Swim with Mantas

USD $130 – $170 (1 Day)

We swim with Manta Rays Bali at a depth between 1-6m, so snorkelling is fine. These gentle beings can be quite playful and are a joy to watch as they swoop and glide over the reef. Having some freediving skills allows another level of interaction. Our PADI Freediver course in Amed will help you get closer to marine creatures like Manta rays.

Manta Rays Bali, swim with gentle giants… Itinerary:

After meeting with your guide on Sanur Beach at 8.00 or being picked up at your hotel (see price options), you board a fast-boat from Sanur Beach to Lembongan at 8.15. This part of the trip takes 30-40 minutes.

Once on the beautiful island of Nusa Lembongan you board a smaller boat. You then head along the coast to Nusa Penida. This boat trip is great for viewing the islands stunning cliffs and sea mounts.
Soon you arrive at Manta Point and get into the water with your instructor/guide.

After swimming with the Manta Rays Bali, you can enjoy a snorkel amongst the beautiful corals of Crystal bay and a coconut on the beach. This is also an opportunity to get some coaching, tips and advise from your freediving instructor if you chose this option.

For adventurous freedivers, there is a truly magical underwater cave swim-through to be experienced. You will surface on the inside of a cave filled with screeching bats! A beam of light enters the cave from an opening in the roof. The only way into this cave is through the underwater passage. The swim is exhilarating but easy for an average freediver. Schools of small fish take refuge in this cave, which is totally isolated from the ocean currents on the outside.

After all this you head back to Nusa Lembongan for lunch on the beach. After eating you take the 4.30 fast-boat back to Sanur.

If you chose price option B (see ‘price’ tab), your instructor guide will film and photograph your experience with the mantas on an Olympus OMD-EM5 Mark 2 underwater camera. Within 24 hours the video is uploaded to youtube and the high resolution, colour enhanced photo album is sent to you via Dropbox. Here is a video we made for some previous customers:

PLEASE NOTE: We use a very reliable captain to ensure that you do see mantas. However we cannot guarantee that mantas will be active on the day. Generally the reliable season is between April and October.

Option A – Price: 1 PAX: US$ 130. 2 PAX: US$ 110 each.

  • No hotel pick up. Meet on Sanur Beach.
  • Friendly local snorkel guide.
  • Full freediving gear provided (mask, snorkel, wetsuit, weights, long fins).
  • Lunch provided.

Option B – Price: 1 PAX: US$ 170. 2 PAX: US$ 150 each.

  • Hotel pick up provided.
  • PADI Master Freediving instructor guide and freedive coaching.
  • Full freediving gear provided (mask, snorkel, wetsuit, weights, long fins).
  • Lunch provided.
  • High quality photo shoot provided.
  • High quality video provided.