Manta rays are truly one of the ocean’s gentle giants; if you’ve ever had the chance to dive — or even snorkel — with one, you know how special the experience can be. But mantas are in danger. We are losing thousands of them every year to fishermen, who hunt them for their gill rakers or kill them as bycatch when fishing for something else. In Southeast Asia, some people believe that the gill rakers have medicinal benefits, and so will pay a high price for medicine made with the substance, even though there’s no proof whatsoever of any health benefits. In this video, we hope to educate viewers and promote conservation of one of the ocean’s most magnificent animals.
In this video, we hope to educate viewers and promote conservation of one of the ocean’s most magnificent animals.
Scuba Diver Life videos
Trials, Recovery, and Vulnerability of our Coral Reefs
This short video, shot in Australia, shows how simultaneously vulnerable and resilient our coral reefs are in the face of bleaching.
Rare Shots of a Blue Whale Feeding
The biggest eats some of the smallest and we get to see it thanks to a drone.
Sleeping Sperm Whales
Sperm whales sleeping, and possibly dreaming, is an unusual sight to see.
Diver Pulls a Giant Fishhook Out of Lemon Shark
We hope all divers are as helpful as this one who removed a huge hook from a lemon shark’s belly.
South African Humpback Whale Party
Huge groups of humpback whales are being seen in South Africa – something only seen in recent years.
True’s Beaked Whale Caught on Film
An extremely rare whale species – the True’s beaked whale – was caught on film in the Azores.
Orcas Kill a Sevengill Shark off California Coast
A drone accompanying a whale watching tour caught this video of orcas killing a sevengill shark off the coast of California. Orcas killing sharks isn’t something we see on video very often.
Freedivers Play with Orcas in Norway
This short, must-see video has a little bit of several cool things – northern lights, orcas, freediving, and paddleboarding.