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Dive Review of Manta Ray Bay in
Micronesia/Yap

Manta Ray Bay, Sep, 2012,

by Kevin Darnell, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 6740.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Provo, Grand Turk, Salt Cay, Cozumel, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Bahamas, Fiji Austrailia, Maui, Palau
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No Deco
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Similar to what others have posted, Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers are amazing. The whole setup of the resort is designed to make the diving easy from the lockers right off the dock to the camera cabinets and charging station. While we came primarily to see Mantas we were also very impressed with the rest of the diving. Vertigo is up there with some of the best walls we have done. The dive masters are helpful but allow you do your own thing. The boats were fast and comfortable with the only negative being no camera storage on board however after asking a camera bucket was put on the boat. They are also extremely flexible. We wanted to do another Manta dive the day we left and they took us out early for a one tank dive as we were flying that night.
The resort was fantastic, the rooms large and very comfortable. The upgrade with the private rooftop hot tub was very nice. The staff were very friendly and knew all our names after the first day. The resorts island tour was also very impressive and a great way to see the island, learn the history of Yap, and get realistic view of life on Yap from a Local Guide.
The restaurant was unique being a actual Chinese Ship. The food was very good but the selection was limited. All in all I would Highly Recommend Yap and Manta Ray Bay Resort and cannot wait to go back.
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