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Dive Review of Yap Divers/Manta Ray Bay Resort in
Micronesia/Yap

Yap Divers/Manta Ray Bay Resort, Feb, 2003,

by Mike Garrison, Kansas, USA . Report 377.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Grand Turk, Cozumel, Roatan, Cayman Brac, Marathon in Florida Keys, Eastern Florida,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 15 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None. Preferred we dive with the dive master but it was not required. We had a mix of Nitrox and non Nitrox so almost every dive we ended up splitting up half way through the dive. Manta Ray dives under 90ft, reef dives up to 110.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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 Did not have underwater photo equipment

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Yap is a wonderful place and excellent diving. Bill Acker has carved out a diver friendly business here. Resort is excellent for a third world country. Large rooms, each decoratd in the theme of sea life. large showers, patios. Unfortunately no swimming pool. Restaurant and bar are on an old wooden merchant ship, very colorful. Diving operation is excellent. Staff rigs all equipment for every dive. All you do is gear up and dive. Water warm, wet suit not necessary. Manta Rays were mating so they really put on a show, rolls, loops etc. Swam very close so made up for poor visibility. Need to dive Nitrox so you can stay long enough to enjoy the show. Reef diving was good but I believe the Caribbean beats them here. However their fish are more colorful and more variety, not all Parrots. Not a lot to do on shore but a few night spots and places to shop. Highly recommend the cultural tour on the last day, we hired a private guide and he was excellent. All arranged through the resort. Yap has a strong cultural foundation and you need to learn about it and the stone money.
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