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Manta Point

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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Maldives
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This review is about the 'real' Manta Point in the Maldives, officially known as Hanifaru on Baa Atoll. This is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and only allows snorkeling. Scuba diving has been banned for 3-4 years now and visitor numbers are controlled. We booked our visit through our resort (Soneva Fushi) and part of the cost goes towards the environmental... More 

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Canberra, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Possibly one of the most placidly dramatic aquatic encounters in the Maldives is the graceful and commanding creature Manta Ray. Quite prevalent across most of the Maldives, we have seen them a number of times from shore. When the people at Country Travel mart mentioned to us about those space ship shaped fish we didn't expected this much. Its is... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Unfortunately when I went there the weather was not so good. This site is close to a surfing point got seasick on the way due to the waves and was surprised even underwater, the waves were so strong. We were literally being swayed left and right and just following the movement. There was a wall on the left and was... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Went to Manta Point while on the Yasawa Princess. Wrong season for the Mantas but it is still a great dive with loads of reef fish and the cleaning stations open for business for other species. As well as the smaller fish there were a number of white tip reef sharks and some eagle rays. Towards the end of the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I just moved to the Maldives and on one of days off I went scuba diving at Manta Point! I have see many things before but after this dive I was stupefied! I was lucky enough more than 6 big beautiful Manta Rays! One of the best dives ever! If your a diver and planning to visit the Maldives (if... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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19 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We dove in a dive spot called Lankan Manta Point which is just 5 minutes from Paradise Island Resort, North Male. This was a wonderful dive, it was the best i ever made! We saw a group of 5 mantas and was amazing staying there watching them.

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Norfolk UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Went to this reef which is 40 minutes south of Hudhuran Fushi Island North Male ATOL. Saw 4 large Manta's at this well known (and was told only one) cleaning station. Visibility was about 25 metres and the Mantas were swimming above us. This was our third visit to this cleaning station during our stay. Each time we saw Mantas.... More 

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