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Dive Review of Traders Ridge in
Micronesia/YAP

Traders Ridge, Oct, 2006,

by Steve Dussault, NH, USA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 3084.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Thailand, NZ, Fiji, Mexico, Canada, Alaska, USA, Carribean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions - we did one 90 minute dive!
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments No rinse tanks on boats for cameras

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We were the only two divers at Traders Ridge during our stay so we had our own boat and was able to pick the dive locations and times. The boat captain and dive master were very accomondating. 32% NITROX available for free but you should bring your own analyzer - theirs was broke. The diving in Miil Channel is awesome! The Mandarin Fish Night dive may not be a great as lead to beleive. The Traders Ridge resort is very nice but the food is better and cheaper at Yap Divers. The restaurant at Yap Divers on the M/V Mnuw is a wonderful place to go at the end of the day.
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