Snorkel Action: Manta Acrobatics

25 Mar 2013

This week has been a fantastic week for our snorkel section. The flat seas and fantastic visibility as provided perfect conditions for the snorkelers, who have been able to take full advantage. With full day and half day trips always running there are lots of options, and the highlight of the last 7 days has to be Karin’s Lhaviyani full day where she had 8 manta rays barrel rolling for 3 hours.

Ranking as one of the best manta encounters Karin has seen in the 3 years she has been here, here and the 13 guests on her boat (Erika, Michael, Sven, Veronika, Axel, Katrin, Iris, Deborah, Mark, Caroline, Kevin, Jeannette & Hans Peter) came across the mantas in the southern part of the atoll around Kanifushi.

Taking advantage of the dense plankton populations close to the water surface the mantas acrobatic displays enable them to feed as quickly and effectively as possible, as well as providing great entertainment for us.