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Dive Review of Manta Ray Bay in
Micronesia/Yap

Manta Ray Bay: "Mantas and way more!", Aug, 2014,

by Ann Donahue, BC, CA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 7944.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Our 4th visit to Manta Ray Bay Resort and we are already looking forward to our next one. The accommodation is outstanding and the staff will go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The dive operation is first class and the DMs /boat captains very knowledgeable about the area. Yap is well known for its manta population but it has so mush more to offer: healthy corals, great macro and a fantastic shark dive. Despite being far away and somewhat isolated, the resort manages to offer all the conveniences required for a great holiday. The restaurant offers fresh food including salads and veggies grown in their greenhouse, baked goods from their bakery and beer brewed in their brewery!
The owner Bill Acker is on location and connects personally with his guests making you feel very welcome.
We were there for the annual Mantafest, a photo event where you get to discuss photography and learn from pros from the US and Europe. A fun event with great diving, camaraderie and lots of learning!
Check our photos from the event at kenannphoto.com
Websites Manta Ray Bay   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Solomon, Fiji, Caribbean, Palau, Socorro, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Hawai
Closest Airport Yap Getting There United via Hawai and Guam

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Respect the limitations of your dive computer
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments The best camera room we have seen so far!
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