The Yap islands
The Yap archipelago is known for its large population of resident mantas. Over 100 individuals live in the surrounding waters
Yap all year round. In the winter (usually December to the end of April) and during the mating season, the mantas are collected
large groups of 10 – 12 pieces in the Mi’l Channel not far from the Manta Ray Bay Resort. During the summer season can
you see the big mantas at their “cleaning stations”. Here you can as a diver experience that the animals often and
passing slowly, only a few centimeters away. These mantas can have a size between 2.5 meters and above
4 meters in width from wing tip to wing tip!
Experience the Yap Islands - a destination few people know and even fewer traveled to!
Manta Ray Bay Resort
Manta Ray Bay- Yap Island Mikronesien
At Manta Ray Bay Resort all dive facilities are within a few steps from your accommodation. Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers have long been the obvious choice for visiting divers from all over the world. The resort has 35 rooms divided into three different categories: Standard, Ocean view and Deluxe ocean view. All rooms are air conditioned, have TV, DVD player, telephone, internet, refrigerator, bathroom, built-in hairdryer, electronic safe and tea and coffee maker
Award winning Yap Divers is Yap’s first PADI 5-Star Resort and an SSI Platinum Dive Center.
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. We 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 offers.
- Dive trips with the most experienced dive guides
- Rental of diving equipment
- Dive bottles in sizes 10, 12 and 15 liters
- Diving Courses
- Workstations for UV photographers
- Safe and personal storage of camera equipment in safes
- 110 and 220 volt charging stations
Excursions on the island
In addition to spectacular dives, Manta Ray offers Bay Resort and Yap Divers are also other types of excursions on the Yap Islands. These includes kayaking, snorkeling, deep sea fishing and interesting island visits villages. Here are the freshwater pools and of course opportunities to sunbathe on the beautiful beaches of the Pacific.
Welcome to the Paradise
In the southwestern part of the Pacific, in Micronesia, lies the Yap archipelago and the main island called just;
Yap. With its geographical location just north of the equator, Yap enjoys a tropical, warm and pleasant climate all year round. The visitors to Yap are mainly divers in search of unique experiences underwater together with many and great mantas. On the island of Yap there is Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers run by the founder himself, pioneer Bill Acker. For the past 30 years, he has discovered and named many of Yap’s dive sites. The Yap archipelago is known for its large population of resident mantas. Over 100 individuals live in the waters around Yap year-round. In the winter (usually December to the end of April) and during the mating season, the mantles gather in large groups of 10 – 12 pieces in the Mi’l Channel not far from the Manta Ray Bay Resort. During the summer season you can see the big mantas at their “cleaning stations”. Here, as a diver, you can experience that the animals pass frequently and slowly, only a few centimeters away. These mantles can have a size between 2.5 meters to over 4 meters in width from wing tip to wing tip! In addition to spectacular dives, Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers also offer other types of excursions on the Yap Islands. These include kayaking, snorkeling, deep sea fishing and interesting visits to the island’s villages. Here are the freshwater pools and of course opportunities to sunbathe on the beautiful beaches of the Pacific.
Getting to Yap needs to be done in 2 steps. You first need to fly to the Philippines or Tokyo and then fly to Yap in the next step. Therefore, the trip is perfect to combine with the Philippines or other destinations in Southeast Asia. Contact us about our combinations!
Micronesia is located in the southwestern part of the Pacific ocean, Yap and Chuuk Lagoon for unforgettable dive adventure. The Micronesian Federation is an independent sovereign islandation located in the western Pacific North of Papua New Guinea. Micronesia consists of four states, Yap, Chuuk (Truk Lagoon), Pohnpei and Kosrae.
Yap: Yap is located just north of the equator and offers tropical, warm and comfortable climate all the year round. The visitors to Yap are mainly divers who comes to see the famous dive sites of Yap and its many Manta Rays.
Truk Lagoon: Or Chuuk Lagoon, as it is now called, is undoubtedly the ultimate dive destination for wreck enthusiasts. With over 60 shipwrecks and 250 aircraft wrecks, Truk Lagoon can be described simply as a paradise for the wreck diver. The calm, clear, protective lagoon is one of the largest in the world and is relatively free of currents. This contributes to safe and easy diving and makes the area very suitable for beginners as well as more experienced divers. Nowhere else in the world are so many historical wrecks in one place, on so shallow and clear water. Many of the wrecks are visible even for snorkelers.
Visa and passport requirements
European /Scandinavian citizens do not need to obtain a visa in advance for trips to Micronesia or the intermediate destinations we travel through, such as the Philippines or Japan. You need a passport valid for at least 6 months after your planned trip.
ESTA for Guam
It is very likely that your trip to Yap or Truk Lagoon will go through Guam, which is a U.S. territory. For flights through Guam to Yap or Truk Lagoon it is required that EU /Nordic citizens need to apply for an ESTA (U.S. Travel Authorization) at least 72 hours prior to departure.
More info about Esta http://www.esta.us/svenska.html
The application can be made in the following link https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/