Manta rays are one of nature’s most beautiful and elusive creatures, they are very hard to spot in the waters and are very rare. But, there is one place in the world you get to swim with them; read on to know more.
Manta rays are the largest species of rays and they belong to the genus manta. These rays can grow up to 7metres in width and a fully-grown manta could weigh up to a whopping 1600 kilograms.
Where can you find them?
Mantas are filter feeders and they feed on microscopic oceanic organisms such as krill and planktons, so they are commonly found in waters where these organisms live in large quantities which turns out to be tropical regions near the equator. In Archipelagos such as the Maldives to be precise.
How can you swim with them?
You can see and swim along with these creatures by visiting the many dive sites that these creatures are commonly found in. If you are stationed at a Luxury Resort in the Maldives which belong to popular resort chains the likes of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, you can visit dive sites by joining a diving excursion. You can do this by simply reaching out to the front desk.
Things to remember
If you get to swim with these majestic creatures, remember not to touch them and disrupt them while they are feeding or even when they are just moving. Also, be aware of your surroundings at all times if you are on a diving tour. Try not to touch any other things on the ocean floor or try to feed any marine creatures during your excursion.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+