• Snorkeller with underwater camera takes photo of large manta ray in lagoon

Sign-up for this thrilling adventure, that sees you contacted wherever you are in the Resort and whisked away by speedboat to snorkel with these elusive gentle giants and learn about them from experts of the world-renowned Manta Trust, recently featured by CNN in their Call to Earth series

This experience is available during the manta ray season from June to November.


Improve your chances of seeing manta rays during your stay at the Resort by planning your trip to coincide with the following key viewing dates, identified by our manta ray specialist as times when mass manta ray feeding sessions are most likely to occur. June 8–12 June 22–26 July 8–12 July 22–26 August 6–10 August 20–24 September 5–9 September 19–23 October 4–8 October 18–22 October 29–31 November 3–7 November 17–21

2022 Key Manta Viewing Dates

June 12–16 June 27–July 1 July 11–15 July 26–30 August 10–14 August 25–29 September 8–12 September 24–28 October 8–12 October 23–27 November 6–10 November 22–26

Manta Scientist for a Day

Cruise crystal waters, record environmental data and free-dive beside these gentle giants.


Channel your inner Jacques Cousteau for an incredible journey of discovery into the underwater world of two of the ocean’s most majestic creatures—manta rays and whale sharks. Exclusive to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, home to the Maldivian Manta Ray Project, your thrilling day of science and adventure begins when you hop aboard a dhoni with some of the world’s leading experts on manta rays. Cruise the turquoise waters of the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, where you’ll learn to spot these gentle giants in the water, help record essential environmental information and learn to take identification photos, a critical component of manta ray conservation. When you’re ready to take your oceanic study to new depths, free-dive into the Indian Ocean to observe these spectacular sea creatures in their natural underwater habitat.

This experience is available during the manta ray season from June to November.

We can arrange virtually anything. +(960) 66 00 888 Contact