Maldive Manta Rays


The islands of the Maldives are amazing! We heard about the incredible diving with the Manta Rays at Hanifaru. Click on the links below to see these amazing creatures!

Hanifaru Diving with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks

Please click on this National Geographic Video link for “Feeding Frenzy in the Maldives” which is part of SAVE OUR SEAS: Maldives Manta Rays

We were too far to visit the Manta Rays on this trip BUT we wanted to share a different dive with you. Diving with hundreds of Barracudas on our 11 month adventure was incredible. Click this link to see us in Sipandan diving with a tornado of barracudas; it was truly awesome. Read more about our Borneo journey from 2008.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

One response to “Maldive Manta Rays

  1. We got a comment from one of our fellow divers:
    ""Hi Lisa

    I just saw the video – and it was awesome!

    THANK YOU so much for uploading it – it did awake many good memories 🙂

    Everything good for you George in the future. M"

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