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Ocean Kuleana (Responsibility)

Manta Adventures Kona, HI
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MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION:

When snorkeling along the Kona coast, please do NOT stand on or touch the coral.  You will harm this delicate animal and ultimately the entire ecosystem.  Please do not feed the fish. Please look, but do not harass (touch, pet, grab, or chase) the Green Sea Turtles.  They are a protected species, and a stiff penalty can result from harassment.  MAHALO.

SUNSCREEN:  Please use a waterproof, environmentally friendly sunscreen and apply it prior to arriving to increase its effectiveness and to reduce the amount of unabsorbed sunscreen ending up in OUR ocean. This unabsorbed sunscreen ultimately does harm to the oceans ecosystem and most importantly the marine coral LIFE.  

For a list of the available eco-friendly sunscreens Click

Manta Adventures and its crew are proud members of the Surfrider Foundation

MANTA ADVENTURE

PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES

OBSERVE ONLY:  No touching. Resist the urge to “pet” the mantas. This will rub off their protective mucus coating. Do not chase, grab, or try to take a ride on the mantas. This doesn’t benefit the animal in anyway.

SNORKELER POSITION:  Snorkelers must stay on the surface and keep legs horizontal. Do not dive down into the water column. This is prohibited.

LIGHTS:  Snorkelers please shine all lights down.

TAKING PHOTOS or VIDEO:  When taking underwater photos or video please be considerate of people and the mantas. Minimize your equipment in the water column and let the mantas come to you. The flash must be in off position when taking any manta picture or video.

These guidelines were established by manta operators in Kona, Hawaii. 

DOLPHIN AND WHALE ADVENTURE PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES

Manta Adventures practices and promotes the NOAA SMART program for Dolphin Adventures and the SENSE program for  Whale adventure activities. Please see the guidelines below for further understanding of these guidelines and your adventures tour expectation.

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