Formed in 2011, the Manta Trust is a UK and US-registered charity that co-ordinates global mobulid research and conservation efforts. The team is comprised of a diverse group of researchers, scientists, conservationists, educators and media experts; working together to share and promote knowledge and expertise. The shared mission of the Manta Trust team is to conserve mobulid rays, their relatives, and their habitats, through a combination of research, education and collaboration. The Junk and The Phinisi are keen to be part of this special project.
The goal is a sustainable future for the oceans, where manta rays and their relatives thrive in healthy, diverse marine ecosystems. The Manta Trust takes a unique, multifaceted approach to mobulid conservation, which sets them apart from others in the field. Their approach revolves around three fundamental pillars: Research, Education and Collaboration.
As part of the mission to raise awareness and provide education on manta ray conservation, the Manta Trust has teamed up with regional eco-minded tourism operators to provide ‘Manta Expeditions’—a series of liveaboard dive and snorkel trips that focus specifically on getting our guests in close proximity to manta rays, whilst imparting expert knowledge and skills.
Join The Junk and the Manta Trust on our special Manta Expedition itinerary exploring the very best diving in Thailand.
|What to do?||The Basics:|
|Suitable for photographers||Reefs: A mix of colourful reefs, submerged pinnacles and boulder sites|
|A mix of large and small life||Large Fish & Pelagics: Mantas, Whale Sharks, Eagle Rays
Macro: Everything you can dream of and more!!
|Colourful Reefs||Night Dives: Up to 5|
|Boulders and Swim-throughs||Experience Level: All Levels, expect some currents|
|Manta tracking, research and education||Extras: Presentations from Manta Trust guide, manta identification and tracking|