Experience the awe-inspiring thrill of swimming with a school of manta rays during the manta season at Moofushi.
Share the ocean with these beautiful creatures with wingspans of up to 8 metres across. The curiosity of these gentle giants suggests they positively enjoy human interaction.
Manta season at Moofushi
Manta season at Moofushi runs from December to the end of April as the elegant rays migrate through the Ari Atoll in schools following a trail of enticing plankton.
The number of rays during the season means they are regularly encountered by divers and snorkellers alike with our dive centre running trips for both.
Although we still know very little about these magnificent creatures it is known that they are capable of diving to depth of more than 1,000 meters. The rays migrate cyclically with some giant mantas recording distances of over 1,000km.
Despite manta rays coming under increasing threat as the market for their gills continues to rise, they are a protected species in the Maldives where environmental funds are invested in safeguarding their future.
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