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“Manta Ray night dive/snorkel was a breathtaking experience!”
Review of Torpedo Tours

Torpedo Tours
Ranked #73 of 201 Tours in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
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“Manta Ray night dive/snorkel was a breathtaking experience!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

If you're going to go on one snorkel/dive on your Hawaiian vacation, this is the one to do!! My husband, my 19-year-old son and I did the snorkel option. The group holds onto a styrofoam surfboard and floats on the surface. Lights are shone in the water to attract plankton and the manta rays come to feed. There were at least 20 rays gliding by last night, doing somersaults through the water, inches from me. It was an amazing experience. My 21-year-old daughter did the scuba option. Alan did a fabulous job briefing and instructing the divers before they went out. She hasn't stopped smiling about the experience yet. The crew were all professional and knowledgeable, and a lot of fun. Bins available on board for dry items, juice/soda/water included. The cost was about $90 per person, plus an additional $25 for the scuba gear. The ONLY small glitch was difficulty locating the boat at the marina. Otherwise, a magical night!!

Visited August 2014
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Truckee, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great Diving With Torpedo Tours”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

A friend and I did two, 2-tank dives with these guys and had a great time. On the second trip we were treated to a visit by a rather large tiger shark swimming by. Mike and Alan were great and very knowledgable about their dive sites. It was nice to see these guys getting as much enjoyment out of their day as we were. Even did some fishing during our surface interval.

Visited July 2014
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Yarra Valley, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Manta ray night snorkel with Torpedo Tours, Kona”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The manta ray snorkel was fabulous and the crew were professional and helpful. It was a fantastic experience and we thoroughly recommend this company. 100 percent happy, the only thing they can improve on is some signage as it was hard to find the boat.

Visited July 2014
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Evansville
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“Great crew + awesome locale = great dives.”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Mike, Nikki & Scout made a great day even better. Very accommodating and professional. Topped off with the night Manta dive -- fabulous experience.

Visited June 2014
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“Cranky Captain”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I would definitely recommend a manta ray dive, but with another dive company. The captain of the boat should rename the company torpedo horrors. He was cranky and pushy with all the divers and snorkelers. Overly nit-picking about what everyone was doing. We should have known that they wouldn't be great when we called for directions and they said to refer to their website. Even when knowing we were on our honeymoon, they did not work to make it a special experience. Worst dive company I've experienced.

Visited June 2014
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