Our pick of the 5 best places to dive with Manta Rays, from the Maldives and Indonesia, to Palau and Australia.
Lady Elliot Island, on the southern Great Barrier Reef, has great diving year round and being just 10 km from the East Australian Current has visits from mantas, turtles and whales at different times of the year.
Yvonne McKenzie, based on Australia’s own Christmas Island, shares her underwater world with Diveplanit.
How did you get into underwater photography in the first place? – Well, ever since I was a young teenager, I always loved taking photos and never went anywhere without a camera. Even today, I still remember my first “camera”: a flat rectangle shape, yellow and black in colour, made of plastic where the flash and 35mm film took up most of the space and left very little room for a “lens”
Biodiversity #10 – Manta rays are among the largest fish in the ocean, growing up to 7m from wing tip to wing tip. Manta rays also have the largest brain to body size ratio of any living fish. They are completely harmless unless you happen to be a plankton. They are aware of, and interact with divers.