Phi Phi Scuba Diving with Manta Rays
Diving, Koh Phi Phi
Diving with Manta Rays is an exhilarating experience, so large and so graceful and with the smallest movement they can accelerate and turn with surprising speed. I always think they have a similar attitude towards people as cats do. They are curious and playful and if you're very lucky they will swim up close to divers and play in your scuba bubbles but if you chase them they'll swim away (so it's best to let them come to you).
There are several places easily accessible from Phi Phi Island where you have a good chance to see Manta Rays although there are rarely any guarantees. My favorite site for Manta Rays is Hin Dang / Hin Muang (Red Rock / Purple Rock), one of the dive sites to which the Phi Phi Scuba Diving Center offers regular dive trips. The dive site is suitable for Advanced Open Water Divers and above it's a great place to meet manta rays.
Last Updated: 05 Sep 2011