Maldives - Manta Bay October 21 – November 4
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Hanifaru Bay, Maldives is one of the greatest dive sites in the world. For a few months each year, ocean currents and wind patterns align to capture krill in this white sand bay in shallow water. This tiny bay acts as a natural krill net and thus attracts hundreds of manta rays and dozens of whalesharks to feed on the dense krill buffet. When ocean conditions are perfect, divers can swim alongside the greatest gathering of mantas ever seen in the wild. When ocean currents are fickle, the bay can be nothing but sand. Good timing and luck are essential, thus our experienced boat and photo crew are essential for making the best out of our timing.
Watch a video from one of our previous trips:
Trip Leader: Berkley White
Photo Guide: Berkley White
Berkley White is a leading internationally-published professional photographer, instructor, and expert in the field of underwater photography and videography and the founder of Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo in Monterey, California. He shares his in-field photographic techniques and digital methods through a series of select international travel events each year. Berkley will use his experience in Hanifaru bay to maximize imaging opportunities with this special manta gathering. He will also be on site to assist all shooters with technical advice and trouble shooting gear issues. Don't miss this opportunity to visit this unique natural event in the Maldives with an experienced professional.
$5970 per person, double occupancy
14 nights aboard the Manthiri
Airfare to Maldives (MLE)
Accommodations before and after cruise
Soft drinks, Alcohol, crew tip
Boarding: October 21, 9AM
Returning: November 4, 9AM
We suggest you arrive in Male (MLE) the day before the trip boards.
Please contact us to secure your spot on this very special expedition.