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Manta Ray Bay

Manta Ray Bay

4 star hotel
1 Main Street, Colonia, Yap, Micronesia 96943, Federated States of Micronesia
35 rooms
FREE Internet

Yap Divers

5 star dive center
Onsite Show address

1 Main Street, Colonia, Yap, Micronesia 96943, Federated States of Micronesia

Package highlights

  • Scuba Diving Magazine's Readers Choice Award 2019
  • 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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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
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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% (downpayment)
  • 90 days before trip start: 70% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Manta Ray Bay

What to see

Manta rays with wingspans of up to 14ft (4.3m) are the highlight of diving at Yap. Some manta rays have been seen in Yap’s waters for many years and experienced dive guides are even able to recognize them by the markings on their underbellies. During mating season, watch males chase the tails of females in an elegant mating dance or gently hovering above cleaning stations in small groups. At Valley of the Rays, mantas can be seen doing barrel rolls as they feed on plankton.

At Vertigo, find yourself surrounded by numerous blacktip, grey reef and whitetip sharks along with black trevally and red snapper. For macro lovers, Yap has a healthy population of mandarin fish which are wonderful to observe during dusk dives.

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
  • Easy access to WWII wrecks, 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.

If wrecks are of interest, Yap offers a selection of historically-interesting WWII wrecks, all easily-accessible from the dive center. And 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

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • Camera Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Activities

  • Hiking

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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