Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mantas, Mantas... Everywhere!!!- by Tara from USA

What a day!!!!

Don't you just love this time of year here in Seychelles!! with the changing of the monsoons, you never quite know what's going to show up.
We started our morning with an early dive brief, heading out to complete twin tank dives.  First site was Sth Conception... a very busy morning there, with a number of White Tip Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays gliding through and the awesome Giant Trevalies just hanging out up in the rock wash.  Very peaceful, and amazing vis!

Then we were off to Bay Ternay to complete out interval stop and it was onto Grouper Point, and check it out!!!

We dropped in , and were all ohhhing and ahhhing over a couple of White Tip Reef Sharks having a wee snooze, when the dive master looked up and there they were... Mantas.
We all just hung at 20 metres watching in amazement as these most beautiful creatures swum around and around our heads.  Estimates are that there were over 100 Mantas! and so very close

So what was meant to be a 50 min drift dive around the point ended up with us all settling on the sand for nearly 20 minutes just watching the antics and acrobatics of the Mantas.
Thanks everyone for making this a most memorable day, I will be talking about this for years to come, and I hope you enjoy the photos.

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