Join the Manta Search Snorkel Boat

11 Nov 2021

It’s Manta Season! Get ready for a great big tick next to ‘Snorkelling with Mantas’ on your bucket list!

Our Manta Search Boat provides an amazing opportunity to spend time with these gentle giants of the ocean. Join us on our dedicated Manta Search Boat throughout manta season when sightings are likely, you’ll spend between 2.5 and 3 hours out on the boat where the captain, crew and snorkel guide will do their best to to find the mantas at their favourite spots. During the boat trip you can chat to our friendly snorkel guides and about manta ray conservation as well as some interesting facts.

Once the mantas have been spotted, it’s time for the real fun to begin – snorkelling in their presence is something you will never forget. Sometimes they get really close and then you really appreciate just how big they are – but don’t worry, they’re completely harmless and despite their huge mouths, they eat only plankton! You might see them getting cleaned at cleaning stations, or feeding at the surface, they often form a long train and if you’re lucky they may even perform a barrel roll right in front of you – there’s a reason they’re known as the ballerinas of the ocean.

The Maldives has the largest Reef Manta population in the world so even though sightings cannot be guaranteed, you’ll be in the best place to try.

Manta Search Boats are very popular so make sure you book your place in advance! Check your Kuredu, Komandoo, Hurawalhi or Innahura resort app, or pop into any Prodivers dive center and the team will be happy to help you book. Kudadoo residents can organise manta search activities with their private butler.

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