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GH5 - Mantas of South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Discussion in 'U/W Videos' started by matdiver, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. matdiver

    matdiver Nassau Grouper

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    Went looking for whalesharks... no luck there, but we saw plenty of playful mantas!



    Apart from the beginning, the mantas are at 2:45 as well.

    Cheers,

    Matt
     
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  2. Tippytoes12

    Tippytoes12 Manta Ray

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    Fabulous , thanks for sharing, were you on a LOB or in a resort and if so which one ? We have had two fantastic visits to Boutique Beach in Dhigurah, saw whalesharks on both trips , but had better luck with mantas in other areas of the Maldives.
     
  3. dcvf2

    dcvf2 Nassau Grouper

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    Hi « matdiver »...from Belgium :wink:

    Very nice video :):thumb:
     
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Thank you!! Sweet memories.

    I love your choice of music; the sensation of hearing birds whilst watching fish gave me an extra thrill
     
  5. matdiver

    matdiver Nassau Grouper

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    Hi, thanks for your kind comments!

    @Tippytoes12 - Sun Island Resort, which I would definitely recommend. Very good dive centre, with good local dive sites. It was just a question of bad luck with the whale sharks I think, because others saw them whilst I was there. Next time....

    Cheers,
    Matt
     
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  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Apparently I had one swim right over top of me, almost within reaching distance and still didn't see it. And that was the second time that had happened to me (though the first time was in Belize not Maldives) The first time another diver pulled my fin and I was only a foot away and could literally count to spots but not see the whole shark, as I was that close .Without a fin pull, I may have eventually seen it's tail fin, who knows, lol

    Ergo, you may have been closer than you think!
     
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  7. Pelicanne

    Pelicanne Solo Diver

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    Wow - what an amazing film. I’ll be there next month - can’t wait!
     
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