Manta Sanctuary Snorkelling

Magical Manta Rays: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Adventure at Hanifaru Bay

Discover the ethereal world of manta rays and experience the surreal sensation of swimming alongside these gentle giants at Dusit Thani Maldives.

Welcome to the enchanting world of Dusit Thani Maldives, where every day unfolds like a dream, and unique experiences await around every corner. Today, we invite you to embark on an extraordinary journey into the underwater realm of Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that serves as a haven for manta rays and whale sharks during their feeding season.

Manta-On-Call: Your Ticket to Adventure

At Dusit Thani Maldives, our dedicated team of marine experts ensures that you never miss an opportunity to get up close and personal with these captivating creatures. By signing up for our exclusive "Manta-On-Call" service, you'll be the first to know when a manta ray sighting occurs.

Our vigilant rangers will be on constant lookout, and as soon as they spot a group of manta rays, you'll be notified, no matter where you are on the island. With your bags packed and your snorkeling gear ready, you'll be whisked away within 30 minutes to the mesmerizing Hanifaru Bay.

A Spectacle Unlike Any Other

As you arrive at the bay, you'll be greeted by the breathtaking sight of manta rays gracefully gliding through the crystal-clear waters. These majestic creatures, with wingspans of up to 20 feet, create an incredible spectacle as they elegantly swirl and swoop in search of their favorite food: plankton.

Under the guidance of our experienced team at Ocean Dive Centre, you'll slip into the water, where you'll be welcomed into the manta rays' ethereal world. As you float weightlessly, watching these gentle giants dance beneath you, you'll feel an overwhelming sense of awe and appreciation for the beauty and mystery of the ocean.

An Unexpected Surprise: The Whale Shark Encounter

While the manta rays are undoubtedly the stars of the show at Hanifaru Bay, on key dates during the season, you might just be in for an added surprise. The area is also known for attracting the elusive whale shark, the largest fish in the sea. These gentle giants can grow up to 40 feet in length, and swimming alongside them is an experience that will leave you speechless.

Swimming with manta rays and whale sharks in Hanifaru Bay is a truly unforgettable experience that will remain etched in your memory long after you've left the idyllic shores of Dusit Thani Maldives. So why wait? Sign up for our Manta-On-Call service and let us whisk you away on an awe-inspiring adventure that will redefine your understanding of beauty and wonder.