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

Yap Divers/Manta Ray Bay, Jun, 2008,

by Watt Hinson, Texas, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 4192.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Belize, Honduras
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Very little restrictions, dive your computer profile, safety stop and come up with 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 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 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Spent 3 diving days (7 dives) on Yap as part of a 2 week trip to Yap/Truk. 3 dives were to observe the manta rays; 60' sitting in the sand observing the mantas at a cleaning station. Definitly the signature dive for Yap. Saw up to 4 mantas at a time with the largest a 20' wing span.

We did convince the dive guide to take us outside the barrier reef for wall diving. These were awesome dives with viz over 150 feet. There is coral damage from a typhoon several years ago, but still well worth the time. Verical walls and sloping hard coral reefs; some surge on top, but overall easy dive for all but the very inexperienced diver.

The resort was clean and the service excellent with a friendly staff. The resturant is a 100 yr old schooner moored at the resort. Ok food, but somewhat over priced. One evening they show movies on a white board mounted on the mast; popular with the locals and fun.

Would definitly go back for up to a week with dives outside the reef.
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