Night swimming with manta rays is like skydiving with spaceships – so peaceful, so gentle.
Manta Rays, commonly confused with the Sting Ray that killed Steve Irwin, do not pose harm to humans. They do not have barbs, a venomous stinger or teeth, and love to simply swoop around under lights at night filtering plankton for their dinner.
Historically, mantas were feared by sailors who believed that they ate fish and could sink boats by pulling on the anchors. This changed in 1978 when divers around the Gulf of California swam with them and realized they posed no threat.
Over the past decade, mantas have had an elevated risk of extinction due to pollution, plastic, fishing nets, and harvesting their gill rakers for Chinese medicine. Please do your part to keep trash out of our oceans and refuse products that support manta killing so these friendly giants can grace us with their presence forever more!
WANT TO NIGHT SWIM WITH MANTA RAYS?
Join me on my upcoming July 13 – 20th Hawaii adventure to experience night swimming with Manta Rays and much much much more!