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Federated States of Micronesia / Yap
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Manta Ray Bay

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Manta Ray Bay

4 star hotel
Manta Visions Photo & Video Center, PO Box MR, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia 96943, United States
35 rooms
No Internet

Yap Divers - Manta Ray Bay Hotel

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Scuba Diving Magazine's Readers Choice Award 2021
  • Tuck into an island style crab dinner aboard a 170ft Phinisi schooner 
  • Adventurous divers will relish the chance to explore uncharted, untouched reefs
  • Sample 'Hammerhead Amber' or 'Manta Gold' beer at the on-site micro-brewery
  • Stop by Taro Leaf Spa for a relaxing treatment with locally-sourced plant extracts
  • Dive into protected waters that provide year-round sanctuary for mantas, sharks and turtles
  • Witness the magic and ritualism of Yapese society with traditional chants and dances
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30%
  • 90 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 95.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Manta Ray Bay

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Eight purpose-built vessels, moored on the private dock outside the dive shop
  • Crystal clear (30m+), warm (~28 degree) waters offering calm conditions year-round
  • Dive with mantas, reef sharks and turtles in 8,243sqm of newly protected marine zone
  • Dive sites between 5-40m, offering the perfect conditions for any experience level
  • Drift dives and abundant biodiversity
  • Seen it all before? You'll love the chance to dive on miles of unexplored reef system
  • Access to 8,243sqm of newly protected marine zone

Description

Yap Divers is based within the Manta Ray Bay Resort and offers 8 purpose-built dive vessels, moored just outside the resort's accommodation.

Fewer than 1000 divers visit Yap over a year's period, ensuring relaxed dives on unspoilt ecosystems. All diving is conducted in small groups, allowing you maximum bottom time and control over where you dive and what you focus on.

With reefs between 5-40m, diving here is suitable for novice and experienced divers alike. 

The protected, unpolluted waters around Yap in Micronesia offer impressive biodiversity and big fish life in abundance. Sharks, mantas, eagle rays and turtles take year-round refuge in these warm, crystal clear waters. Visibility regularly exceeds 30m and water temperatures hover around 28 degrees throughout the year. Great distances of reef have yet to be mapped, giving you the rare opportunity to explore uncharted territory. 

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DIVING SERVICES

Languages spoken

  • English

Dive Center Facilities

  • Parking
  • Onsite Training Pool
  • Onsite Classroom

Rental Equipment

  • Small Cylinders (10L / 71.2 Cu. Ft.)
  • Drysuit
  • Full-Foot Fins
  • Bcd
  • Steel Cylinders
  • Large Cylinders (15L / 100 Cu. Ft.)
  • Regulator
  • Dive Computer
  • Gauges

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Payments

  • Visa
  • Personal Checks
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Resort Description

Manta Ray Bay is a unique and award-winning diver-centric resort on Yap Island, home of the world's first protected population of mantas. 

Built by divers, for divers, this resort places a focus on convenience and first-rate hospitality. All of the 35 uniquely-designed guestrooms are located steps from the dive center, which offers eight modern boats to take you out to the best dive sites in and around Yap. Choose an ocean view room to experience total privacy and your own roof top jacuzzi or private plunge pool.

There's a bar and restaurant set aboad a hundred-year-old South Seas Schooner, boasting panoramic views of the harbour and serving up local fresh fish and international delicacies. Top it all off with a cool beer from the resort's very own micro-brewery.

The on-site Taro Leaf spa offers décor is based around island themes, and many signature treatments use locally-sourced plants. Fishing, kayaking and a range of island tours and cultural experiences are also offered. 

Yap itself is a small, tropical island, a must-visit for manta lovers, eco-enthusiasts and adventurers who revel in remoteness and uncharted territory. The incredible biodiversity and healthy density of planktonic organisms in the recently-protected 8,243sqm around Yap Island creates the ideal setting for mantas to flourish, meaning you can almost guarantee a manta sighting here year-round.

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How to get there

Arrival

  • Having landed at Yap International Airport, a resort representative will be in arrivals to greet you and welcome you to the island.
  • An air-conditioned transfer will be arranged to deliver you to the resort. 
  • The journey will last around 10 minutes. 
  • Check in after 2:00pm.

Departure

  • Check out by 12:00pm.
  • A return transfer to the airport can be easily arranged with the resort. 

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