Best Places to Dive with Manta Rays in Asia
Read on and discover ZuBlu’s carefully selected Top 5 destinations to dive with manta rays in Asia - from the world-famous Hanifaru Bay in the Maldives, to Bali, Sangalaki and Komodo in Indonesia, these destinations are sure to provide you with an incredible underwater manta experience.
Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
Raja Ampat is fast becoming one of the best places in Indonesia to dive with manta rays, but because of its more remote location, it narrowly missed making it to our Top 5 manta ray destinations. As well as being home to some of the best reef diving on the planet, Raja Ampat has several dive sites where both reef and oceanic manta rays are seen on a regularly basis. In the north, the famous ‘Manta Ridge’ and ‘Manta Sandy’ sites are both very consistent for reef manta rays, and ‘Blue Magic’ often has visit oceanic manta rays. In the south, close to Misool, ‘Magic Mountain’ has both reef and oceanic manta rays - a unique experience for divers lucky enough to see both in a single dive! Manta rays can be seen throughout the main season from October to May, but December to March offers the best combination of weather and good chances of encountering manta rays.
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