Always wanted to swim with the giant Manta Rays of the ocean? Then the Manta Point is the place to go! Accommodation in Maldives would not be a problem while you engage in these exciting ventures as you will find Anantara Dhigu Maldives to be a delightful Maldives resort which guarantees an ideal stay. Across the Badung Strait from Bali’s Southern Tip is where it is found, just 1 hour’s sail away from Male. A unique experience in every way, the Manta point has gained a reputation as being one of the most consistent sites attracting a large number of big Manta Rays. This is where the Manta Rays feed during the southwest monsoon when planktons bloom in profusion and here they also get cleaned by smaller fish at ‘cleaning stations’. The best way to experience this is by remaining neutrally buoyant and letting the Manta Rays come to you. They will then circle around the divers letting them catch their full glory in clear view. Divers however are asked not to chase or harass mantas since they are easily frightened and will be less inclined to return in the future if startled.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+