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Dive Review of Manta Ray Bay in

July, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Andy Kenley, FL, US
Sr. Contributor   (21 reports)
Report Number 5572
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
San Andres Colombia,Fl.Keys,Fl.Springs,Fl.Panhandle,Palm
ral Sea,Fiji,Kosrae,Yap,Palau,Kauai,NiHua,Kona. 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
88   to 90    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Limits of Computer.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Great facilities on land, very respectful of equipment on the boat.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Manta Ray Bay is a beautiful modern resort.It has an infinity pool.The
owner is very hands on,and,is obviously interested in successfully
marketing his property.He has done a great job with staff development.The
restaurant is in an attached remodeled sailing ship. Pleasant
ambiance,pedestrian menu.There are other places to eat in the
neighborhood.Don't go to Yap for the cuisine.There is a micro brewery on
site.The rooms are beautiful.All the staff were very customer
friendly,but,the dive staff were exceptional.Great guys,very capable.
OK,the diving.We arrived and told the head diver that we were not
interested in looking for Mantas in murky channels,we explained that we
liked walls,live corals,clear waters and lots of fish.We got our wish.
Beautiful walls,a lot of corals were damaged by a typhoon a few years
ago,but,there is a lot of encouraging regrowth taking place.There are
certainly fishy reefs there.The best thing I saw was a very large free
swimming cuttlefish.He was great!Very adequate boats.We went on 2
unsuccessful Manta hunts in the murky cuts.Other divers saw them before and
after we went to these sites.I would go back to Yap,but,only as a stop on a
Central Pacific trip to other sites.
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