• Snorkeller with underwater camera takes photo of large manta ray in lagoon

Sign-up for this thrilling adventure, that sees you contacted wherever you are in the Resort and whisked away by speedboat to snorkel with these elusive gentle giants and learn about them from experts of the world-renowned Manta Trust, recently featured by CNN in their Call to Earth series

This experience is available during the manta ray season from June to December.

Key Viewing Dates


  • June 2–6
  • June 16–20
  • July 1–5
  • July 15–19
  • July 30 – August 3
  • August 14–18
  • August 29 – September 2
  • September 13–17
  • September 27 – October 1
  • October 12–16
  • October 27–31
  • November 11–15
  • November 25–29


  • June 4–8
  • June 20–24
  • July 4–8
  • July 19–23
  • August 2–6
  • August 17–21
  • September 1–5
  • September 16–20
  • September 30 – October 4
  • October 15–19
  • October 30 – November 3
  • November 7–11
  • November 29 – December 3


  • Venture deeper into the underwater secrets of manta rays with the interactive Manta Story app, created by Four Seasons and The Manta Trust and free to download on all iOS and Android devices. Developed by Loopcraft and narrated by David Oakes - British actor, environmentalist and host of the Trees a Crowd podcast – the app takes viewers on a mesmerizing adventure into mantas’ feeding and cleaning rituals, dazzling courtship, pregnancy and birth.

Based on the actual manta ray population studied by Manta Trust Chief Executive and Founder – and former Landaa Giraavaru marine biologist – Guy Stevens and his team in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, users can click through to further facts, test their knowledge with a quiz, make a donation, ‘adopt’ a manta or join the Cyclone – a worldwide community of supporters investing in the conservation of the ocean’s rays, their relatives and their habitats.

Manta Scientist for a Day

Cruise crystal waters, record environmental data and free-dive beside these gentle giants.


Channel your inner Jacques Cousteau for an incredible journey of discovery into the underwater world of two of the ocean’s most majestic creatures—manta rays and whale sharks. Exclusive to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, home to the Maldivian Manta Ray Project, your thrilling day of science and adventure begins when you hop aboard a dhoni with some of the world’s leading experts on manta rays. Cruise the turquoise waters of the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, where you’ll learn to spot these gentle giants in the water, help record essential environmental information and learn to take identification photos, a critical component of manta ray conservation. When you’re ready to take your oceanic study to new depths, free-dive into the Indian Ocean to observe these spectacular sea creatures in their natural underwater habitat.

This experience is available during the manta ray season from June to November.

We can arrange virtually anything. +(960) 66 00 888 Contact