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Tobago - Swimming or snorkeling with manta rays

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Tobago - Swimming or snorkeling with manta rays

Please will someone give us information on snorkeling or swimming with manta rays in Tobago and where to stay that is close by to this activity.

Thanks

Gail Gradidge

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1. Re: Tobago - Swimming or snorkeling with manta rays

Any tour operator in Tobago can answer your question and set you up to go a swim with them. You would have to take a day trip (or half day trip) up the southwest coast. Also up north area in Speyside or Charlottesville. Both areas have fairly tame manta's that are very friendly and not afraid of humans (so far). Just remember to respect them. If you fancy a quieter holiday, try staying at the Blue Waters Inn....they offer everything right there and is located up north...breathtaking views and not as touristy. In the south part of the island (flatter-no mountains/rainforests) you best stay in Store Bay/Crown Point area and just ask ANY tour operator about swimming with the mantas.....the tour people will find you!! More to do in this area. Castara is also beautiful to stay in, but accomodations are a little harder to come by. May I also suggest the website www.mytobago.info

It is very informative on ALL aspects of Tobago and is not geared to serve businesses with free advertising. It is written and commented oon by Tobago Nuts like me!! Honest and pretty well accurate most of the time. Good luck..

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2. Re: Tobago - Swimming or snorkeling with manta rays

Hi Gail,

Not sure off hand who offers this but here are a few links to some dive shops in Tobago that I use(d). Any of the folks there should be able to help you.

Remember though, mantas are wild creatures so there's never a guarantee you'll see them. Depends on if the diving gods smile on you that day!

http://www.rseadivers.com

http://www.wildturtledive.com

http://www.bluewatersinn.com

http://www.tobagodiveexperience.com

and of course

http://www.mantadive.com (never used these guys personally but seen them advertised around the place, the name was apt given your request : )

Hope this helps.

Happy diving!

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3. Re: Tobago - Swimming or snorkeling with manta rays

Diving is best for Mantas as stated above. However, if you just want to snorkel ,,,there is a day tour that goes up the west coast....in a bay just before Castara.....either King Peters Bay or Culloden.....that most of the time there are some sting rays that hang out in that area. We've taken the tour (the owner is a friend/relative) numerous times and can only think of twice there were no sting rays. The last trip, my 11 year old son got to touch them and was surprised at how spongey they feel.

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4. Re: Tobago - Swimming or snorkeling with manta rays

Thank you to Littleredsister1 and TT-Traveller for the information.

I will certainly go on to all the sites listed and find what I need.

Regards,

Trevgail

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