Martin Clunes seeks to fulfil a burning ambition to swim with one of the sea’s most enormous and enigmatic creatures in ITV1’s new documentary Man to Manta.
Already a qualified diver, Martin’s fascination for the underwater world has been fuelled by family holidays to the Maldives. Like many divers his quest has been to see a giant manta ray, one of the most iconic species on the planet.
In Man to Mantas, Martin sets off to realise his dream. The first port of call is the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean which was once the favourite haunt of manta rays but now sightings are extremely rare.
It has now dubbed ‘stingray city’ and Martin’s introduction to the exotic underwater world comes when he gets to kiss a stingray. Stingrays can be lethal, but here in this tourist spot they have become used to human contact.