The Barefoot Manta Island Dive shop serves as a busy hub from which marine biologists Dan and Heather offer training, a marine conservation volunteer programme and daily double dives on the surrounding reefs. Depending on numbers, Barefoot Manta usually offers morning and afternoon double dives. Night dives are also easy to arrange as they are on the house reef.
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Barefoot Manta Island Dive Resort is on the northern tip of Drawaqa Island, and has access to both the western and eastern bays. (So you can go diving anyway the winds blows…)
What to expect
Diving starts at around 9am daily, with tanks and regs carried down the beach to the boat. There are at least 20 dive sites within a short distance, ranging from shallow coral gardens to pinnacles, coral walls and caves to explore.
Entry is a backward roll over the side, and exit is via the ladder at the rear. Even after two dives, and a surface interval, you will be back at the Barefoot Manta resort in time to catch lunch.
The manta snorkel is hugely popular, so quite often every available boat will be used. Typically your dive guides will jump in first as spotters and find the gentle giants for you.