Snorkeling With Manta Rays at Uepi Island Resort Solomon Islands

Snorkeling with Manta Rays Snorkeling with Manta Rays is on the top of many ocean enthusiasts wishlist. An encounter with this charismatic megafauna inspires ocean dreams and can even be the foundation of planning a tropical getaway. Manta encounters can…

Revillagigedo Archipelago Inscribed To UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The Revillagigedo Archipelago in the eastern Pacific Ocean has just been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List! The World Heritage Committee inscribed Revillagigedo and 7 other sites to the list on the last afternoon of their 40th session on July…

Sherwood Forest Dive Site, Tofo Mozambique

DIVE SITE: SHERWOOD FOREST LOCATION: TOFO, MOZAMBIQUE DIFFICULTY: ADVANCED MARINE LIFE: GO BIG OR GO HOME! Praia de Tofo, Mozambique, is located in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane. Although still relatively unknown to most travellers, it has long been…

Identifying Chilean Devil Rays In The Azores Archipelago

For five months every year (June-October), Chilean devil rays Mobula tarapacana gather in large schools above shallow seamounts in the Azores Archipelago. These oceanic wanderers are the least known of the mobulids, and the Azores is one of only a few locations where these rays gather in large…

Manta rays can recognize themselves in a mirror

Giant manta rays have proven to be the first elasmobranch species to recognize themselves in a mirror. These results suggest that manta rays may be self-aware. Only a few animals, mostly primates, have passed the mirror test which is widely used as a…