Just watching Ben sewing the Nalor (nose ornament) through his septum (above) was enough to make my eyes water.
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Now this is an exceptional experience – swimming with a school of manta rays in the Solomon Islands.
I’ve gone after manta rays on several assignments in the South Pacific – each time without success – until today.
In fact, my last attempt in Micronesia nearly killed me as I stupidly tried to get ahead of three of them in a strong current and vomited into my regulator from over-exertion at about 20 metres, leaving the manta’s to disappear into the burley of my previous night’s meal as I struggled to get to the surface.