Best Practice Code of Conduct for Manta Ray Tourism
After several years of research conducted in the Maldives, the Manta Trust Team have developed a Best Practice Code of Conduct for Manta Ray Tourism. These guidelines outline how divers and snorkelers should behave in-water, to both enhance their experience and to ensure their presence does not disturb the mantas they encounter. In addition, it includes recommendations for tourism operators on how best to approach and depart manta aggregation sites, and how to help their crew manage a manta excursion.
Through the Manta Trust's, how to Swim with Manta Rays initiative, they have adapted the Manta Tourism Code of Conduct for use in the real world. They have distilled its contents into a freely-available, multi-language Media Kit, that includes a 10-Step Guide and a short educational film. The have 'also compiled a growing list of tourism operators that are committed to sustainable manta tourism. Through this dedicated website, their goal is to equip operators and tourists with the tools and information they need, to make their excursions truly sustainable for the gentle giants we all know and love.
For more information please logo on to https://swimwithmantas.org/