You can help photograph,
identify and protect mantas!

How it works

8,859 identified individuals

21,245 reported encounters

99 contributors

Why we do this

“MantaMatcher will revolutionize global research on these threatened rays and help change the way field researchers approach scientific research on wild animals by means of successful and meaningful public involvement.” - Dr. Andrea Marshall, co-founder

I want to know more

Encounters around the world

How can I help out of the water

If you are not getting into the blue, there are still other ways to get engaged.

Adopt a manta

  • Support individual research programs in different regions
  • Receive email updates when we resight your adopted manta
  • Display your photo and a quote on the manta’s page in our database
Learn more about adopting a manta

Meet an adopter:Uber Scuba Komodo

We consider it a blessing to be able to enter the waters of Komodo knowing that we may encounter such majestic, breathtaking creatures. Marine megafauna, like manta rays, are representative of the health of our oceans. If we were to lose our marine megafauna it is an indicator of the larger devastation of our planet. We know that we must protect our marine megafauna and their environments to ensure we can enjoy a healthy marine environment for years to come, this is where the wonderful work of Manta Matcher, MMF and Elitza Germanov and her incredible team come in. Sharing the seas with Manta Rays - like this beautiful specimen - ensure our passion for diving forever remains, and we urge anyone who is yet to come into contact with the team at Manta Matcher to get involved. You can meet our manta 'Uber' by Diving in Komodo - visit us at