Snorkeling Manta Point Labuan Bajo takes travelers to swim with manta rays in a crystal-clear sea on Komodo Island, the notable highlight of East Nusa Tenggara.
Looking for more excitement when snorkeling? Try snorkeling Manta Point Labuan Bajo, a highlight for beach lovers in Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara. The combination of clear water, sunny beach, and majestic manta swimming around make your adventure more memorable.
The Beauty of Manta Point Labuan Bajo
Manta Point is famous for having crystal clear, turquoise water, with just 10 to 15 meters of depth. You can clearly see the seabed, coral reefs, and manta rays swimming around freely, especially since daylight in Eastern Indonesia is long and hot.
The manta rays in this area are quite large, and many can grow to three meters long. You can see them even before jumping into the water, thanks to the clear water. The manta rays are not aggressive, although swimmers and divers are advised to stay cautious. You may also see a swarm of jellyfish, which will attract the manta rays to gather and eat them.
Activities and Important Things
What can you do when visiting Manta Point in Labuan Bajo? Here are several recommendations:
Snorkeling with Manta
The main highlight in Manta Point, snorkeling takes you face-to-face with manta rays, a rare experience on beach holidays. We recommend snorkeling at Manta Point Labuan Bajo for travelers who can swim well. Despite the clear water and beautiful beach, the waves and undercurrent can be quite strong.
You can settle with swimming near the manta rays, but you are not allowed to touch them, since they will be disturbed and avoid that area. Do you know that manta rays are elusive fish? Being so close to these bird-like fish is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you need to try.
Bring your water photography equipment and get fabulous pictures. The bright sun and crystal-clear water contribute greatly to your photo qualities. Even beginner photographers can score great pictures here! Forget the strobe, and simply utilize the ambient light. Use auto and white balance settings to get clear pictures.
Scuba Diving in Komodo
Anticipate the Strong Currents
Improve the level of your adventure by diving in Manta Point. Unlike snorkeling, which can be done by every visitor, you need to be a certified diver or at least have an open water course certificate. This is because Manta Point has dangerous streams.
Manta rays mainly eat zooplankton, but they don’t reject other diets like small fish and jellyfish. Manta Point Labuan Bajo has jellyfish colonies that occasionally gather. When you see mantas start to gather in one spot, they may spot a jellyfish colony. Watching the mantas eating their way through jellyfish is a satisfying experience, especially since it is rare.
We recommend you come at 10:00 am and above. During these times, the day is brighter, and the sunlight is penetrating the water more deeply. You will get the best underwater view and photography results with this light condition.
Travelers should wear proper snorkeling and swimming equipment to explore Manta Point, including a rash guard and a floating vest. Wear only a thin rash guard since the water is quite warm. Manta Point has strong waves that can endanger ill-prepared swimmers. You must also follow the guide’s instructions and not abuse or provoke the mantas.
Book a snorkeling Manta Point Labuan Bajo tour easily at Adventure Indonesia Tour Operator. Enjoy the trip without the hassles of arranging every detail until you arrive. Adventure Indonesia offers customized tour packages that you can arrange based on schedules, trip periods, and budgets. Swim with manta and create the best beach holiday experience you will ever experience.