DOBOR to release draft rules for manta ray viewing sites in West Hawaii

  • A manta swims by as a tour operator sets up for snorkelers outside of Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Tour companies shine their lights to attract manta rays outside of Keauhou Bay for the nightly snorkel and dive excursions. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Tour companies shine their lights to attract manta rays outside of Keauhou Bay for the nightly snorkel and dive excursions. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Tour companies shine their lights to attract manta rays outside of Keauhou Bay for the nightly snorkel and dive excursions. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Tour companies shine their lights to attract manta rays outside of Keauhou Bay for the nightly snorkle and dive excursions. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Tour companies shine their lights to attract manta rays outside of Keauhou Bay for the nightly snorkel and dive excursions. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Following years of discussion and deliberation, the Department of Land and Natural Resources has formulated a list of draft rules regarding proposed regulations and changes to manta ray viewing sites.