I was descending down to the reef after a giant stride into the turquoise sea at Bonaire Dive & Adventure’s pier on Bari Reef in Bonaire (the most diverse reef in the Caribbean according to REEF). After several seconds of fiddling around with my camera settings, I noticed a dark shadow just inches above my head. Feeling certain that an unknown diver was accidentally encroaching, I spun quickly around and saw this swimming over me.
Thankfully, I was not rigged for macro!
Have you spotted Bonaire’s mantas? This beauty was slowly cruising south in 15 feet of water, just earlier this month.