Swimming with Manta Rays

Experience the life-changing adventure of swimming with manta rays around Kona, Hawaii. We encourage sustainable tourism and follow strict guidelines to not only educate our visitors about manta rays and other marine life around the Big Island, but also be the advocate of those gentle giants.

Swimming with manta rays is a unique experience that can be done either by snorkelling or scuba diving, either at night or during the daytime.

How Behavioral Conditioning leads Manta Rays to Feed at Manta Viewing Sites

How Behavioral Conditioning leads Manta Rays to Feed at Manta Viewing Sites

Manta ray viewing sites are man-made locations in the ocean where mantas congregate to feed. This article explains how this works... or sometimes doesn't!
8 Essential Safety Tips for Snorkeling with Manta Rays

8 Essential Safety Tips for Snorkeling with Manta Rays

Swimming with manta rays at night is a life-changing experience, but it's not without risk. With these safety tips, you can avoid dangerous situations that can ruin the experience for you and your group.
Maximize your Manta Ray Experience: 10 Tips for Using your Snorkeling Gear like a Pro

Maximize your Manta Ray Experience: 10 Tips for Using your Snorkeling Gear like a Pro

Learn how to prepare and use your snorkeling gear so you can avoid troubleshooting equipment while in the ocean - and fully enjoy your swim with manta rays instead!
Swimming with manta rays: what you need to know before diving in

Swimming with manta rays: what you need to know before diving in

Swimming with manta rays is an exceptional adventure; this post tells you exactly what you can expect and how to find a manta ray tour that fits your needs.
Where to Find Manta Rays in the Wild Around the World

Where to Find Manta Rays in the Wild Around the World

Where do manta rays live, and what are some of the best places around the world to swim with mantas in their natural habitat?
February 2023: Proposed Regulations for Manta Ray Tourism in Hawaii [VIDEO]

February 2023: Proposed Regulations for Manta Ray Tourism in Hawaii [VIDEO]

A public hearing to regulate the manta ray tour businesses along the Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii is happening on February 23, 2023. This post outlines what I think about the proposed regulations and what YOU can do to protect manta rays today. 
The Transformational Experience of Swimming with Manta Rays

The Transformational Experience of Swimming with Manta Rays

Most people who come for a swim with manta rays, leave the water completely transformed. It’s a spiritual experience so profound that many can’t put it into words.
How we Aim for Sustainability at Manta Ray Advocates

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.
Why we Banned Full-Face Snorkeling Masks from our Manta Ray Activities

Why we Banned Full-Face Snorkeling Masks from our Manta Ray Activities

Full-face snorkeling masks seem easy to use, but due to repeated incidents we decided to ban their use on our moonlight manta swims. Read why (and watch the video) here!
Is Swimming with Manta Rays Safe for Children? Why We Don’t Take Kids Under 12 Years Old

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.
7 most heart-warming manta ray stories of 2021

7 most heart-warming manta ray stories of 2021

Swimming with reef sharks, going the distance, speed-healing injuries and more: here are the most noteworthy stories of 2021 featuring manta rays.
Ocean Safety – Why it Matters & How to Check the Ocean Forecast

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!
The 3 Manta Ray Viewing Sites in Kona, Hawaii

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.
Are Manta Rays Dangerous?

Are Manta Rays Dangerous?

Are manta rays dangerous - or do they need to defend themselves against predators? Read all about the manta rays' defence mechanisms.
Guidelines for Interacting with Manta Rays

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!

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