Manta Ray Dive in Kona, Hawaii

I spent the last week as one of the four photo pro at the Kona Classic 2006 (sponsored by Sport Diver Magazine, PADI, Body Glove, and others). As part of the event, we dove the manta ray night dive at Garden Eel Cove, which was absolutely amazing! Our dive operators ID'ed 17 mantas that night, and just before we jumped into the water, we were treated to a bright green flash at sunset. It was as perfect a night dive as one could imagine. Here's are two videos or raw footage I shot that evening (updated with 2nd video):

As promised, here is the second video, which is longer and shows how mantas interact with the divers in the water: