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Dive Review of Yap Divers/Manta Ray Bay Resort in

February, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Ann Donahue, BC, CA
Reviewer   (6 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
Report Number 6456
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Hawai, Fiji, Mexico, Socorro Islands,
Caribbean, Honduras, Micronesia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Recreational depth limit, dive time 60minutes +  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Nice large separate area for cameras next to equipment lockers.
Staff very careful and efficient at passing cameras over to divers. Great
location to shoot mantas up close!!
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
This resort is one of the best resorts we have visited as far as efficiency
goes. The rooms are very large and decorated with beautiful Indonesian
furniture. The staff is very friendly and everyone knows your name after a
few days. The Mnuw bar and restaurant is relaxed and an excellent place to
end a day of great diving along with one of the fine beers brewed in
The diving is awesome with lots of sharks, mantas but also smaller stuff
including mandarin fish. Dives are usually shallow which means a longer
dive time is possible and dive masters never rush you out of the water.
Great for photographers! Yap is known for its mantas but it has so much
more to offer: crocodile fish, pipefish, gobies, anemone fish, morays,
marble and eagle rays, a great variety of tropicals.Divemasters are
knowledgeable and helpful.
The culture of the island is vibrant and villages have kept a lot of their
traditions. Don't miss the cultural tour!
Bill Acker, the owner is very present at the resort and will  make sure
that everyone has a pleasant experience.
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