Conservation through Research, Awareness and Education

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Blast from the Past!

Whilst the Manta Trust have been intensively surveying the wonderful resident reef manta rays of Laamu since 2014, initial identifications began over 4 years ago!

May Manta Month in Mexico!

In Playa del Carmen we celebrated May as month of the elasmobranch species that includes of course mantas and mobula rays! 

Seeking giants in the Deep South onboard the Manta Cruise

Back to Male, back to the civilization at the capital city of the Maldives after two weeks spent diving in the wild south of the country in search of gentle giants, onboard the Manta Cruise, a trip organised in collaboration with 26 Atolls.

First steps in New Caledonia

Early at the beginning of 2015, in association with local dive centre, Kuendu Dive Safari, a new Manta Trust project started in Touho, New Caledonia. Touho is a small village, on the North-East coast, 4 to 5 hours drive from Nouméa (the main city), with around 3,100 inhabitants (11,2 inhabitants/ km²).

Exploring the Deep South of Maldives

Constellation Fleet Maldives teamed up with the Manta Trust and brought guests the chance to dive with, and learn from, its manta ray and marine biology experts during our most recent expedition. Not only did guests dive with the best guides, they experienced and took part in cutting- edge conservation research undertaken by the Manta Trust in order to protect the most majestic of the Maldives’ marine animals.

Countries agree on actions to protect migratory sharks and rays

Last week marked a great milestone as close to 40 governments agreed to set new conservation priorities and enhance protection for migratory shark and ray species during the second meeting of the signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU), held in Costa Rica.

Perfect Palau

Our Co-Founder and Chief Exec Guy Stevens joined other researchers on a research trip to beautiful Palau! Everyone had fantastic dives every day with Mandy Etpison of the Palau Manta ID Project who showed off the wonderful mantas she has been researching.

Yap Manta Mania 2016

Thirty years ago, Manta Ray Bay Resort (MRBR) and Yap Divers introduced the scuba diving world to Yap’s resident manta ray population.  Since then, Yap’s manta ray family has been shared with scuba divers from all over the world. This exposure has often landed Yap’s manta rays on the covers of scuba diving magazines and travel destination articles.

Manta Rays Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are well known for their amazing biodiversity and high levels of endemism. Under the water, the Galapagos is also known for large shark populations, marine turtles, manta rays and sea lions.  The Galapagos is a paradise for those who love nature and the underwater world in particular.

A tale of the Maldives: its environment, its nature and its people

From its very beginning in 1995, Six Senses has been committed to sustainability, and responsibility to the environment and the surrounding communities. It is always located in places of great beauty, close to the nature, giving the opportunity to preserve, protect and rebuild the surrounding environment that ranges from magnificent coral reefs to pristine jungles.

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