Manta Trust Expeditions Aboard Four Seasons Explorer
A rare opportunity to join a thrilling seven-night research odyssey studying the Maldives’ most exciting residents, manta rays and whale sharks
If swimming with manta rays and whale sharks isn’t already on one's bucket list, it most definitely should be. Words cannot capture the wonder of sharing the water with some of the ocean’s most majestic marine marvels – and with
Following the success of the annual Manta Trust Expedition,
Conceived in conjunction with The Manta Trust – the world’s leading manta ray charity – and escorted by its founder and world-renowned manta expert Guy Stevens, the two all-inclusive seven-day expeditions (with the option of shorter 3- and 4-night cruises within the dates) will immerse participants in every fascinating aspect of the Trust’s research and conservation efforts.
The expedition dates reflect The Manta Trust’s peak sighting predictions, based on the southwest current movements of plankton (mantas’ and whales sharks’ favourite food) through the Baa and Ari Atolls. Each exclusive expedition route will take daily climatic and environmental factors into consideration to maximise the chances of successful encounters - and with 2016’s expeditions boasting a 100 percent sighting success rate, the scene is set for some exhilarating encounters.
Manta rays and whale sharks feed at the surface of the ocean, making the expeditions suitable for divers and non-divers alike.
As honorary researchers, all expedition participants are encouraged to engage in every aspect of the conservation experience: learning how to free dive and take ID photos; contributing to data collection; helping record critical environmental information; participating in workshops and even naming any mantas new to the Trust’s database.
Hosted aboard the Maldives’ fastest and most luxurious liveaboard,
For rates and bookings, contact the Reservations Department tel: (960) 66 00 888 or email: email@example.com