Conservation through Research, Awareness and Education

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As part of our mission to raise awareness and provide education on manta ray conservation, the Manta Trust has teamed up with regional eco-minded tourism operators to provide ‘Manta Expeditions’. This is our newest venture in raising vital awareness for these animals, a series of liveaboard dive and snorkel trips that focus specifically on getting our guests in close proximity to manta rays, whale sharks and other ‘wish list’ marine species, while imparting expert knowledge and skills….

A core focus of the expeditions is to not only to provide close encounters with manta rays but to enthuse and educate divers in marine conservation issues and the environment surrounding them. Through a series of presentations on topics covering local marine species and habitats, The Manta Trust trips ensure that divers leave with an increased awareness of the threats these graceful creatures are facing and, perhaps more importantly, how they can help.

Workshops in collecting and recording manta ID images cements the theoretical and practical aspects of the research being conducted by giving divers the tools to get involved, knowing that they are contributing meaningful data to the project.  Divers are then able to continue this work on future dive trips by submitting  their ID shots on-line to the Manta Trust’s global database.

The Manta Trust has ongoing research and conservation projects located all around the world at many of the ocean’s top manta ray dive destinations.  At each of these locations our project leaders expertise and local knowledge of the manta ray population and the natural history of their region ensures our guests receive a genuinely enriched and educational experience.  We are currently working with a number of worldwide tour operators to offer the best opportunities to interact with and learn more about manta rays. If you are interested in joining a manta expert on one of their trips, please contact us at:

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