Meet the Mantas

28 Jan 2012

There are plenty of fish in the sea. Some of them are overlooked, some admired briefly, some make you want to play peekaboo with them for hours. And then – there are manta rays.

The joy of diving or snorkelling with mantas is incredible and we’re extremely happy every time we can share our excitement with guests by taking them to sites where manta rays frequently go to feed or have their bodies spotlessly cleaned, be it Fushivaru Thila or Dhanifaru or other sites where plankton blooms. Their feeding habits resemble a coral reef ballet, one of those awe-inspiring sights that everyone wishes for. You must have heard about the manta ray madness in the Maldives – don’t miss it out!

As of day, we’ve identified roundabout 230 individuals in the Lhaviyani Atoll. If you would like to find out more about the one that you saw, post a photo of its belly to our Facebook wall and with a little bit of help from Jon Hancock, the PD Manta expert, we’ll tell you more about it!

We’ll look into first 5 submitted photos and try to find a match. If it’s not in our database yet – congratulations, you’ve found a Manta that hasn’t been seen before and you’ll get to name it!