Such an amazing experience! Jane Headley, who shot this video, says that the Ray swam with them for over 10 minutes until they were low on air & had to leave. Then they watched while on their safety stop as she continued to circle below them with another Manta ray. The woman is convinced the animal stayed with them for help as this was the longest & closest interaction she had ever had with Rays. The name “Manta” means “blanket”, which this kind of Rays reminds of. Unlike the Sting Rays, Manta rays don’t have a stinger and they are not dangerous to approach. They can be up to 25 feet in length and weight as much as 3,000 pounds. The open fins of a Manta Ray can be more than 20 feet in length. The Manta Ray has the largest brain to body ratio of all sharks and rays on Earth. They are very close relatives of the shark. Ironically, sharks are their main predators. I hope this beautiful footage becomes a reminder to everyone of how much do animals suffer from all that trash that we leave behind.