Swimming with Manta Rays in the Maldives: A Maldives Bucket List Experience
Many travellers who visit the Maldives add manta ray encounters to their bucket list of adventures, and a stay at Vilamendhoo, with its enviable location in South Ari Atoll, can fulfil all that and more.
Manta rays are truly magical to watch, and an up-close experience with these pelagic creatures is high on every traveller’s things to do in the Maldives.
Mantas, the queen of the ocean, can be seen at well-known manta hotspots and cleaning stations: Mahibadhoo and Rangali Madivaru, which are within easy reach of Vilamendhoo. Although mantas can be huge in size, they are harmless and pose no danger to humans. In fact, they are usually curious sea creatures and swim around snorkellers and divers.
Manta rays can be spotted in South Ari Atoll, particularly at Rangali – also known as Manta Point – a marine protected reef on the south of Rangali Kandu, cruising and feeding on plankton around the rich waters throughout the year. On the one hand, from May to October, manta ray sightings are more common, allowing divers and snorkellers to see them on almost a daily basis in larger congregations.
The team at Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo will guide dive enthusiasts and ocean lovers alike to experience this unique wildlife adventure in a respectful and ethically considerate manner.
Book Now for the Maldives Manta Season – For Vilamendhoo, It’s All Year-round
Whether it be a solo getaway, a dive holiday with your friends, or an adventure-filled family vacation, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is here to provide you with a safe and beautiful holiday experience in paradise.
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