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Dive Review of Manta Ray Bay in
Micronesia/Yap

Manta Ray Bay: "Good diving, lots of fish, sharks.", Nov, 2017,

by Ruth Lindner, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9998.

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

Accommodations 4 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 $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Lots of schools of fish, sharks, morays, some turtles, small critters. We didnít see any mantas although that is what they are famous for. Resort is comfortable and clean. There is a small pool and good restaurant with a few others nearby. Diving operation is efficient and helpful. Yap has a much different feel to it than Chuuk. People seem to be working, more prosperous and there are businesses operating on the island. Walking around is ok and we also took an island tour and saw some WWII plane wrecks and banks with stone money.
Websites Manta Ray Bay   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Thailand, Andaman Is., Galapagos, Baja, all over Carribean, Fiji, French Polynesia
Closest Airport Yap Getting There Non stop to Guam and very short flight to Yap. From Chuuk you have to fly to Guam and then Yap.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100- Ft/ 30- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We did 2 one hour dives in the morning usually not more than 80 ft with the second one slightly shallower. You could dive your own profile if you wanted to stay shallower or go deeper.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No place for camera on boat. They do hand it down to you. There are tables in dive shop to work on camera.
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