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2-Tank Twilight + Night Reef Charter

Explore the reefs after dark: intriguing invertebrates, majestic mollusks, and captivating crustaceans

Quick Details

Certified Diver

The first dive of this 2-tank charter is a twilight reef dive, followed by a night reef dive. Dusk dives are a great opportunity to see diurnal animals settling into their cover for the night and the first wave of nocturnal animals starting to wake up.

While night diving in 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.

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.

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.


All Twilight + Night Reef charters include air tanks, dive weights, dive lights, defog, and complementary use of our masks, snorkels and full-foot fins.

Snacks are served between dives (including our famous homemade brownies!) and a variety of hot and cold beverages are available. Our 54 ft. catamaran includes a protective cabin and a hot freshwater shower to rinse off after diving.

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).


Rental Gear
– 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

Private Guide

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.


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.