Have you ever gone night snorkeling? If not, you’re missing out! Night snorkeling is a unique experience that allows you to see the underwater world in a completely different way. But how does it work? In this blog post, we will explain to you how visibility works during night snorkeling and what you can expect to see.

Why go snorkeling at night?

The first question you might be asking is, why go snorkeling at night? There are a few reasons! First of all, the underwater world is a completely different place at night. You will see animals that you would never see during the day, and the colors of the coral are much more vibrant. Secondly, it’s simply a lot cooler to go snorkeling at night! The water is usually much calmer and there are fewer people around.

Even better, manta rays are much more common to see at night. Read about the best time of day to see manta rays to learn more.

Is night snorkeling dangerous?

Now that we’ve convinced you to go night snorkeling, you might be wondering if it’s safe. The answer is yes, it is! As long as you take the proper precautions and follow the guidelines set by your tour company or instructor, you will be fine.

So how does visibility work during night snorkeling?

Visibility during night snorkeling works differently than during day snorkeling. During the day, sunlight penetrates the water and illuminates everything beneath the surface. This makes it easy to see obviously.

A waterproof flashlight or spotlight is necessary to fully enjoy nighttime snorkeling. There are dive lights made specifically for this purpose that can be rented or purchased.  We always recommend going with a licensed tour operator, such as Kona Style, if you are thinking of snorkeling at night.  We provide the dive lights, snorkel equipment, and wetsuit tops to make sure you have all the necessary equipment for a great evening.

Night snorkeling is a unique experience

If you’re looking to experience night snorkeling during your stay on the big island, check out Kona Style! We offer a unique experience to snorkel at night with manta rays. Even better – if you don’t see a manta ray during your snorkel time you get to rebook for free!

Thank you for reading, and we look forward to seeing you!