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Diving Reviews of Manta Ray Bay in Micronesia

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(36 Reports)
For Experienced Divers:  4 stars For Inexperienced Divers:  4 stars
Underwater Photography:  4 stars Accommodations:  4 stars
 
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Manta Ray Bay N   Yap, Micronesia   "Yap - outside of manta mating season, May 2016"
Yap - outside of manta mating season, May 2016Manta Ray Bay is a gorgeous hotel with a lot of history. Save some time for a land tour to see all the stone money and villages. ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2016   Timothy C Barden
250+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay N   Yap   "Great Time at Yap Day 2016 and Yap Diving"
Great Time at Yap Day 2016 and Yap DivingYap is known for there mantas and that was one reason that I wanted to go but I also wanted to see the cultural aspects of Yap as ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2016   Mr Franklin Mah
250+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay/ MantaRay Bay Resort N   Yap   "Yap mantas"
Yap mantasNice hotel, very clean and very friendly staff and dive staff. Our gear was rinsed after each day of diving and tanks were set up... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2015   Gary Rudy
250+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay N   Yap   "Manta Ray Resort delivers the Mantas!"
Manta Ray Resort delivers the Mantas!Spent a week at the Manta Ray Resort in Yap. Charming ~20 room hotel w/a 100+ year old fishing boat permanently moored in front w... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2014   Mark Zahorik
500+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay N   Yap   "Mantas and way more!"
Mantas and way more!Our 4th visit to Manta Ray Bay Resort and we are already looking forward to our next one. The accommodation is outstanding and the... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2014   Ann Donahue
500+ Dives
 
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Manta Ray Bay N   Yap   "Dedicated Dive Resort on remote island"
Dedicated Dive Resort on remote islandWe spent 2 weeks at Manta Ray Bay Resort for diving. Yap Divers is on site and very convenient. Just a short walk out of your room... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2014   Renee Ross
250+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay N   Yap   With 20+ years of diving under my (weight) belt, Manta Ray Bay is one of the best dive resorts I have ever visited. The island is... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2014   Fredda Lerner
500+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay N   Yap   No "bad". Food is average-to-good, and that's the worst thing I can say about this place. It truly is what it advertises -- design... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2013   Ken New
250+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay N   Yap   This was our first time to Yap and the MRBR but we traveled with a seasoned vet. We flew into Yap on the Saturday night/Sunday mo... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2013   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay N   Yap   I wish I'd planned to stay longer! Everything good that's been previously said about MRBR, I happily echo. Superb staff, thoughtfu... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2013   Ken New
250+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay N   [N/A]   This was my 3rd visit to Manta Ray Bay Hotel (MRBH). After catching the usual late night flight from Guam, we were greeted by a ch... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2013   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay N   [N/A]   It is a great resort with beautiful rooms and a nice swimming pool. Staff are very friendly and willing to help at all times. Look... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
3/2013   Robert and Laura Mosqueda
500+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay N   Yap   This is our second trip to Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap. The weather was a bit overcast in February but the skies would clear eac... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2013   Jeff Bloomer
1000+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Full report N   Yap   Similar to what others have posted, Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers are amazing. The whole setup of the resort is designed to ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2012   Kevin Darnell
500+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Full report N   Yap   We have stayed at Manta Ray before in 2006 and decided to go back for a 2 week stay this year. The things we thought were great ab... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2012   Ted Kern
1000+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Full report N   Yap   Ok, anyone who has read any of my other reports knows I can be brutal if it is warranted. Well now you are going to see the graci... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2012   Jeff Bloomer
500+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Full report N   Yap   This was my second visit to Manta Ray Bay Hotel (MRBH) and Yap Divers and it was very enjoyable. Our dive boat accommodated 5 di... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2011   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Full report N   [Yap   Manta Ray Bay is a beautiful modern resort.It has an infinity pool.The owner is very hands on,and,is obviously interested in succe... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2010   Andy Kenley
1000+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Full report N   YAP   We spent a week at Manta Ray Bay diving with YAP divers after spending a week in Palau aboard the Big Blue Explorer. We found the ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2009   Tom Brumback
250+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn Full report N   [N/A]   On Yap we dove with Yap Divers, located at the Manta Ray Bay Resort. The dive boats are a little cramped - dressed cylinders are l... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2009   Vicky Smith
100+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manata Ray Bay Hotel Full report N   Yap   Yap is bypassed by most divers on their way to Palau. This is a mistake especially if you are flying through Guam as your plane m... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2008   Brent Woods
250+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Full report N   Yap   We went to Manta Ray Bay for the mantas, and we saw, admired, and photographed a lot of mantas. The well-kept Yap secret, though,... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2009   Martha & Jeff Hubbard
1000+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Divers Full report N   [N/A]   [None]... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2009   George Landgrabe
1000+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Hotel Full report N   Yap   Wonderful 4 days of diving. We went for the manta rays and weren't disappointed. Saw two manta rays with wing spans of 8' and 14... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2009   David Dornbusch
250+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Full report N   [N/A]   We got what we expected. Manta and more Mantas. We were there in mating season and saw 30 or so mantas an most dives in Miil chann... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2008   Raymond Rowe
100+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Resort Full report N   Yap   We traveled to Yap to take the Manta Ray Awareness course with author Bill Acker. Spending time with this Texan was an absolute d... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2008   Janet Hays
500+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Full report N   Yap   Spent 3 diving days (7 dives) on Yap as part of a 2 week trip to Yap/Truk. 3 dives were to observe the manta rays; 60' sitting in ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2008   Watt Hinson
500+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Hotel Full report N   YAP   This is a very quiet and peaceful island. A great place for a restful vacation. The Manta Ray Bay Hotel is a very beautiful hotel ... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
7/2007   JAMES KNIELING
500+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Hotel Full report N   Yap   Like everyone else at Manta Ray Bay, save one jolly group of Aussies who were staying the week, we were in transit to Palau. We qu... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2006   Chrisanda Button/Rickie Sterne
250+ Dives
 
Yap - Manta Ray Bay Hotel/ Same Full report N   Yap and Palau   Like many went there for the mantas and was not disappointed. During three days of diving (about the right length of time for Yap... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Dale Thompson
500+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay Hotel & Yap Divers Full report N   Yap   The typhoon in April or so of 2004 had an impact on the trip; home-grown fruits are non existent, everything has to be shipped in;... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
9/2004   John Kendall
100+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Bay and Palau Pacific Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Saw many mantas on our three dive days with Yap Divers. Water was very murky in the channel so photography not great. Life in the... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2004   anne warburton
100+ Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Traders Ridge Full report N   [N/A]   We were afraid that with the typhoon in April that the diving would not be up to the standards we were anticipating. The diving w... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2004   Joan Traylor
<100 Dives
 
Yap Divers/ Manta Ray Bay Resort Full report N   Yap   Yap is a wonderful place and excellent diving. Bill Acker has carved out a diver friendly business here. Resort is excellent for... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2003   Mike Garrison
100+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Hotel Full report N   Yap   This was a return trip so we dove many more sites than just the mantas. Yap is underutilized as far as the other awsome diving av... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2002   nikki Mahan
500+ Dives
 
Manta Ray Hotel Full report N   Yap   This was a return trip so we dove many more sites than just the mantas. Yap is underutilized as far as the other awsome diving av... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2002   nikki Mahan
500+ Dives
 
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