Snorkel with Mantas while you stay at Reethi Beach Resort, Baa Atoll Maldives
As the centrepiece to the Baa Atoll Unesco World Biosphere Reserve, you have an excellent chance of seeing these incredible sea giants while snorkelling here. The best time to see mantas and whale sharks is from May to November.
"We have seen an overwhelming response from a lot of our new and repeating
guest inquiring about snorkelling with manta rays, Hanifaru bay is a world-
famous snorkelling site, renowned for attracting exceptionally high numbers of
magnificent manta rays and gentle whale sharks. Our team of Ocean Fanatics
are pros at tracking mantas and whale sharks. Join them for a thrilling snorkel
excursion where they'll go in search of mantas or whale sharks every day" said Denise Schmidt Resort Manager, Reethi Beach Resort, Baa Atoll Maldives
Mantas and whale sharks aggregate here in extraordinarily large numbers to feed on the zooplankton that becomes trapped in Hanifaru Bay, making it an amazing spectacle if you're lucky enough to witness it. Hanifaru is one of the only places in the world where so many mantas and whale sharks aggregate in such unusually high numbers, which has led to international recognition and it being celebrated in major publications including National Geographic.
Recently, Reethi Beach Resort was graced by the visit of renowned #oceanconservationist Ocean Ramsey and Juan Oliphant, founder of Ocean Organization and especially One Ocean Diving as an immersive conservation program to serve as a major conservation effort and to help assist with funding for ongoing studies of the ocean.
"Feeling a wonderful sense of serenity looking up at these gorgeous, graceful, gentle giants. Manta rays are harmless and defenceless. Tragically they are quickly heading towards extinction as they are hunted and killed for their gill- rakers for Chinese medicine markets. Please help save mantas by voting to pass laws or supporting efforts for their protection and marine protected areas. Mantas are protected at this incredibly special spot which I am so grateful to be experiencing. Special thanks to @sideytheshark for
helping @juansharks and I to make this quick visit since we were already so close in Qatar and @reethibeachresort and @oceanfanaticsmaldives for hosting us and taking us diving. 🙏 Local research managed
by @baaatollbiospherereserve and they've got a wonderful team of local rangers keeping an eye out for the mantas & @mantatrust team helping with research" said Ocean Ramsey
Page Updated Last on: Aug 28, 2021