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 Manta Ray Madness

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 19° 33.575' N
Longitude: 155° 58.068' W

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English (Translate this text in English): Just at the entrance of Keauhou Bay, south of Kailua. Look in front of the newly built Kona Surf Hotel on the southern point of Keauhou Bay.

Rather difficult access. Park at the Sheraton's hotel parking lot and gear up and walk to the rocky beach. Find a decent spot to step in and watch out for the slippery rocks and surge. Can be quite nerve racking at night or even during the day.

English (Translate this text in English): Just at the entrance of Keauhou Bay, south of Kailua. Look in front of the newly built Kona Surf Hotel on the southern point of Keauhou Bay.

Rather difficult access. Park at the Sheraton's hotel parking lot and gear up and walk to the rocky beach. Find a decent spot to step in and watch out for the slippery rocks and surge. Can be quite nerve racking at night or even during the day.

Just at the entrance of Keauhou Bay, south of Kailua. Look in front of the newly built Kona Surf Hotel on the southern point of Keauhou Bay.

Rather difficult access. Park at the Sheraton's hotel parking lot and gear up and walk to the rocky beach. Find a decent spot to step in and watch out for the slippery rocks and surge. Can be quite nerve racking at night or even during the day.

English (Translate this text in English): Just at the entrance of Keauhou Bay, south of Kailua. Look in front of the newly built Kona Surf Hotel on the southern point of Keauhou Bay.

Rather difficult access. Park at the Sheraton's hotel parking lot and gear up and walk to the rocky beach. Find a decent spot to step in and watch out for the slippery rocks and surge. Can be quite nerve racking at night or even during the day.

Le site pour croiser des raies mantas. Le bar de l'hotel éclaire en partie la mer. Le krill est attiré par la lumière, les raie par les krill, et les plongeurs, par les raies.

English (Translate this text in English): Just at the entrance of Keauhou Bay, south of Kailua. Look in front of the newly built Kona Surf Hotel on the southern point of Keauhou Bay.

Rather difficult access. Park at the Sheraton's hotel parking lot and gear up and walk to the rocky beach. Find a decent spot to step in and watch out for the slippery rocks and surge. Can be quite nerve racking at night or even during the day.

English (Translate this text in English): Just at the entrance of Keauhou Bay, south of Kailua. Look in front of the newly built Kona Surf Hotel on the southern point of Keauhou Bay.

Rather difficult access. Park at the Sheraton's hotel parking lot and gear up and walk to the rocky beach. Find a decent spot to step in and watch out for the slippery rocks and surge. Can be quite nerve racking at night or even during the day.

English (Translate this text in English): Just at the entrance of Keauhou Bay, south of Kailua. Look in front of the newly built Kona Surf Hotel on the southern point of Keauhou Bay.

Rather difficult access. Park at the Sheraton's hotel parking lot and gear up and walk to the rocky beach. Find a decent spot to step in and watch out for the slippery rocks and surge. Can be quite nerve racking at night or even during the day.

English (Translate this text in English): Just at the entrance of Keauhou Bay, south of Kailua. Look in front of the newly built Kona Surf Hotel on the southern point of Keauhou Bay.

Rather difficult access. Park at the Sheraton's hotel parking lot and gear up and walk to the rocky beach. Find a decent spot to step in and watch out for the slippery rocks and surge. Can be quite nerve racking at night or even during the day.

How? By boat & from shore

Distance Good boat time (< 30min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Alternative name Sheraton Manta Ray, Manta Ray Night dive, Sheraton Point

Average depth 9.1 m / 29.9 ft

Max depth 15.2 m / 49.9 ft

Current None

Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience CMAS * / OW

Bio interest Outstanding

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Week-end crowd 

Dive type

- Lagoon
- Big fishes
- Ambiance
- Shoal

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Night dive
- Snorkeling / Free diving
- Photography

Dangers

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): This is a great night dive spot. Mantas are really fabulous (success rate is about 80%). If you miss them, typical marine life found in this area are garden eels, squirrel fish, goat fish, butterfly fish, moray eels and invertebrates.

