Giant Devil Rays

Giant Devil Rays

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Best Place to dive with Devil Rays

Raja Ampat is one of the places where you can see white rays, most of the blankets have white belly, but in Raja Ampat you also can find Black Blankets, completely black top and bottom, this type of Black Blankets are endemic of this region!

In Raja Ampat (if you are lucky!) You can see blankets all year round, but from October to April when these amazing creatures arrive attracted by the high concentration of plankton and nutrients, at this time of the year is common to see them jumping out of the water ,!

But if you want the highest probability of sight of this beautiful animal then from October to April we can find them in the cleaning station; Manta Sandy, at 15m waiting for the small wrasse to clean their parasites.

This time of year, we have a very high level of Devil Rays in the channel between Gam island and Friween , and more specifically in our House Reef! They are usually in groups of 6, and they like to swim back and for what they allow to have a long look at them.

Here more information about Devil Rays;

Devil Rays – Mobula tarapacana

Description of Devil Rays

The devil ray has forward facing cephalic fins giving it the appearance of having horns. It is identified by its distinctive large body disc covered in small denticles and its long slender whip-like tail lacking a spine.

  • Dorsoventrally flattened with broad head and subterminal mouth.
  • Pectoral fins extend past head, forming distinct cephalic fins.
  • Dorsal finish small and at base of tail.
  • Long, thin tail with prickly spines.
  • Dark brown to bluish black dorsally.
  • White ventrally.
  • Up to 1.2m including the tail. base of tail.


Distribution of Devil Rays

You will find the Devil Rays Worldwide in tropical waters

Habits of Devil Rays

Normally found in schools and with a ventral rather than frontal mouth. A plankton feeder which fovors current-prone oceanic stretches.

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Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort is a place to connect with nature in one of the best diving and snorkeling destinations in the world!

Apart from the marine life that you can enjoy diving or snorkeling , Raja Ampat offers many other activities that will allow you to explore this spectacular part of the planet; kayaks, cultural visits to the villages, excursions in the jungle, visits to the small islands, enjoy the fauna and birds of the area (many of them endemic) …

In this blog we will share some of our adventures with you.

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