Viral Video Showcases Bali’s Manta Rays in Their Full Glory


When in Indonesia, a journey into the sea is a must. As an archipelago, Indonesia has numerous spots where you can witness the wonders of marine life.

A viral video on Tiktok has attracted the admiration of many people because it shows the figure of a manta ray in Indonesian waters.

If you’re keen on experiencing the awe-inspiring sight of enormous manta rays up close, there are several places to explore, including the famous Manta Point in Bali. Imagine the thrill of seeing these gentle giants gracefully gliding through the water, a sight that will stay with you forever.

Indonesia is home to numerous diving spots where you can witness the majesty of Manta Rays. These rare marine animals make every encounter an exceptional experience with their unique grace and size.

Some famous diving spots such as Bali, Raja Ampat, Flores, Lombok, and East Kalimantan are where you can see the Manta Rays. The most giant stingray in the world passes by in the waters around the place.

1. Manta Point, Nusa Penida Bali

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The expanse of underwater beauty as a marine tourism park in Nusa Penida has an area of 20,057 hectares.

Manta Point is west of Nusa Penida. It is named Manta Point because it has a giant stingray called the Manta Ray.

Most stingrays are small, but it is possible to see stingrays measuring more than one meter.

2. Raja Ampat, Papua

Courtesy: Koran Tempo

The next best diving spot to see manta rays is Raja Ampat, Papua, specifically in the Kapisawar area. Manta rays are usually seen around 10-15 meters deep.

No wonder the beauty of Raja Ampat’s underwater world is so popular with many people. Moreover, Raja Ampat is also the home of manta rays, seen in Kapisawar. If you are lucky, you don’t need to dive; just snorkel, and you can meet manta rays. But if you dive, you must pay attention to the strong current.

3. Gili Trawangan, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

Courtesy: Jurnal Flores

The waters around Gili Trawangan offer an underwater natural beauty that cannot be overlooked. Manta Point is located in the south of the island. However, you need to have a diving license to dive with stingrays.

Stingrays are commonly found during the rainy season when the seawater is rich in plankton. However, the water currents generated by the monsoon winds are quite strong. That’s why you must have a diving license to dive here.

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