Explore Kona’s underwater wonders with a morning of diving on Hale Kai, our comfortable custom-built 34ft. catamaran! Our local dive sites (ranging from Pawai Bay to Makako Bay) feature dramatic drop-offs, bustling coral reefs, stunning structure and a dazzling variety of marine animals.
1-Tank Night Reef Charter
A stunning array of weird and wonderful animals come out only after the sun goes down.
- Certified Diver
While Kona is deservedly famous for our Manta Ray Night Dive, there’s a lot more to see on our reefs at night. A stunning array of weird and wonderful animals come out only after the sun goes down.
Shortly before sunset, we venture to one of our many local dive sites on our comfortable 34ft. catamaran. When conditions allow, we try to choose dive sites with structure such as archways or lava tubes as they offer ideal habitat for nocturnal species! As the sun sets, our passionate and knowledgeable guides provide a thorough briefing about diving at night, specific critters to look for, and behaviors divers may observe.
After dark, invertebrates come out in full force and the reefs teem with a variety of nocturnal specialists. Shrimp, crabs, lobsters, snails, nudibranchs, octopus, and squid can be found in abundance. Eels, trevally, and other hunters roam the reef in search of a meal. Occasionally curious sharks and rays cruise by.
These dives are a crew favorite. We love seeing new animals and behaviors!
We keep our groups small, with no more than 5 divers per divemaster. More personalized attention helps make diving safer- and more fun!
All Night Reef charters include air tanks, dive weights, dive lights and complementary use of our masks and full-foot dive fins.
Snacks and a variety of hot and cold beverages are provided, including our famous homemade brownies! After your dive, rinse off with our hot freshwater shower.
Bring with You
Swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, hat, rash guard, refillable water bottle, hair ties, reef-safe sunscreen and anything else you need for a fun day in the ocean. Since this charter concludes at night, warm, dry clothes to change into after your dive are encouraged (most are comfortable with a sweatshirt or light jacket).
– Weight integrated BCD with trim pockets
– 3 mm or 5 mm full wetsuits (5 mm recommended for most divers)
– Nitrox-compatible computer
– Regulator (regulator rental automatically includes a dive computer)
Enriched Air Nitrox
Not required, but always recommended. Digital analyzer available on board.
Not Nitrox certified? We offer Nitrox Certification and Introduction to Nitrox
Want to set your own pace without worrying about anyone else? A private guide can help personalize your experience so you get exactly the kind of dive you want. Fewer divers in a group can also make for more intimate and engaging animal interactions. A great option for photographers trying to get the perfect shot.
IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDER
Scuba diving is an extreme sport and restrictions must be adhered to before, during and after to mitigate potential health risks. Post-diving, this includes flying, going to altitude, freediving and other activities that could contribute to Decompression Sickness.