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 GÇô the reef manta; one of evolutionGÇÖs true masterpieces and yet still a creature we know virtually nothing about. If heGÇÖs lucky he will not only see one, heGÇÖll 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 will come closer to these gentle giants than heGÇÖd ever imagined possible; moved by their trust and intrigued by the many mysteries which still surround their lives.
Martin Clunes - Man to Manta: In Search of the Giant Ray
Martin Clunes explores the secret world of manta rays