During manta ray season, you are likely to dive with up to 10 manta rays. The mantas come in different sizes and can grow up to 6 metres wide. These mystical creatures often dive close to scuba divers. Therefore, you can enjoy their dance moves up close as they feed on plankton. Other highlights of the dive include the numerous leopard sharks that sleep peacefully on the ocean floor. Sometimes, you can also encounter humpback whales, as they migrate during the months of May to October. Further, the dive hosts a variety of marine wildlife, including wobbegong sharks, turtles, dolphins and a myriad of tropical fish.
Importantly, you need to be mindful of ocean conditions at the dive site, as currents have been known to present a problem. However, with some careful dive planning, we can use this to our advantage.
Without a doubt, this is one dive you have to do in your lifetime!
Finally, Shag Rock will be the alternative dive site, if the conditions aren’t in our favour.
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