Looks like we have left the rainy season behind, meaning that we have (most of the time) blue skies and calm seas; making it ideal for our divers to go to Manta Point almost daily. And the Mantas looks like are also enjoying the cleaning and feeding in one of our favorite dive sites; this last week there have been heaps of Mantas at Manta Point.
And there is also a big variety amongst the dozens of Mantas that visit the place: Juveniles, Adults, males and females, and the last weeks we have been enjoying the gentle presence of a few pregnant ladies!! Meaning: pops… And new Mantas!! Also a few melanistic mantas (commonly known as Black mantas), that have been very sociable and have been approaching our divers and checking us out.
And also heaps of divers that have enjoyed the flappy things with us this last days: heaps of different nationalities and heaps of diving levels! We have had Gregor, Ksenija and Urska from Slovenia; then Martyn, Ap, Willemya and Diederik, from the Netherlands; Kim, from Denmark; Dahlia and Mauro from Barcelona; Meena, from Egypt; Gisella, Lukas and Thomas, from Germany; Petra, from Finland; Tori and Zac, from Australia; Megan and Andrew, from the States; Massoud, also from the States; Michelle and Erin, From Philippines; Bertie, from Belgium; Seona and Ko, from Korea; Nellie, Josefin and Emma, from Sweden… And the levels go from the ones that have tried diving for the first time in their lifes to the experience Instructors.. Well, and our 2 helpful Divemaster Trainees: Ahsley and Simone! That are learning, helping and enjoying a lot!
We also have had some people snorkeling, and enjoying the majestic mantas from the top, like Josephine and Nellie, that couldn’t dive the last day (not enough hours to their flight) so joined the trip snorkeling; also the other half of the Slovenia team: Lucika, Aliosa and Ina; and we also had Linkan, from Jakarta!
Ups, and although it’s not directly related to Manta Rays, our 4 Instructor Development Course candidates passed the Instructor Exams with flying colors. Congratulations again, guys!!
(Thanks to our Instructor Anna for the great photo!!)