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Divers rescue tangled manta ray in Bat Islands, Costa Rica

Brazilian divers Thomaz Monteiro and Flavia Passaglia and Canadian Brian Thompson were diving in Costa Rica’s Bat Islands in the country’s northern Pacific when they were approached by a giant manta ray tangled in a fishing line. The divers told an Australian news station that the manta ray appeared to “ask for help” before Thompson unhooked the net from the massive creature. The group reported that the manta ray then swam with them for about 30 minutes.

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Michael Kucharski

2 days later this same giant manta swam to us again with two additional mantas that had fishing line tangled in the horns. If you would like to learn more about these wonderful adventures please contact Rocket Frog Divers or check out or Facebook page to see the video in total…:-)

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