About Man To Manta
For over ten years BAFTA award-winning Martin Clunes has escaped
from the world of acting by SCUBA diving under the sea in the
Maldives. A qualified diver he has, like most divers, become
addicted to the silent parallel universe he finds there; with its
absurdly vivid colours, and its strangely alien inhabitants.
But one resident of these warm, blue waters has so far eluded him - the reef manta; one of evolution's true masterpieces and yet still a creature we know virtually nothing about. If he's lucky he will not only see one, he'll watch and swim with dozens at the same time. Weighing as much as 5000lb, and with a wingspan of up to 25ft, it will be an extended intimate encounter with one of the most iconic species on the planet.
Locked in a surreal blue ballet Martin comes closer to these gentle giants than he'd ever imagined possible; moved by their trust and intrigued by the many mysteries which still surround their lives.