Elusive Underwater

When we travel we usually conduct a lot of research before finally deciding on a place. If diving or snorkelling is involved, there’s always a part of me that gets even more excited. That is because I have a list of sea creatures I really want to see! Through a number of trips I have been lucky enough to see dolphins, turtles, sharks, groupers, stingrays, clownfish and many more.


But for over 10 years one sea creature always seemed elusive – The Manta Ray.

  • I snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef and witnessed nothing…
  • I stayed in a specific resort in Fiji called Manta Ray Bay – not one in sight!
  • We deep dived Mozambique and were joined by an array of marvels including a leopard shark – but no Mantas.
  • We did a specific Manta Ray night Dive in Hawaii – But nope no luck.

The Manta Ray was my unicorn, however many times they were sighted or promised, it was just simply not my day.

So in a recent trip to the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia where there was a sighting, we spend there in haste to find….



14 thoughts on “Elusive Underwater

    1. Hey the barrier reef was actually the worst snorkelling I have done! The opposite side of Australia is so much better and Indonesia is even better! I hope you get to dive one day it’s incredible. Check out my extreme sports post on the site


  1. Great post! I just came back from a diving trip in Papua New Guinea where I went diving with manta rays! It was one of the best experiences of my life and I find the species so gentle and curious. Thanks for reminding me how special nature can be. Wonderful read. Time to plan another adventure!

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      1. Hey – I haven’t seen your other posts yet. I published my first blog today on my own Manta experience so I am still trying to get the hang of this site! Please send me a link if you recommend another post. I am always happy to have some reading material and I certainly loved this one! Thank you 🙂

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