AUSTRALIAManta BommieHere’s your chance to scuba dive with manta rays! Manta Bommie gets its name as it acts as a cleaning station for manta rays. Encounter manta rays throughout the whole year, however peak season is between May – August on the outer reef of Lady Musgrave Island.“ Other wildlife you can see at this dive location include eagle rays, bull rays, reef sharks, blacktip sharks, whitetip sharks, leopard sharks, tawny nurse sharks, hammerhead sharks, turtles, anemones and, of course, Nemo the clownfish Other wildlife you can see at this dive location include eagle rays, bull rays, reef sharks, blacktip sharks, whitetip sharks, leopard sharks, tawny nurse sharks, hammerhead sharks, turtles, anemones and, of course, Nemo the clownfish.

Humpback whales can be heard singing in the distance during whale season of July to October.

This is a great spot to take photographs as you’ll be surrounded by beautiful, shallow coral gardens with a variety of different corals and colours. The Manta Bommie has a sloping sand bottom with scattered bommies throughout and allows for an amazing drift dive.

Let the current on the outer edge transport you through the water. You’ll feel like you’re flying and be able to cover a long distance from the drift dive.

Did you know?While stingrays prefer digging through the sandy sea bottom, manta rays love to cruise the open oceans in tropical and subtropical areas, and only get close to the seabed to get cleaned.Essential informationLocation: Lady Musgrave Island, Australia
Depth: 12m-20m
Diver level: Beginner to advanced

Who to dive with
Lady Musgrave Experience
www.ladymusgraveexperience.com.au
Did you know?Lady Musgrave Island is a 14 hectares coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, with a 1,192 hectares lagoon surrounding the reef. The island is the second southernmost island in the Great Barrier Reef chain of islands.