Csilla Ari, Ph.D.,  founder

it all started with one dive

Csilla was born in Hungary, Budapest, a land locked country. During her childhood she visited neighbouring countries with her family and fell in love with scuba diving and marine animals at very early age. She was only 13 years old when she decided to dedicate her life to study and protect giant manta rays.


We know about the amazing connection that can occur when man goes underwater and explores a whole new world. Let us guide you in that amazing journey.

What's New?



Watch our recent TedXTalk about manta ray research and conservation projects.

The start

Read about the first days of establishing the Manta Memories Project.

Who we are

Save manta rays by helping people

Manta Ray Symposium

Researchers discuss future directions to save manta rays.

Manta Memories

New Movie

The giants of the ocean.

Fiji Expedition

Establishing new research project and the first distribution center.

About Manta rays

This website is under construction, please check back often!

  • cartilaginous fish
  • they have the largest brain of all fish
  • vulnerable to extinction
  • live in temperate and tropical waters
  • grows up to 20 feet


Read more about our research at




Conference in Brisbane

Shark and ray scientists.