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Dive Review of Manta Ray Divers/Manta Ray Bay Hotel in
Micronesia/YAP

Manta Ray Divers/Manta Ray Bay Hotel, Jul, 2007,

by JAMES KNIELING, NV, USA . Report 3576.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Bequa Isl. Fija, Club Med Moorea, Tahiti, Cozumel, Curacao, Aruba, Grenada, St. Lucia, Antigua, Little Caymen, Caymen Brac, Grand Caymen. Channel Isl. California.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 20 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions These were shallow dives just out of the harbor with a bottom of 60-80'
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments 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 with a great bar (a floating Malaysian Junk boat complete with canons)and excellent service. The main drawback in the area is NO TV!
The Traders Ridge resort is also beautiful but a long way from the harbor up on the hill top. It has fabulous food! Great Mangrove & if ordered and tracked down prior to arrival the ULTIMATE DELIGHT-COCONUT CRAB! Fresh grown and picked daily unique sweet baby spinach & other spices. I ate their twice with the Mangrove crab. Awesome!

I hit the typhoon season and one hit the Philippines and we had two days of rain so I was only able to dive two of four days. The food became my diving trip. The sharks were unique, the 10-12' black tips just kick back in the sand in chill. I was able to get up to about two feet on one local hang out shark. I saw about a dozen in the area and 6-turtles and
a few unique soft corals. Mainly hard corals here.
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