Public comment sought on mooring plans for Kona manta viewing sites

  • A manta ray pulls away from a cleaning station in Keauhou Bay in 2020. (Barry Fackler/Community Contributor)

  • Tour companies shine their lights to attract manta rays outside of Keauhou Bay for the nightly snorkel and dive excursions in this 2018 file photo. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Boaters and divers look for manta rays in February off Keauhou. (Kristin Uini/Community Contributor)

Public comment is being sought by the state on plans to install day-use mooring bouys at two popular manta ray diving sites off the Kona Coast.