It’ll Be A Hard Dive To Ever Top

16 September, 2016

I’ve seen mantas briefly before and I’ve heard incredible stories from other divers about them but getting the opportunity to dive with them in Ecuador with Roberto was quite possibly one of the best experiences I will ever had. These animals are so friendly and quite literally breath taking. No matter how many beautiful videos and photos you’ve seen beforehand, they can’t prepare you for how awe-struck they’ll instantly leave you.

You don’t even have to swim anywhere. You can go sit on the shallow bottom and they’ll come up to you and look into your eyes. Sometimes they stop swimming completely and just stare at you. And in between bubbly breaths you can hear the humpbacks singing nearby. I did this dive with Roberto three days in a row and each was more amazing than the last. I’m unsure if it would be possible to dive with these animals and not come out on the other side an advocate for their survival for life, which is one of the main goals of successful and respectful eco-tourism.

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Roberto Ochoa
Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Marine Wildlife videographer, has been documenting the beauty of our world’s oceans. His personal mission is to use his videos which are often highly emotional, evocative, and very beautiful, to ignite a conversation about the future of our planet’s natural wonders and to inspire action.

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