HELP MONITOR OUR MANTAS

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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Marine Sanctuary
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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.
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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