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

July, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by JAMES KNIELING, NV, USA (5 reports)
Report Number 3576

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Reporter
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.

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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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