Things to do in Kailua Kona

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Atop Mauna Kea (approx 9,000')  sits the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Center they offer stargazing with numerous telescopes on most weekends.  They have expanded to include a wide variety of activities including tours to the summit and Hawaiian culture lectures.  The night sky is amazing up there.  You should definitily go and watch the sunset.

Call the information center or visit their website for weather information and tips on traveling.  BE VERY CAREFUL DRIVING THERE.

Make sure and bring warm clothes. Jeans and jackets. It's more..

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Manta Ray Dives

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A must do for divers (AND snorklers) is the Manta Ray night dive. There are two locations where you go, one just off the marina, and the other off of the Sheraton at the southern end of Kailua.

About 20(?) years ago, it ws noted that Mantas would come to near shore, attracted by the plankton that they feed on. Apparently, the lights from the hotel (Sheraton), used to show the waves to the guests, attracted the plankton, which attracted the Mantas, who feed on the plankton.

Thus, an industry was born.

Obviously, with wild creatures, nothing is guaranteed. more..

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