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Dive Review of Manta Ray Bay in
Micronesia/Yap

Manta Ray Bay: "Manta Ray Resort delivers the Mantas!", Dec, 2014,

by Mark Zahorik, IL, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8080.

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

Accommodations 3 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 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Spent a week at the Manta Ray Resort in Yap. Charming ~20 room hotel w/a 100+ year old fishing boat permanently moored in front which serves as the bar/restaurant for the resort. Dive shop & pier onsite. Very good food & microbrew beer onsite as well. Did 2/3 dives a day. Saw ~8-10 individual mantas ranging in size from 9'-13' whenever we dove "cleaning station" sites. Also saw reef sharks on virtually every dive. Got hit w/the tailings of typhoon Hagupit while we were there, but the staff was great in keeping everyone calm & well fed--just missed one day of diving for the clean-up. Vis was stirred up just a bit for a day or two, but overall a great experience diving the Micronesian waters. Owner Bill Ackman adds his warm, Texan hospitality to the place too. Great trip!
Websites Manta Ray Bay   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Hawaii, Great Lakes
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No real restrictions--divemasters were patient & allowed for as long a dive as the group wanted
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Large fresh water cooler accommodated cameras after dives.
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