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The best destinations for diving with manta rays

As with any marine animal, there are no guarantees of seeing these majestic creatures of the deep, but there are several spots around the world where your chances of seeing mantas are increased. Here are some of our best places to dive with manta rays.

Discover the stars and the sea in the Maldives

Discover the sky at night with Anantara Kihavah. Introducing SKY – the Maldives’ very first over water observatory housing the most powerful telescope in the region. With the Maldives’ located just above the equator and with non-polluted skies; both hemisphere’s stars are clearly visible from Anantara Kihavah, and their latest island offering is well and […]

Summer savings for trips with manta rays in the Maldives

July to September 2018 is one of the best diving periods to see manta rays and whale sharks in the Maldives. The monsoon season in the Maldives presents one of the best times of the year to dive amongst manta rays feeding off the plankton. Numerous travel accolades pronounce the destination as one of the best […]

The best seasons for diving in the Maldives

Diving in the Maldives is an experience not too be missed. With an incredible abundance of marine life and crystal clear waters it has attracted divers from all over the world. There really isn’t a bad time of year to dive in the Maldives but here is a guide of what you can expect from […]

Diving with mantas and whale sharks in the Maldives

The Maldives is a great destination for dive holidays year round and whale sharks and mantas can be seen throughout the year in the archipelago, however, there are some things you should know in order to really get the most out of this one a kind experience. Where to see whale sharks and mantas The […]

Maldives Diving: A Diver’s Paradise

The travelling diver whether travelling solo or with other divers may choose a Maldives liveaboard with an extension of a few resort nights, but if travelling with a non-diving partner or family there are around 109 Maldives Island Resorts to choose from. With one island to one resort these Maldives resorts are as varied as […]

Thailand Liveaboard: A Bond getaway ship!

James Bond is a Scuba diver. This we know. From his watch to his official title as an officer in the Royal Navy, James is a diver. Now if you’ve watched more than a handful of 007 movies you’ll know he’s fond of an underwater adventure or two. Well, if you remember The Man With […]

Swimming with manta rays

By Gavin Parsons “What has a wingspan of up to seven metres?” That was a question in a pub quiz last week and I’m the only one who got it right. Some guessed condor, others golden eagle, but while these birds are impressive they are never going to beat the correct answer – the manta ray. […]

Diving Raja Ampat – life on the line

By Gavin Parsons Charles Darwin is revered, Edward Wallace is a biologist’s pin-up, but Richard Lydekker is largely forgotten, which is a shame because for divers, his discovery gives us reason to dive Raja Ampat. Lydekker was a biogeographer: a scientist who studies where animals live. A modern day biogeographer might study the lionfish invasion […]

Oman – where megafauna plays

By Gavin Parsons Around the world opportunities for true exploration diving are dwindling. Dive sites are being named, mapped and filmed with a GoPro and put on Youtube. But there is a place not too far away with a diving reputation that is due to explode onto the world Diving stage. That Diving in Oman.  […]

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