I recently arrived back from a short trip to the Komodo National Park in Indonesia and it was another great trip to this wonderful location. The highlight of the trip for myself was that we were able to swim with dozens of manta rays in the south at a site called Manta Alley. The mantas themselves were all at the surface feeding for the entire morning, so even though we tried jumping in the water to dive with them, we weren’t having much success with encounters. Therefore, we did the smart thing and surfaced from our dive in order to snorkel with them instead! These beautiful animals did not feel any threat from our presence and willingly swam alongside us for minutes at a time. We enjoyed the encounter so much we even came back and jumped in a second time! Although the water was cold and somewhat green, that doesn’t really matter when you are surrounded by mantas does it?!? Interested in a trip to Komodo, join the Underwater Tribe on an adventure there in September 2015!