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HELP MONITOR OUR MANTAS

HELP MONITOR OUR MANTAS REPORT your manta encounters and ID photos Every manta has a unique

REPORT your manta encounters and ID photos

Every manta has a unique ‘fingerprint’.

Your reports enable us to:

Monitor population status • Track migrations • Identify threats Conserve manta rays

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West Manggarai & Komodo Marine Sanctuary

West Manggarai & Komodo Marine Sanctuary For more information, use your phone to scan and bookmark

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CODE OF CONDUCT

7 steps to maximise your manta encounter

LISTEN. Your guide’s briefing will help you enjoy a safer, closer, more spectacular manta encounter!

WATCH don’t touch! This can harm the manta by removing its protective mucus layer.

BEHAVE in a non-threatening manner by not approaching closer than 3 metres, not chasing, and not restricting the manta’s normal behaviour. Form a semi-circle with your group, and allow a clear flight path. You can enjoy closer encounters by allowing the manta to control the interaction.

POSITION yourself on or near the sea floor. Mantas need an open water column to manoeuvre.

sea floor. Mantas need an open water column to manoeuvre. EXHALE only when mantas are not

EXHALE only when mantas are not overhead. Exhaled bubbles can startle!

PROTECT the environment by exercising good buoyancy control, and not knocking or kicking the reef. Do not touch or remove wildlife.

PHOTOGRAPH but don’t overlook these guidelines in order to get a good picture or video. Avoid excessive flash photography.

West Manggarai & Komodo Marine Sanctuary

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