manta ray

Jul. 30/13

A new TRAFFIC study examines how implementation of trade controls through CITES regulations can ensure that seven species of sharks and manta rays are only sourced sustainably and legally before entering international trade.

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Jun. 05/13

New study focuses on conservation as revenue generator.

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Feb. 24/13

Overfishing threatens the magnificent and prized ‘Ali Maduwa’, writes Malaka Rodrigo.

A giant “maduwa”, or manta ray, was netted last week by fisherman in Welipatanwila, Ambalanthota, on the South coast. The ocean creature was pregnant and weighed 1,500 kilograms. A week earlier, another manta ray was caught by fishermen in Akkaraipattu, on the East coast. Both sea creatures have been identified as Giant Oceanic Manta Rays, the largest member of the ray family.

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Jan. 02/13

Manta rays, close to the heart of every diver, are at risk of extinction. The time is now to protect them! If you take a PADI course in 2013 you can choose the Project AWARE limited edition manta ray card and make a donation to help protect manta rays.

FACT: Manta ray catch has nearly quadrupled in seven years according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Date: 
Apr. 23/13
Location: 
Similan & Surin National Parks Khao Lak
Thailand
9° 25' 38.5932" N, 97° 53' 17.4624" E

Join Blue Guru's last eco-liveaboard trip of this season!

 

You'll enjoy 14 dives over 4 days in:

- Similan Islands (resident turtles);

- Koh Bon (manta ray hotspot);

- Koh Tachai (leopard shark hangout); 

- Thailand's top dive site, Richelieu Rock (whale shark magnet).

During the trip participants will complete 2 included PADI specialty courses:

- Whale Shark Awareness

- Manta Ray Awareness

There is also an opportunity for extra eco-education, e.g.:

- Shark Conservation Diver

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Date: 
Apr. 12/13
Location: 
Richelieu Rock & Surin Islands Kuraburi
Thailand
9° 24' 20.556" N, 97° 52' 37.9092" E

Join Blue Guru's last eco-education dive safari of the season!

 

You'll enjoy 6 dives over 2 days at Richelieu Rock (Thailand's top dive site) & Surin Islands. 

Stay overnight in Surin National Park's natural surroundings, either in tent or bungalow. 

You can choose to do 1, 2 or 3 PADI eco specialty courses during the trip. Choose from:

- Whale Shark Awareness

- Manta Ray Awareness

- Shark Conservation Diver

- Turtle Awareness

- Underwater Naturalist

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Date: 
Mar. 19/13
Location: 
Burma (Mergui Archipelago & Black Rock) Ranong
Thailand
9° 37' 59.6856" N, 98° 3' 50.274" E

Join our eco-education liveaboard trip in Burma during whale shark & manta ray season!

 

You'll enjoy 18 dives over 5 days in the relatively unexplored territory of Burma's Mergui Archipelago & Burma Banks including Black Rock.

2 PADI eco specialty courses are included to raise participants' awareness about serious threat to sharks & corals: both vital to healthy marine eco-systems.

- Whale Shark Awareness

- Manta Ray Awareness

Participants can also choose to add another other eco-education course, e.g.:

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Date: 
Mar. 15/13
Location: 
Richelieu Rock & Surin Islands Kuraburi
Thailand
9° 24' 20.556" N, 97° 51' 58.3596" E

Join Blue Guru's eco-education dive safari during whale shark & manta ray season!

You'll enjoy 6 dives over 2 days at Richelieu Rock (Thailand's top dive site) & Surin Islands. 

Stay overnight in Surin National Park's natural surroundings, either in tent or bungalow.

You can choose to do 1, 2 or 3 PADI eco specialty courses during the trip. Choose from:

 - PADI Whale Shark Awareness

- PADI Manta Ray Awareness

- PADI Shark Conservation Diver

- PADI Turtle Awareness

- PADI Project AWARE

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Date: 
Feb. 22/13
Location: 
Similan & Surin National Parks Khao Lak
Thailand
8° 38' 46.3056" N, 97° 39' 26.8956" E

Join Blue Guru's eco-education liveaboard trip during whale shark & manta ray season!

 

You'll enjoy 14 dives over 4 days in Similan Islands, Koh Bon (manta ray hotspot), Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock: Thailand's top dive site most famous for whale sharks.

During the trip participants will complete 2 included PADI distinctive specialty courses:

- Manta Ray Awareness

- Whale Shark Awareness

There is also an opportunity for extra eco-education, e.g.:

- PADI Turtle Awareness

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Date: 
Feb. 18/13
Location: 
Richelieu Rock & Surin Islands Kuraburi
Thailand
9° 25' 14.2068" N, 97° 52' 13.1916" E

Join Blue Guru's eco-education dive safari during whale shark & manta ray season!

You'll enjoy 6 dives over 2 days at Surin Islands & Richelieu Rock, Thailand's top dive site, famous worldwide as a whale shark & manta ray magnet!

Stay overnight in Surin National Park's natural surroundings, either in tent or bungalow. 

You can choose to do 1, 2 or 3 PADI eco specialty courses during the trip. Choose from:

- PADI Whale Shark Awareness

- PADI Shark Conservation Diver

- PADI Turtle Awareness

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