Big Island manta rays

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Real Estate Agent with Mauna Kea Realty

I was watching PBS last night and saw an advertisement for the Independent Lens documentary "The Men of Na Kamalei."  It is one of the best programs I have ever seen about men's hula.  The first broadcast in Hawaii was three weeks ago, and it is being aired again this week. 

If you would like a treat, check to see if your PBS station is still airing the show.  It's a good one.  For those of you off island, if you are thinking about visiting next April to see the Merrie Monarch Festival, make your accommodation reservations now.  Rooms can be tough to get.

Manta ray

Last week we took a Captain Zodiak snorkel trip to Captain Cook's Monument.  Wow was it busy!  But the fish didn't seem to mind all the people.  They just keep munching away at the coral and algae.

We received a great tip from Captain Chris which I want to share.  Like the Mauna Kea Resort, the Sheraton in Kona has flood lights pointed on the water for manta ray viewing.  He said a public access shoreline trail is just a stone's throw from the viewing area. 

Michael and I are going to buy a diver's night light to snorkel with the mantas.  I'll let you know how it goes!  If you've already done it, I love to hear about it.

 

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