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Manta Ray Bay Hotel

Love encounters with manta rays? This is the hotel for you.

The Manta Ray Bay Hotel is a dedicated dive resort, designed by divers and built for divers. The improvements in 2006 have made it even better and the resort is now able to provide guests with the best dive experience of their lives.

Yap Divers is a PADI 5-star facility located on the premises, offering a full range of PADI courses and the diving sessions organised daily to see the large population of resident manta rays. In Yap a manta dive does not mean diving hoping for a manta encounter, it means diving to see the mantas.

The Manta Ray restaurant is located on the main deck of the "SV Mnuw", the very own hundred year old South Seas Schooner where guests can enjoy the fine view through panoramic windows and then let staff pamper them.

The hotel has 28 rooms, including 15 ocean view rooms, 4 deluxe ocean view rooms and 9 standard rooms.

Attractions like seaside men’s house, cultural village tours, stone money banks, native dance performances, and mangrove forests highlight any visit to this pristine paradise. Unlike other states in Micronesia villagers have retained their distinctive native culture and are eager to share it with visitors from around the world.

Board Basis

  • Bed & Breakfast Diver including daily breakfast, diving, NITROX, Morning wake-up call and airport transfers
Standard Room

Standard View

All rooms are spacious and are decorated accordingly, right down to the hand-carved key chains and handmade bedspreads. The rooms are decorated in tropical elegance with tiled floors and feature natural rattan or handmade teak furniture. The standard room has 1 king or 2 queen sized beds.The diver option includes 2 dives a day except arrival and departure day and Airport transfers.

  • International Telephone
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Private Terrace or Balcony
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • T.V.
  • DVD/CD System
  • Mini Fridge (Request)
Guest Room

Ocean View

The Ocean View rooms provide a view of the lagoon and have private balconies. Ocean View rooms have 1 King or 2 Queen sized beds and are decorated accordingly in a tropical elegance and tiled floors. The diver option includes 2 dives a day except arrival and departure day and Airport transfers.

  • International Telephone
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Private Terrace or Balcony
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • T.V.
  • Mini Fridge (Request)
Guest Room

Deluxe Ocean

The Deluxe Ocean View Rooms have one King size antique poster bed. Two rooms are located on the ground floor, each having a private deck extending to the lagoon with a private plunge pool. The newest Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are mini-suites on the 2nd & 3rd floor with a king-sized bed, tropical hardwood flooring in the bedroom portion, a sitting area and a unique indoor ‘river stone’ garden shower.

  • International Telephone
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Private Terrace or Balcony
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • T.V.
  • Mini Fridge (Request)

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Denise Kendall – Micronesia – Palau and Yap

We spent ten days on the Palau Aggressor II liveaboard, followed by seven days on Yap, also for diving

Denise Kendall – Micronesia – Palau and Yap

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Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Micronesia – Palau and Yap

Our trip was for two people, one diver and one snorkeller. It was also a two centre trip. We spent ten days on the Palau Aggressor II liveaboard, followed by seven days on Yap, also for diving. It took three days to get there, but was definitely worth the trip. The diving was fabulous, as was the snorkelling, There were mantas, sharks, eagle rays, endless smaller fish and critters and the coral was excellent. There was an opportunity for a land tour of Peleliu during the Aggressor trip, which was well worth it, and of course there was Jellyfish Lake, which was amazing. I am not usually given to superlatives, but this trip was definitely worth them! We moved to Yap for the second part of the holiday, to the Manta Ray Bay hotel. The welcome was lovely, especially as it was a middle of the night transfer. The diving started late on the first day, to accommodate us, which was a nice touch. The crew were fab, and very responsive to my needs as a snorkeller as well as the divers. We had plenty of time after the diving to explore the land, if we wanted, and the hotel organised a morning tour for us, which was very informative. As you can probably guess, we really enjoyed it.

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Yap Divers

Manta Ray Bay Hotel

With Yap Divers, you can be assured of clean, pure air, safe diving, and a full range of instruction available from Open Water through Divemaster. They also offer a number of specialty dive certifications for those who want to expand their formal dive training, and we are home to the only place in the world where you can do the PADI certified Manta Ray Awareness Course. This makes for a perfect combination to enhance the Yap Island vacation.

Yap Divers also offers the only NITROX blends on Yap as well as PADI Enriched Air Specialty or TDI Nitrox Certification Classes. The dive traveller is offered all that he or she could ever ask for in terms of dive experiences with regularly scheduled drift dives, wall dives, cavern dives and night dives, as well as their specialty, Giant Manta dives.

Although they have a host of charted dive sites and a program to discover more dive destinations, the fun part is that more than 50% of Yap's reefs remain unexplored. It is often said that Yap is "World Class Diving's Best Kept Secret".

Very few people know or will ever know Yap’s reefs like the staff at Yap Divers. Most dive sites in Yap were discovered and named by us. Mi'l Channel, one of our premier dive destinations, is more than the "home of the Mantas" - this site has been classified by Skin Diver Magazine as one of the top dive destinations in the world.

All courses include all study materials, certification, equipment, instruction, and dives.

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

PADI Enriched Air Diver

The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

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Micronesia, Yap

Yap in Micronesia is renowned for its Manta population and year-round diving. You can experience some of the Yap culture on tours and trips to villages to meet the locals.

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