MesMesharifa is a small island made of coral sand. It is located in a large lagoon in front of the fishing village of Mohamed Gul, 10 miles Shambaia. West of Shambaia.
This lagoon is filled with large manta rays that are attracted by the extraordinary abundance of plankton. Between August and November in particular, these fascinating creatures form groups of up to dozens of animals. They gather near canals and passages where the current brings them large amounts of food. As in any area filled with plankton, visibility is not very good here. In order to get good photos, it is therefore necessary to get very close to the animals (often they swim close to the surface).