Diving the Flower Gardens

Diving the Flower Gardens

The Flower Gardens is a marine sanctuary located 70-100 miles South of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico. Manta Rays are one of the big treats you have a chance of seeing on these dives, but this was the first trip (of 3) where I was lucky enough to have a fun encounter.
Dive Company : Fling Charters, http://flingcharters.com/
Dive Sites: East Bank (FG), West Bank (FG), Stetson Bank (FG), Natural Gas Rig near FG
Aquatic Life in Video: Manta Ray, Golden Smooth Trunkfish, and more.
Location: Gulf of Mexico / Flower Gardens
Media: Daniel Summers (video & editing), Arthur Borges (photography)
Music: Music4YourVids.co.uk


  1. Matt L on October 11, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    What camera set up are you using?

  2. Lori Meador on October 11, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Amazing Video. I did not realize we had a marine sancturay off of our coast line. Stunning – thank you!!

  3. Puff on October 11, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    I am only 13 and i got certified 2 years ago, My favorite place to dive is jupiter florida

  4. Lori Beraha on October 11, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    gorgeous video

  5. Lvfree Adventures on October 11, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    that is a very good quality video

  6. avideo4u on October 11, 2022 at 8:15 pm


  7. David Samuel on October 11, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Great video, one of the better videos I’ve seen. Lots of wonderful life there. Hope to visit there sometime.

  8. Malik Richardson on October 11, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    great video quality. Do u think a go pro hero 4 black edition would have similar video quality underwater?

  9. J Slot Outdoors on October 11, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Great footage! Enjoyed the video Daniel. Looking forward to seeing some more.

  10. Thepower 107 on October 11, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Why did that guy touch the eagle ray, do not do that kind of stuff while diving.

  11. Robert H. Reyna on October 11, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Your video quality is outstanding! What kind of camera equipment do you use?

  12. Lori Beraha on October 11, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Humans: Please stop touching wildlife!!! Give them the respect they deserve and protect them.

  13. Aleš Ježek on October 11, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Super,Labombastic,Fantastic, Školastic!!!!!!👍👏🤝👌🤘😍🏍️💓😇🙏🧠🐬

  14. Tracy Nelson on October 11, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I thought you are not supposed to touch the marine life

  15. Nestor N on October 11, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    1:33 the best video part….

  16. Delaney Adams on October 11, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Hello, I am spending my summer as an intern at NOAA fisheries through a scholarship program, and I am conducting research on the giant manta ray for my project. I saw your encounter and would love to learn more about your manta ray sightings. Could you provide the following: date of this sighting, and the sighting location (this may be in the form of a geotag from the device you used to take the video), and an approximate size of the animal? If you are willing to share this information, you can reply directly to this comment, or shoot me an email at adamsdelaney5@gmail.com. The information you provide will help us learn more about the spatial distribution of this endangered species. Thanks!

  17. KanyLaErre KanyCruz on October 11, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    I’ll be visiting this fall. And y’all be sure I’m not going to bother marine life the way such a bunch of dive-posers did here.

  18. GoProBro on October 11, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    There is some pretty poor etiquette by some of the divers which is always sad to see. Touching marine life is foolish and should be taught not only in the OWC but in every course. I think I’m going there at the end of this month. Fantastic video though!

  19. J L on October 11, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    So great but it’s not right that you are all chasing the creature… if you did that n the Galapagos and Red Sea, they would have reported you all..

  20. ss109guy on October 11, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Excellent video. Thanks.

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