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Dive Review of Beyond The Reef/O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn in
Micronesia/Yap

April, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Brigitte Lacouture, AK, US
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7645
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Tahiti, St. Vincent, Borneo, Curacao, Bonaire, Cozumel, Saba, GBR
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
28   to 28    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
4
Water Visibility
5   to 25    Meters  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
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Comments  
Yap is a small island in the Federated States of Micronesia between Palau
and Guam. We dove with Beyond the Reef who recently moved their office and
are now located next to the ESA Bay View hotel. Beyond the Reef specializes
in small group diving and caters to the particular interests of the divers.
 We liked the idea of not going out to sites with a herd of 10 other divers
and did two dives a day for six days with them. At most sites we were the
only boat. The boat also went out at dusk twice on mandarin fish
photography trips, but we were not into spending an hour getting the
perfect shots of mandarin fish...

The boat we dove with was a small skiff that had oxygen on board, as well
as a first aid kit. We were usually the only divers onboard, on two days a
snorkeler joined us, once with another diver, but the skiff was never
overcrowded. Only our available air limited our dives and we dove pretty
much as we pleased with our DM Keonie hanging out and o
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