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
Diving with Manta Rays and the Phi Phi Scuba Diving Center
My dive trip with PP Visa Diving Centre When I was visiting Phi Phi Island, I was told that the PP Visa Diving Centre has some wonderful diving trips and other underwater activities. I wasn’t disappointed when I checked out the place. I had mailed the help desk at PP Visa Diving Centre several days before arriving. The arrangements for my diving trip had been made and I was very satisfied with the attention that I got during my first trip ever into the waters.
Whale sharks around Phi Phi Island Whales sharks and other large pelagics like Manta Ray come to Phi Phi Island every year. They are rerlatively rare though: my luck is not in as in 15 years of scuba diving off Phi Phi Ley and Koh Bida I have never had the chance to encounter one.