Ever since Steve Irwin’s tragic demise more than a decade ago, all types of rays have gotten a bit of a bad rep. Which is a real shame, because these gentle giants of the deep blue sea are both majestic and typically not aggressive to humans.
So when a team of scuba divers encountered a manta ray with an injured right wing, they attempted to help him out with his problem. He was mistrustful at first, but quickly realized they were only trying to help him remove the fishing line. And so, the divers made a new and lifelong friend.