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….