Manta Point is really just an area in the water. The water was a bit cool, the current wasn't too bad, and it was calm. There's not much else factual to say about it so I'll just talk about my trip there.
When we were heading to Manta Point as part of our Komodo National Park tour, for some reason I was thinking we were going to see stingrays. I didn't realize what we were about to experience!
Already exhausted from the morning hike and swimming in rough currents, I was not sure if I could keep up. But it was such a frenzy and I was driven by the excitement of it all so I swam as hard as I could. The funny thing was, I had no idea what we were swimming after.
Slowly the large shadow came into view up ahead of us low in the water. O...M...G it was HUGE! A single large manta gracefully gliding through the water while we clamored clumsily to keep up. One guy in our group dove down to get closer with his GoPro and seeing him get near the manta made me realize just how big this thing was.
I started realizing how far we were getting from the boat and I was pretty tired. I made the decision to bail out and swim back. Of course I later realized that they had prepped us that a dinghy would go out and fetch anyone who swam far after the mantas. But that group turned out to be gone a long long time so I think they ended up swimming much further than I would have survived anyway.
They did later say that they had 6 mantas swimming around them and they were about 5 meters wide!
I made it back to the boat, saw a rather large black tip shark and decided to climb back up the ladder. Right then I saw 2 manta rays right below me! They hung out around the boat and I was able to float above them for a long time. Incredible! I could stare at them for hours. They stayed pretty low in the water and the water is not very clear due the plankton that the mantas feed on but you could still easily see all the way to the bottom which was 30+ feet deep.
Yet another unexpected "wow" moment on this fantastic tour!
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