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The best places to dive with rays
Getting up close with a manta ray is every diver’s dream. These majestic, elegant yet peaceful animals glide easily through the ocean and make up for a truly magical experience that you will never forget. Manta rays can grow up to 7 meters and live at least 50 years. Although these gentle giants can be found in many places around the globe, they prefer warmer, tropical waters like the Indo-Pacific. Some favourable dive sites where you’ll have higher chances to swim with these graceful creatures, are the Socorro Island in Mexico, Kona in Hawaii and Raja Ampat in Indonesia.
Discover the world’s most fascinating aquatic life
Aquatic life under our oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams is amazing! From microscopic zooplankton to the largest animal on earth, the blue whale, underwater life comes in all possible shapes and sizes. With 71% of the earth being covered with water, it is no wonder we are so fascinated with what lies beneath the surface. In fact, scientists estimate that there are nearly 1 million different species of aquatic animals. Freshwater ecosystems are home mainly to fish, invertebrates, and reptiles, whereas the ocean contains a wide array of marine life including fish, mollusks, crustaceans, reptiles, sharks, and marine mammals like whales, dolphins, seals, and manatees.
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