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Garden Eel Cove - Kona HI

Garden Eel Cove is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Kona, HI. This dive site has an average rating of 4.09 out of 5 from 22 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 36-40ft/11-12m.

Home of the amazing MANTA NIGHT DIVE! Many dive companies along the Kona coast voyage to this site nightly to join the manta rays that frequent the area. The manta’s are attracted by the large amount of plankton which is attracted by shore and diver lights.

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SpacemanCraig - 4/07/2019 3:29 AM
Rating Added: 4
Great Dive! Saw Manta Rays during both our day and night dives.
VladMTL - 7/02/2018 5:04 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/29/2018. Average viz: 71-80ft/22-24m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Did this dive as a day dive with Big Island Divers (part of their local Kona diving charter) .. it’s the same location as the Manta Ray Dive that happens at night. Nothing really to see during the day.
JimKoz - 6/23/2015 6:45 PM
Rating Added: 5
Amazing dive. Chartered with Neptune Charlie’s. We had an up close encounter with two known Manta Rays (Lefty and Orion). It’s a night dive because the plankton are attracted to the diver lights and the rays are attracted to the plankton.
Tico - 1/28/2015 9:23 AM
I went scuba diving here on 4/28/2010.
It was my very first time dive.
taylorharris50 - 6/12/2014 7:22 AM
I went scuba diving here on 12/31/2013. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
ScubaKon - 6/09/2013 12:13 PM
Rating Added: 5
Too bad there is no easy shoreline access, shore diving this site IS NOT recommended.
NMGoose - 12/26/2011 5:33 PM
Rating Added: 3
Saw the sand eels standing up from the sandy bottom, hence name "garden eels".