Diving At Manta Point In Maldives
Dive in to the thrilling depth of oceans at Manta Point
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Manta Point, North Male Atoll (Maldives)
The Manta Point, Maldives, generally known as the ‘Lankan Manta Point’, is a happening dive site on the south eastern side of North Male Atoll. The place comes to life with final months of the south west monsoon season, during the period of May to November. The best place to experience underwaters is at Manta Point diving site. It takes its name from an island in the vicinity called Lankanfinolhu (meaning: paradise) and the manta cleaning stations that are located here. The Manta Point in Maldives offers a unique experience of diving with the manta rays which is freaking and adventurous at the same time.
Diving Experience at Manta Point
This dive site is a handsome reef with a considerable slope. To know more about the place, it has three cleaning stations where the mantas queue up to use the services of the cleaner fishes living around the place. Diving at the Manta Point, Maldives can be a thrilling experience as you might get to hover slightly above and beneath the cleaning station. That rich experience is a treat to the eyes while watching the mantas roam around. Although, it cannot be denied that the Manta Rays are the major elements of attraction this sight has a numerous and diversified shoal of fishes adding to the variety of aquatic life you see.
Manta Ray night dive experience is another thrilling experience that should not be missed. Once you go around diving into the point, you reach and gain and experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. There you will see a peculiar phenomenon that the reef itself acts as a huge cleaning station. Regular sightings of white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, hump head wrasse, barracuda and hawksbill turtles is a characteristic phenomenon of the place. You will only get to explore the beautiful aquatic life while swimming with manta rays. As said, the richness of the place is immense and that will be more apparent when you peep in the cracks and crevices and find the lobster, moray eels, shrimp, octopus and other beautiful live jewels of the Indian Ocean.
Richness of Nature
The diving point of Manta is a haven for divers who are comfortable with currents and drift diving. If interested, the place also offers diving training courses for you to experience much more than what the commons do. The average depth of the dive is 45 metre whereas the reefs and corals can be found up till the level of 80 metres down the ocean.
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Manta Point is an excellent and very popular diving site.
You can see schools of clown fish, Manta Rays, butterfly fishes and many other species.
If you want to take a glimpse of manta rays, the best months are from November to April as numerous manta rays can be spotted during that time.
Manta rays are not harmful, they cannot hurt or harm any swimmer or diver. They are keen to swim around people and even have a tendency to jump out of water to free themselves from parasites.
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