Manta & Turtle Excursion

As an aspirational holiday destination, we know you want to make the best of your amazing escape. Vilamendhoo offers a myriad of things to do in the Maldives, including an exploration of the South Ari Atoll’s magnificent underwater playground.

Join our Manta & Turtle Excursion for a unique experience of the fantastic underwater world of the famed Maldives. This archipelago island nation features thriving marine life and coral reefs, and although not guaranteed, you can take the chance to see and swim with precious sea turtles and manta rays.

Rays are flat shaped fish that eat plankton, molluscs and crustaceans. Manta rays can reach lengths of up to 8 metres. Like sharks, mantas must keep moving to prevent water flowing over their gills.

Other types of rays in the South Ari Atoll include; Black Spotted Eagle Rays, Torpedo Rays, Feather Tails and Guitar Rays. The best season to spot mantas is from June through to October at Manta Point.

This fantastic adventure is for swimmers only. Snorkelling equipment is available for rent from our Euro-Divers Dive Centre and purchase from our Gift Shop.

The Manta & Turtle Excursion is scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 09:00 – 13:00.

Price: AIP US$75 / FB US$85 per person, with a minimum of 10 persons required and a maximum of 15 persons per trip.

Minimum age is 12. A parent must accompany all children under the age of 16.



The following five excursions will not be available from March 14, 2020 until further notice. Please reach out to the excursion team for alternative excursions or contact receptions by dialing 0 for assistance.

1.       Ocean Discovery
2.       Vila Snorkeling
3.       Family Adventure
4.       Whale Shark
5.       Manta & Turtles

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