Today the manta didn’t go away. We went up and the manta followed us up to the cable. I think she would have liked to come home with us. What an annoying day.
– Guilherme do Brazil
We jumped into the water in hope to see a manta. Not even five minutes later a large manta, maybe 16 feet long, swam right up to me. I was so stunned. I just stopped moving and floated with my arms spread out. The manta and I looked each other and I was surprised at how funny they look with their eyes spread so far apart on either side of the head. I could see the ridges on the manta’s black and white body and then it turned and swam away from me and made a slow circle around the group. Much to my surprise, it came back again. It was always my dream to see a manta ray underwater and now I have!! Upon reaching the surface, Humberto and I could not stop yelling and giving each other high fives! It was an awesome day.
– Chris from Canada
Mantas, some silky sharks, and the song of the humpback!
My first zodiac ride was really cool. It is a lot easier to get off the zodiac in full scuba gear than to get on… Any how, I spotted two silky sharks during the dive. Exciting stuff!
-Richard from New Jersey
3 mantas overhead almost in reaching distance. They appeared one after another, swooping overhead. We were looking at an octopus when they showed up in perfect form. I didn’t have my camera but was glad because I might have missed this wonderful experience.
– Ed from Maryland