It is Saturday here and we started it with quite a bang. Kelly and me and 5 other volunteers did a snorkeling excursion to "Manta Bay" to see if we could connect with these elusive sea creatures.
The rain was pouring this morning and the sea was a little rough, but our captain "Sugi" steered our "rustic" boat through the storm. We saw the Mantas immediately as they were coming to the surface to show off for the boats and people that were out there already.
We all jumped off and before we knew it there were at least 5 mantas swimming right at us, checking us out and then peeling off a few feet from our face.
People often discuss a wish to "be in the moment" or "get present" and I can say definitively that if you also have this desire, swimming with Manta Rays will get you to that goal.
They look like angels or aliens or some combination of the two. I'll let you decide.