Hanifaru Bay also known as 'Vandhuymaafaru Adi' by the locals is a marine protected island with a natural underwater bay located in Baa Atoll, Maldives. The area was declared as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in July 2011.
May to November is considered the feeding season as plankton blooms. This has attracted Manta rays by the numbers. You can potentially witness a gathering of manta rays up to 200 and plenty of whale sharks feeding off the corals reefs. Hanifaru Bay has become the world's largest Manta Ray feeding destinations.
Some liveaboards that heads to Hanifaru Bay
1. 31 July 2016 - 7 August 2016
2. 14 August 2016 - 21 August 2016
1. 6 August 2016 - 13 August 2016
2. 20 August 2016 - 27 August 2016