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The thrill of exploration is within us all. We are born with a sense of adventure, and a desire to learn new things. While in Fiji, there truly is no better way to embrace your ‘explorer spirit’ than to head out on the road and experience many of the spectacular and charming treasures that our beautiful island nation has to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team at Fiji Guide has started to collect together the most frequently asked questions, that are scattered across the internet and social media platforms on the amazing world of Manta Rays.  This section will be updated periodically to ensure you can prepare for your adventure ahead.

Manta rays are giants of their kind, with the largest individuals reaching seven metres in width and weighing up to two tonnes. Despite their colossal presence, mantas are gentle creatures. They have the largest brain of all fish, and their intelligence and curiosity make encounters with manta rays a truly magical experience.

The best time of the year is between May and October

CLEANING STATIONS are usually a prominent reef outcrop or coral bommie, where small reef fish and many shrimp species set up shop these fish are commonly known as CLEANERS, these species have created a mutually beneficial symbiosis with Manta Rays. and other client species, each day they make a trip to the cleaning station where the host body gets serviced, helping them remove waterborne parasites whilst at the same time feeding the small fish.

Manta and devil rays, known collectively as mobulids (mobula rays), are among the most charismatic creatures in our oceans. With the largest brain of all fish, their intelligence and curiosity make encounters with these animals a truly amazing experience. Despite their popularity with divers and snorkelers, many aspects of their lives remain a mystery.

Little information is known about the manta and devil rays found around South Pacific island nations like Fiji. Manta Project Fiji is dedicated to the conservation of manta rays in the Fiji Islands through research, education, and collaboration. We are working to better understand manta ray movement ecology, population dynamics, and genetic connectivity within the Fiji Islands, assisting the government, local stakeholders, and the tourism industry in developing more effective conservation management strategies.

The article ‘Manta Rays in Paradise: Working as a Marine Biologist on a Private Island’ is definitely worth a read, the short blog from The Salt Sirens, catch up with Cliona O’Flaherty, a marine biologist and dive instructor for a dive and a chat about the island’s manta ray conservation project, Kokomo Manta Conservation Project (KMCP) in collaboration with Manta Project Fiji.