Manta madness is back!
Meeting the Maldivian Mantas
The sun was setting over the Indian Ocean, and the sky was going dark as I flew in over the Maldivian archipelago for the first time. The moment my plane touched the ground, my 3 months working for the Maldivian Manta Ray Project had begun. My time in the Maldives was to be spent collecting photographic data on the resident manta ray population, while being based out of a tiny picturesque island called Kuda Huraa.
Blast from the Past!
May Manta Month in Mexico!
Seeking giants in the Deep South onboard the Manta Cruise
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.
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.