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Giant manta ray in Bay of La Paz

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A few lucky tourists were this week treated to the rare sighting of an “angel of the sea” – an enormous manta ray. 

A delighted diver said “it was near the island of Cerralvo, at the end of the dive, we found a giant manta ray, she stayed with us for 5 minutes. It's really huge, the saw as 8 meters and could weigh about 3,000 pounds (...) We were in the middle and she was making circles; we saw very well, actually, we saw everything, her eyes, her abdomen, everything. Absolutely everything, It was fantastic.”

Not seen in these waters since 2002 the sighting has caused a lot of excitement. And has led to hopes that it will increase tourist diving in the Sea of Cortez.

To see giant mantas divers normally head to the island of San Benedicto, part of the Archipelago Revillagigedo which is located 390 kilometers southwest of Los Cabos.  Having giant manta rays  in the Sea of Cortez would definitely open up more possibilities for divers and tour operators.

Giant Manta Rays jumping in BCS

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