This great spot is second only to Manta Ray Village. The Sheraton hotle shines lights down into the water which attracts plankton. In search of a meal, manta rays soar in and gourge themselves. Get in the water at sundown and get on the bottom and wait. Soon manta rays come to eat. Horrid surge though. Extremely difficult to find a good spot where you won't get beat up by the rocks and surge.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a great night dive spot. Mantas are really fabulous (success rate is about 80%). If you miss them, typical marine life found in this area are garden eels, squirrel fish, goat fish, butterfly fish, moray eels and invertebrates.

This great spot is second only to Manta Ray Village. The Sheraton hotle shines lights down into the water which attracts plankton. In search of a meal, manta rays soar in and gourge themselves. Get in the water at sundown and get on the bottom and wait. Soon manta rays come to eat. Horrid surge though. Extremely difficult to find a good spot where you won't get beat up by the rocks and surge.

This is a great night dive spot. Mantas are really fabulous (success rate is about 80%). If you miss them, typical marine life found in this area are garden eels, squirrel fish, goat fish, butterfly fish, moray eels and invertebrates.

This great spot is second only to Manta Ray Village. The Sheraton hotle shines lights down into the water which attracts plankton. In search of a meal, manta rays soar in and gourge themselves. Get in the water at sundown and get on the bottom and wait. Soon manta rays come to eat. Horrid surge though. Extremely difficult to find a good spot where you won't get beat up by the rocks and surge.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a great night dive spot. Mantas are really fabulous (success rate is about 80%). If you miss them, typical marine life found in this area are garden eels, squirrel fish, goat fish, butterfly fish, moray eels and invertebrates.

This great spot is second only to Manta Ray Village. The Sheraton hotle shines lights down into the water which attracts plankton. In search of a meal, manta rays soar in and gourge themselves. Get in the water at sundown and get on the bottom and wait. Soon manta rays come to eat. Horrid surge though. Extremely difficult to find a good spot where you won't get beat up by the rocks and surge.

Chaque soirs, plusieurs bateaux de plongeurs, ou de nageurs en apnée. Nous avons vus entre 5 ou 6 raies différentes, a une proximité hallucinante. Même une personne en surface y trouvera son compte, je crois.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a great night dive spot. Mantas are really fabulous (success rate is about 80%). If you miss them, typical marine life found in this area are garden eels, squirrel fish, goat fish, butterfly fish, moray eels and invertebrates.

This great spot is second only to Manta Ray Village. The Sheraton hotle shines lights down into the water which attracts plankton. In search of a meal, manta rays soar in and gourge themselves. Get in the water at sundown and get on the bottom and wait. Soon manta rays come to eat. Horrid surge though. Extremely difficult to find a good spot where you won't get beat up by the rocks and surge.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a great night dive spot. Mantas are really fabulous (success rate is about 80%). If you miss them, typical marine life found in this area are garden eels, squirrel fish, goat fish, butterfly fish, moray eels and invertebrates.

This great spot is second only to Manta Ray Village. The Sheraton hotle shines lights down into the water which attracts plankton. In search of a meal, manta rays soar in and gourge themselves. Get in the water at sundown and get on the bottom and wait. Soon manta rays come to eat. Horrid surge though. Extremely difficult to find a good spot where you won't get beat up by the rocks and surge.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a great night dive spot. Mantas are really fabulous (success rate is about 80%). If you miss them, typical marine life found in this area are garden eels, squirrel fish, goat fish, butterfly fish, moray eels and invertebrates.

This great spot is second only to Manta Ray Village. The Sheraton hotle shines lights down into the water which attracts plankton. In search of a meal, manta rays soar in and gourge themselves. Get in the water at sundown and get on the bottom and wait. Soon manta rays come to eat. Horrid surge though. Extremely difficult to find a good spot where you won't get beat up by the rocks and surge.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a great night dive spot. Mantas are really fabulous (success rate is about 80%). If you miss them, typical marine life found in this area are garden eels, squirrel fish, goat fish, butterfly fish, moray eels and invertebrates.

This great spot is second only to Manta Ray Village. The Sheraton hotle shines lights down into the water which attracts plankton. In search of a meal, manta rays soar in and gourge themselves. Get in the water at sundown and get on the bottom and wait. Soon manta rays come to eat. Horrid surge though. Extremely difficult to find a good spot where you won't get beat up by the rocks and surge.

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