Night manta ray snorkel, Kona | Manta ray night dive, Kona

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Bright lights aim upwards, breaking through the gloom surrounding me.  I swivel my head, looking around and up, peering into the darkness beyond the light.  Suddenly an enormous black creature swoops out of the dark, its enormous wings flapping slowly as it heads right towards me.  It’s pale underbelly glows in the lights.  It’s huge …

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Channel Islands SCUBA Diving, California: GIANT KELP DIVING

Channel Islands SCUBA Diving, California

I had descended without any issues and was now about 30 feet/ 9 meters underwater.  In front of me was a wall of giant kelp.  Golden seaweed stretched from the seafloor a couple of meters below me way up to the surface far above me.  I slowly swam into the kelp, gently pushing the swaying …

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