Manta Trust

Elasmobranch Tourism Factsheets - Threshers and Monad Shoal

Factsheet on Monad Shoal, a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Philippines, created to produce a guide to best-practise shark and ray tourism.
09 December 2019

Elasmobranch Tourism Factsheets - Shark Reef Marine Reserve

Factsheet on Shark Reef National Marine Park in Fiji and how the coastal community can benefit from shark tourism. Shark Reef is known for close encounters with seven species of shark, with the main attraction being large numbers of adult bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) that can be encountered all year round.
The removal of any marine species, including corals, are prohibited within Shark Reef Marine Reserve. 
09 December 2019

Elasmobranch Tourism Factsheets - Maldives

Factsheet on tourism in Baa Atoll and Hanifaru Bay (Maldives), where large numbers of manta rays and whale sharks are found seasonally, created to produce a guide to best-practise shark and ray tourism. Hanifaru is a Marine Protected Area (MPA) since 2009; the MPA regulations include a limit on the number of visitors, set a maximum time to stay in the bay for tourists, and bans on scuba diving and fishing. 

09 December 2019

Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice

This Guide aims to provide practical, science-based information for shark and ray tourism operators who want to offer the best possible experience to their customers, while conserving species and habitats and making a positive contribution to local communities. It provides guidance, and tools that can be tailored to local circumstances, enabling operators to improve the educational quality, safety, and sustainability of their businesses.

09 December 2019

How to Swim with Manta Rays

A 10-Step Tourism Code of Conduct to avoid disturbing Manta Rays while swimming with them. 
09 December 2019