Holding Female Southern Ray
Stingray City Snorkel – Safety
It is important to shuffle your feet to avoid stepping on them, because stress might cause them to shoot their tail barb. In 9 years of operation, no one had ever been hurt. They guides assisted in holding the rays. Then they showed us how to hold squid and feed the rays. The important point was to keep your thumb and fingers tucked tightly in. When they grabbed the squid from my hand, you could feel the strong suction of their mouths. They won’t bite your fingers on purpose, but their eyes can’t see what they are eating. So, help them out and keep your fingers tucked safely away.
There were also a few tropical fish at the site. One medium sized barracuda regularly patrolled nearby for scraps. The site and the stingray viewing were prefect. Everyone had a great time. Back at the shore there were freshwater outdoor showers, change rooms, shade and free rum. Highly recommended.