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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Swimming with Manta Rays

Over the past two days we've been snorkeling with giant Manta Rays in Maupiti's lagoon - there's a favourite spot (a 'cleaning station') where they glide over a rock and all the Ramora fish come to clean the pests off their skin. We went over in the dinghy (and this morning did a full circumnavigation of the island) and found them (9 of them together, the largest had a span of over 8 feet). They were in about 6 metres of water; unfortunately it wasn't crystal clear but you get the idea from the following photos and video:

Here's a short video of the action

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