The tour guide spotted this manta ray from the boat. I have no idea how he saw it given that it was so far away and blended in with the coral. The manta ray was far, but quite big. It looked like a different species than the ones we’ve seen in Hawaii.
A giant manta ray rams into me head first
This giant manta ray collides with me head first as it swims past. It truly was not afraid of me. This is when I decided that I had seen enough mantas for the night…
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I took slow motion video of giant manta rays as they swam up close during a night dive
I took this video during a snorkeling excursion in Hawaii at night to see giant oceanic manta rays. I recorded these mantas from up close in slow motion (120 fps) to get a clear view of how they move. The manta rays were friendly, and got very close. You can read more details here.
Several giant manta rays got very close during a night dive (part 2)
One of the many videos I was able to take during the 45 minutes the manta rays were feeding. This was during a snorkeling excursion in Hawaii at night to see the giant oceanic manta rays. They were friendly, and got very close. You can read more details here.