Interacting with Manta Rays – Socorro
March 27th, 2019
Giant Oceanic Manta Rays are extremely intelligent animals capable of recognizing individual divers. Position yourself under a manta, and purge your regulator so your bubbles connect with the belly of the manta. Give the manta a wave so it can identify you as it swims toward you. You have now made a friend for the entire dive, maybe the whole day! The mantas love diver bubbles, some think because it helps clean them/rid them of parasites, or maybe it just feels good! Either way, it’s a great way to get up close and personal with a gentle giant, just remember no touching!!!! Mantas have a mucus membrane on their skin that if rubbed off, can lead to infection. Bubbles are fair game though :).