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Wing named official Hula Kai underwater videographer

Manta rays are common visitors to Kona's waters. (Photo courtesy of James Wing)


Big Island Ocean Guides has announced the appointment of James Wing as the official Hula Kai underwater videographer.

Marine photographer Wing, known locally as the “Manta Man,” brings two decades of manta ray and scuba diving experience along the Kona Coast. Wing’s work has been prominently featured in the New York Times, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Honolulu Advertiser in addition to numerous dive and travel publications. His marine subjects include manta rays, whales, dolphins, and reef fish.

Manta Rays are a “must do” for anyone who travels to Hawaii and the activity has been touted as “one of the top-10 things to do in your lifetime” by the Travel Channel.

As Hula Kai’s official underwater videographer, Wing records the manta ballet on each excursion and participants can view it on a HD monitor during the short jaunt back to Keauhou.

A fully edited, customized DVD with music is made available for purchase to passengers to preserve and share this once in lifetime experience with friends and family.

Hula Kai’s Evening Manta Night Snorkel & Dive Adventure departs nightly at sunset. Guests are treated to a fun yet safe environment in which to observe up close the gentle and graceful mantas feeding nightly on plankton.

Excursion includes snorkel gear, wetsuit, instruction plus warm beverages, soups and snacks. For information or to make a reservation on a Hula Kai Manta Night Snorkel & Dive go to:

Fair Wind, Big Island Ocean Guides offer exclusive snorkeling and scuba diving tours to exciting locations along the beautiful Kona Coast. Fair Wind’s tradition of excellence and aloha has earned a well- deserved reputation as the first choice among residents and visitors for ocean adventure fun. Fair Wind is ranked the No. 1 activity in Kailua Kona by Trip Advisor.

(Photo courtesy of James Wing)

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