Snorkeling with Mantas at Manta Point

Snorkeling with Mantas at Manta Point

The Maayafushi team believe that you can never get enough manta ray action, and the North Ari Atoll in the Maldives is the place to be at the moment to snorkel with these elegant creatures. With manta rays spending a lot of their time close to the surface, snorkeling with them is often more rewarding than diving.

Manta Point, a famous site in North Ari, has a horseshoe-shaped lagoon, where plankton gathers from May to November during the South West Monsoon. During this period, it is very easy to come across mantas that have come to feed on the abundance of food. It’s an impressive site to see one of the largest fish in the ocean, mouths wide-open catching and filter feeding as much plankton as possible.

Snorkeling with manta rays is even suitable for beginner snorkelers – we do however recommend that all participants in our excursions be comfortable swimming in deep water.

TGI Maayfushi organizes snorkeling trips to swim with manta ray twice a week – make sure you don’t miss your chance of seeing these creatures up close and in their natural habitat!