“Making a difference out in the field and playing an active role in the protection of our oceans is a rewarding and life changing experience.”
Most people that love the ocean dream about playing a more active role in education, research or conservation. Who wouldn’t want to get more involved in something that they are passionate about? To that end Dr. Marshall has always encouraged that people take a proactive approach to their travel or ocean hobbies.
Demand from her supporters, combined with the need to fund her international research, has inspired Andrea to create ‘Ray of Hope Expeditions’. Each year the Queen of Mantas and other senior scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation embark on international expeditions to the world’s foremost manta ray aggregation sites to engage in field research and conservation.
Explore new aggregation sites with us, encounter mantas in remote destinations, photo-document manta rays for upload to Manta Matcher, participate in research activities, investigate manta ray fisheries and receive lectures from world-class biologists as a part of your package. The goals of each of the expeditions are unique but every trip is tailored to engage participants while producing high quality science.
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Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico (New Itinerary- Trip Fully Booked)
Join Andrea, Janneman, Rodrigo Friscione and team in April 2018 as they explorer the Revillagigedo Islands documenting giant manta rays. The remains one of the most exciting places in the world to interact with mantas and the individuals in this region are some of the most curious and playful in the world. April is still humpback whale season so in addition to manta rays, a variety of shark species including hammerheads and other big pelagics we can expect to see and interact with whales which come to the islands to give birth to their calves. One of Andrea’s favorite destinations on earth, a trip to the Revillagigedos should be on every diver’s bucket list!
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Komodo, Indonesia (Limited Spaces Available)
Join Andrea in arguably one of the best aggregation sites for manta rays in Southeast Asia. Komodo is one of the most diverse and exciting places to visit on the planet. From pygmy seahorses to Komodo dragons this National Park has it all. Get ready to see Indonesian diving at its very best. Choose from two exciting expeditions to Raja Ampat in February 2017 on the luxurious Arenui Boutique Liveaboard.
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