It started from when local fisherman would stop here to clean their daily catch, throwing their scraps overboard. The stingrays caught on pretty quickly, and now it's a big tourist attraction. Apparently stingrays aren't the only ones who have figured out the free lunch. We were told that just off the sandbar, a dozen yards out, helicopters flying overhead have snapped photos of circling sharks and hammerheads. I was hoping for a glimpse of a shark fin or two, but was thrilled with just the stingrays!
This little baby followed mom around to learn the ropes. The stingrays aren't shy, and would swim up and nudge you for treats -- a bit of raw squid, rubbing their smooth underbellies against your arms and legs. Their top side is rough like sandpaper and their tails are spiky.