Velvet moments: travel photo – swimming with rays in Bora Bora

One of the many highlights of my trip to Bora Bora in French Polynesia was swimming with various types of rays in the Bora Bora lagoon, amongst which the large manta ray. I described this experience in my Travel Journal entry, A Little Piece of Heaven: “As the boat anchored, about a dozen large manta rays glided by beneath us. What a stunning sight! We were soon in the water swimming around these gentle, inquisitive creatures. They swam up to me several times and hovered around for a bit, long enough to allow me to run my hands across their backs. The largest mantas had wingspans of more than two meters with tails of about the same length. This was definitely one of my most amazing experiences so far during this trip.”


The guide held up one of the smaller rays as I looked on

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2 Responses to “Velvet moments: travel photo – swimming with rays in Bora Bora”

  1. Luxury honeymoon 16/01/2012 11:23 am

    That must have been an amazing experience!

  2. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures 22/12/2011 3:00 pm


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