. (I need an HD camcorder for underwater)

05-15-2008, 12:26
aw sweet!

05-16-2008, 12:08
We just did this dive in March it was awsome. This is a must do Dive for anyone.

That is Sooooo cool. Are they there every night? Can you pretty much count on seeing them there?

05-16-2008, 12:12
Looks like the dive I did last July....we had 10 of the Mantas come in.

05-16-2008, 12:19
The manta's show up about 95% of the time, so its a pretty good chance. When we were there - we ended up booking two nights of the manta dive to make sure (which was also a good thing - since the first night was canceled due to rough sea's.)

The one thing I would do "differently" (to make the video better also) is I would set my light on the rock as I had it - but - then I would move back a few feet to do the video taping.

coral cowgirl
05-18-2008, 22:56
So surreal looking!
Approximately how many mantas show up each night?

05-18-2008, 23:03
Ive done the dive around 15 times or more....Been skunked twice had as few as 1 that came thru to as many as 10. Probably averaged about 5 per dive.

05-19-2008, 11:14
I did this dive three weeks ago. 6 - 8 mantas showed. The dive was incredible. With all the lights and mantas you get a feeling you're on a completly different planet.

05-29-2008, 21:49
Very sweet video

05-29-2008, 22:52
Very cool! Loved the shot about 40 seconds in with the manta coming straight in