Monday, August 04, 2008
These creatures are amazing. I was scuba diving in Tahiti in a place called Manta Alley. These guys eat only plankton and the water was so heavy with plankton that it was cloudy. Anyway, we dove down into a valley and swam thru but saw no mantas. We were waiting for the next dive and decided to snorkel near the boat. Low an behold, 6 mantas appear with 10-12 foot wingspans and fly out of the clouds of plankton in perfect formation and all following the leader. It was almost as if they had been trained by the Blue Angels Air Force Stunt Team. The did 360's, barrel rolls, figure eights and a whole lot more. It was a beautiful, magical site to witness and one I will never forget.