A massive school of manta rays has been spotted, transforming a well-known diving spot into a breathtaking pool of life with hundreds of the appropriately named “devil rays” swarming.
The harmless rays, which are named for the horn-like fins on their heads, gave divers the opportunity to go above them and photograph the layers of ‘devil fish’ that were moving through Mexico.
“The photographs and videos were captured off Baja California Sur Mexico coast, about two hours north of Los Cabos, ” said Jay Clue, a conservationist and dive instructor.
“When we were en route back to the marina, we spotted some Mobula rays leaping from the water.”
“We decided to go check it out and jumped in the water – the school was enormous and numbering in the thousands.
“The school began from a few meters below the surface and advanced 15 meters deep/tall into the rays.
“They were swimming in a slow-moving circle with so many of them moving in unison; it was forming big flat circles on the water’s surface — it was incredible.”
“They weren’t afraid of us, and it appeared to be as if they were inviting us into their group.