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Dive Review of Manta Ray Bay in
Micronesia/Yap

Manta Ray Bay, May, 2013,

by Ken New, SD, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 7254.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments No "bad". Food is average-to-good, and that's the worst thing I can say about this place. It truly is what it advertises -- designed by divers, for divers. I doubt you will find more professional, friendly, personalized service anywhere. Go diving when no boat is scheduled? Check. Want a meal that was a special yesterday but not on the menu today? Check. I could go on.

The diving was amazing. Mantas circling us at the cleaning station; Mandarinfish mating up a storm each evening; sharks. Pretty reefs, swimthroughs. A variety: shallow, low-viz diving inside the reefs, with lots of mandarins and other macro; 100+ viz outside the reef, & all the life you'd hope for out there. Can't wait to go back!
Websites Manta Ray Bay   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Surface interval at 500psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots 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 N/A

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 Only buckets on the boat but they made sure I had one. GREAT setup in the dive shop: your own personal lockable storage with worktable on top; lots of recharging ports: air blower, chamois, magnifying glass at each station. Awesome!
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