Komodo trip, June 2010.
Pic 20 of 39.
It was my 48th dive. Late morning
dive, the second dive in Manta Alley. Sugi placed me on the alley, a little bit
on the right side, facing the current. Yes, the mantas’ treadmill, where they
flex their wings. And oh heaven they did. So close on my left side, I could feel
the water flip from their wing. I could see their black eyes staring at me, amused, looking at me struggling against the current, hanging for my dear
life. And they were above me too, so close, I thought it soon would crash me underneath. But of
course, it didn’t.
A graceful, gentle, curious and beautiful creature. One of those dives I am sure I will remember always.