Manta Trust’s Mobula Project Indonesia
A fantastic look at what one of our conservation partners, Manta Trust, is working on here in Indonesia with great results so far.

Mobula rays are a genus of species that includes manta rays and devil rays. We are lucky to have such an abundance of them in Indonesia, not to mention the world’s largest manta sanctuary in Raja Ampat, but it doesn’t mean everything is hunkydory. Mobulas of all species are threatened with extinction as a result of bycatch and the fact that they are still hunted for their gill rakers which are used in Chinese medicine.
Snorkeler with manta rays

Manta Trust is one of the leaders in the field of manta conservation and their global campaigns have been very successful at curbing activities like illegal manta fishing and shining a spotlight to this important species. We are extremely pleased to be able to assist them in their mighty manta mission with our Every Trip Program.

Aerial perspective with Manta Ray and tropical island
We try to help in every way possible when it comes to preserving the ocean and its inhabitants. However, since we are travel specialists and not marine biologists, the best thing we can do is support those who are experts in this field.
With our Every Trip campaign, $100 from each booking made through us goes to one of our conservation partners, like Mata Trust.

About Author

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Alex Lindbloom
Alex is a Snorkel Venture and Dive Safari Asia guide as well as the video and photo pros for both companies. Alex is also a field editor for a popular underwater photography magazine. Prior to joining Snorkel Venture in 2018 Alex lived and worked all over the world working as an underwater cameraman, with five of those years living/working on a yacht in Indonesia. Alex's images and videos have garnered many international awards such as Underwater Photographer of the Year and can be seen on NatGeo, Discovery Channel, the UN Building, and various magazines.