Diving Barefoot Manta Island

Barefoot Manta Island, also known as Drawaqa Island, is named after the numerous manta rays that congregate here to feed in the channel off Manta-Ray Beach. This place is located in the southern Yasawa Islands and is a modest, eco-friendly, backpacker’s paradise. The most popular activity on this island is diving with manta rays. Barefoot Manta Island has a manta ray research facility with a dedicated team of marine biologists and conservationists researching the population and behavior of the mantas that aggregate here. Make sure you also dive in Barefoot Manta’s wrecks, Glory and Navigator.

Dive Sites in Barefoot Manta Island