MANTA POINT ON KOMODO ISLAND
Indonesia’s most famous MANTA dive Sites !
Savour Your Next Holiday in KOMODO
MANTA POINT KOMODO
As the name implies, Manta Point is where manta rays (Alfredi Mobula) are often spotted while feeding, thus becoming a popular location to meet these gentle marine giants.
Giant, playful creatures that can grow up to 4 meters wide, Manta Rays are relatively harmless and often welcome humans’ proximity. They swim elegantly around Manta Point and feed on tiny plankton.
Aside from the mantas, the marine biodiversity at Manta Point is also relatively healthy, with reefs lying from only 2 meters to 9 meters in depth. Turtles, sharks, eagle rays, giant trevallies, huge clams, various kinds of sponges, and cuttlefish are several things that you may see during your snorkel or dive here.
Following your trip to Komodo or Rinca Islands, the boat will make a stop at Manta Point, at which you could opt to snorkel, dive (on our daily dive trip), or, if you are lucky, swim with the mantas.
Please note that seeing the Manta Rays cannot be guaranteed and is subject to weather and nature conditions.
Departure is around 6.00 am and return will be late afternoon.
Included: breakfast lunch and snorkeling gear, water tea, and coffee.
About MAnta Ray in Komodo
Manta rays can grow up to seven meters in length and weigh up to 1.4 tons, making them one of the largest species of rays. They have a distinctive diamond-shaped body, two large pectoral fins, and a long tail. Manta rays are filter feeders, and they use their wide mouths to scoop up plankton and small fish from the water.
Diving with manta rays at Manta Point is an unforgettable experience. The dive site is accessible by boat, and it usually takes around 45 minutes to reach from the main harbor. Once you arrive, you’ll gear up and dive down to a depth of around 12 meters, where the manta rays congregate.
The best time to see manta rays at Manta Point is during the dry season from May to October, although they can be seen year-round. Manta rays are known to be curious and friendly towards divers, and they often swim very close to them. You can observe them gracefully gliding through the water, flapping their large wings, and occasionally performing acrobatic somersaults.
However, it’s important to remember that manta rays are wild animals, and it’s crucial to respect their space and behaviour. Snorkellers and scuba Divers should not touch, chase, or feed them, and they should maintain a safe distance to avoid disturbing them or causing harm.
Snorkelling and diving with manta rays at Manta Point in Komodo is an awe-inspiring experience that every diver should add to their bucket list. It’s a chance to witness the beauty and grace of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat and to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
Book your experience now with Dragon Dive Komodo.