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Manta Rays in Baa Atoll

Visit the UNESCO sanctuary of ocean giants and join them in the water

Manta Rays in Baa Atoll in Maldives - Best Time
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The Maldives is one of the few places where you can see manta rays in massive numbers. Generally, they can be spotted all year round since winter is a good time to observe them on the western side of Maldives atolls, while summer is when manta rays are abundant on the eastern side. Baa Atoll’s UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve welcomes the most famous manta ray gathering from June to October.

Manta Rays in Baa Atoll in Maldives - Best Season
Best time for Manta Rays in Baa Atoll in Maldives

Take a speedboat trip to Hanifaru Bay or Bathaala to snorkel and dive with these amazing sea creatures. Manta alfredi annually migrate in their hundreds to plankton-rich waters of Hanifaru Bay, which is known as the biggest manta feeding station in the world.

Best time to see Manta Rays in Baa Atoll in Maldives

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