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

Manta Ray Bay: "Yap - outside of manta mating season, May 2016", May, 2016,

by Timothy C Barden, MA, US ( 2 reports). Report 9106.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over the Carobbeam. Truk
Closest Airport Colonia Getting There Delta direct from Tokyo avoids going through Guam

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments Manta Ray Bay is a gorgeous hotel with a lot of history. Save some time for a land tour to see all the stone money and villages. Maybe your guide will show you the proper way to chew betel nut. I did some research when I got back. The pinch of ground coral appears to neutralize the acid in the nut, releasing some alkaloids similar to nicotine which gives the euphoria. the leaf is for flavor.
The rooms are spacious and clean, each with a different fish motif. The 100-yearold jun ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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