Traveling as much as I do, people are always curious to know what my favorite place is to dive with manta rays. For me this is a near impossible question as there are so many wonderful locations out there.
Different regions of the world offer different opportunities so I set out to construct a ‘top ten’ list and a bit of a guide to help the public know where and when to travel to these incredible destinations.
My team and I regularly travel to many of these locations for research or for filming purposes so please consider joining one of our “Ray of Hope Expeditions” to support our efforts in the field.
Either way, I encourage you to get out there and have your life changed by an extraordinary manta ray encounter! - Andrea Marshall
ANDREA’S TOP 10 BEST MANTA DIVES WORLDWIDE
Inhambane Province (Mozambique)
Info- Southern Mozambique is the only known destination worldwide where divers can regularly dive with both species of Manta, even at the same time! This unlike... Read more
Baa Atoll (Maldives)
Info- Baa Atoll might be small but it hosts one of nature’s most extraordinary events. Once a year during the monsoon season, reef manta rays gather in stagge... Read more
Info- The Komodo National Park is the truly one of the most intriguing destinations on the planet. The last stronghold of the Komodo dragon, this incredible isl... Read more
Revillagigedo Archipelago (Mexico)
Info- The Revillagigedo Archipelago is located a whopping 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, making it one of the most remote diving destinations on the planet.... Read more
Raja Ampat (Indonesia)
Info- Raja Ampat- the center of global marine biodiversity. If you haven’t yet visited the Bird’s Head Seascape Archipelago, then stick it on your b... Read more
Isla de la Plata (Ecuador)
Info- Isla de la Plata is the undiscovered jewel of the Pacific. Lying just off shore of the mainland of Ecuador most people opt to visit the Galapagos Islands ... Read more
Black Rock (Myanmar)
Info- This tiny offshore island in the Mergui Archipelago is one of my favorite dive sites in the world. Lost in time, diving in the Mergui Archipelago feels li... Read more
Nusa Penida (Bali, Indonesia)
Info- This lush, sparsely populated island off Bali is a heaven for reef manta rays. Declared a protected area to safeguard megafauna species like the manta ray... Read more
Info- While it could be mistaken for an ordinary, sleepy Mexican village, hoards of tourists are now flocking to this tiny island a few hours northwest of Cancu... Read more
Info: This tiny island is considered by many to be one of the top places to dive with manta rays in the Pacific. With a relaxed island feel, the dives here are... Read more