One way we educate the world about manta rays is by taking guests to swim with the gentle giants. But Hawaii has more than just manta rays; read all about the wonders of Hawaii here!
7 Best Ocean Stories of 2022
Let me take you back to all the wonderful and not-so-wonderful things that happened in 2022. This was our year at Manta Ray Advocates!
Do Manta Rays Smile? And What’s the Deal with Giggling Sting Rays?
When people ask if manta rays smile, they're usually confounding mantas for sting rays. Check out these pictures of a manta ray mouth and stingray underbellies, and learn why it's easy to get confused!
How we Aim for Sustainability at Manta Ray Advocates
We aim to improve sustainability in our own business and advocate for changes in the manta ray tourism industry.
Marine Life along the Coast of the Big Island in Hawaii
Hawaii is the most isolated archipelago in the world; the marine life is extremely diverse, and many of the species can only be found here. Meet some of the most interesting animals in the world!
Manta Ray Cleaning Stations: Fishy Day Spas in Hawaii
In the coral reefs around Hawaii, we find what we call “cleaning stations” - and this is where manta rays (and other animals) go to get clean.
Planning a Trip to the Big Island of Hawaii? Don’t Miss These 5 Top Activities
Planning a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii? Here are 5 top activities that should definitely make your bucket list.
Is Swimming with Manta Rays Safe for Children? Why We Don’t Take Kids Under 12 Years Old
Swimming with manta rays can be perfectly safe for children - however, there are multiple reasons why we don’t take kids along on our manta ray moonlight swims.
Ocean Safety – Why it Matters & How to Check the Ocean Forecast
Drowning is the third cause of accidental death, and often happens to unprepared adventure seekers. Here's how to check the ocean forecast before you dive in!
How to Avoid Nasty Encounters with Jellyfish in Hawaii
Learn when jellyfish are a regular occurrence around the islands of Hawaii, what happens when you get stung, and how to avoid a nasty encounter with the jellies.
What’s so Special about the Manta Rays of the Kona Coast?
Swimming with manta rays is a unique and magical experience - but what's so special about the mantas around Kona, that we don't have anywhere else in the world?
Swimming with Manta Rays – COVID-19 Precautions
Let's keep swimming with manta rays a COVID-19-free experience! These are the precautions we take to keep our manta ray dive safe and fun.
The 3 Manta Ray Viewing Sites in Kona, Hawaii
All about the different viewing sites for manta rays around Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Read about the location, history and manta sightings for each manta viewpoint.
Guidelines for Interacting with Manta Rays
11 important rules for swimming with manta rays in a way that's safe and sustainable... A must-read before any manta ray dive!
Coronavirus in Hawaii
The coronavirus in Hawaii has rapidly impacted lives here too. Here is a personal account of how the coronavirus in Hawaii is being managed locally.
The Difference Between Eagle Rays, Stingrays and Manta Rays
Eagle rays, manta rays and stingrays are the three most popular marine animals in Hawaii. There are distinct differences in how they look and behave!