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The dark side of Manta Ray Swim

How can we do our best to protect what is most precious to us?   Manta Ray Snorkel Introduction The Big Island of Hawaii is home to one of the most spectacular spectacles known to man. Every night after sunset dozens of massive flying doormats also known as manta rays look for food. They are…

Kona Hawaii Water Temperature by Month | Kona Snorkel Trips

The waters surrounding the Big Island make for some amazing ocean encounters. Located in the sub-tropics Hawaii Island straddles the warm waters near the equator and the cooler waters of the temperate zone. It’s one of the reasons Humpback Whales travel here from Alaska. These temperatures are averages and so they will only represent temperatures…

What Kind of Sea Turtles are in Hawaii?

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Hawaii is a magical place who’s waters are full of colorful and curious marine life. Many people come to Hawaii in hopes of seeing one of our many sea turtles. The Big Island has many beaches where turtles like to hang out.   Sea Turtle Facts: Hawaii is home to 2 types of sea turtle the Green and Hawksbill…

Moonlight Manta Madness | Snorkeling with Manta Rays in Kona, Hawaii

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As a guide for Kona Snorkel Trips, nightly trips sharing the manta ray snorkeling experience with first-timers never gets old. The guests arriving are usually nervous, they aren’t sure what to expect. Some have been snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay or other sites, but night snorkeling is usually a new experience for them. After getting everyone…

Will Humpback Whales be Taken off the Endangered Species List?

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Humpback whales, (Kohola in Hawaiian), are an integral part of our Hawaiian history and even our mythology. From time immemorial, these huge, gentle creatures have traveled thousands of miles from Alaska to the Hawaiian Islands each winter to mate and birth their calves in the warm, safe waters off our coast. For much of our modern…