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Manta Madness with MV Scuba Adventure

Posted on July 24th, 2011 by admin-scubacat-dw  |  Comments Off on Manta Madness with MV Scuba Adventure

Manta Rays have to be one of the most spectacular and majestic creatures in the ocean.  Sighting this magnificent ray is often a highlight in a diver’s experience.  In Thailand, we have one of the few populations of Giant Mantas in the world. There are several sites that they can be seen on a regular basis and these are only accessible by liveaboards.

Scuba Cat Diving Phuket Thailand Similans Liveaboards

"Giant Manta Ray"

Scuba Adventure’s program maximises the chance of seeing mantas.

Scuba Cat Diving Phuket Thailand MV Scuba Adventure Similan Liveaboard

Scuba Adventure

The sites include Hin Daeng and Hin Muang on the Southern itinerary and Koh Bon and Koh Tachai on the Northern  itinerary.  Last high season was spectacular on the Southern sites.  Normally, mantas are seen on the Southern sites in April and May, but we had them for the whole season. We couldn’t believe our luck when on the first trip of the season we had 3 mantas on the first dive on Hin Daeng and the second dive we had 6!!!!!! That wasn’t sightings, but mantas!!!

Scuba Cat Diving Phuket Thailand Manta Ray Hin Dueng Hin Mueng

Manta Madness

Mantas have their unique markings. The black and white on their underside is how mantas are identified.  We were so lucky as mantas were seen on virtually every trip much to the excitement of the customers. There was one trip where not only  the customers were diving they were able to snorkel with the mantas too.

A truly amazing experience for everyone on board.