The diving at Palmyra is incredible, with huge schools of colorful fish and extensive stands of healthy, vibrant coral. We saw Parrotfish and Surgeonfish over a foot long–much larger than we’ve seen in the past. Black-tip reef sharks were exciting to see. Fortunately, as in the shallows, they avoided us underwater and didn’t approach too closely. Most impressive of all, however, were the Mantas Rays. We never tired of watching their graceful passage.
Below is footage from three of our dives. The first is off the Western Terrace (mid-left on the map), and the second two were in the entrance channel, where Manta Rays are often found.