My reason to return to Lembongan, and in fact Indonesia, is diving with mantas. There is a place south of Nusa Penida where mantas come to get cleaned by cleaner fish, which even enter the mantas’ mouth to remove remains of food and parasites. The mantas patiently wait their turn. However, mantas cannot stop in the water like fish can, so they slowly sail in circles near the bottom. Mantas are quite large, up to several meters long and from wingtip to wingtip. It’s a fascinating sight!

Unfortunately my camera wasn’t up to the task. I could see the mantas very clearly in all their glory, but the wide angle of a Gopro just records a tiny shadow. But trust me, it’s a fantastic sight!