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10 Dives + boat + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 09:00 return: 13:30 and depart: 14:00 return: 16:00); 7 night / 10 dives

Full dive eqipment

Tank and weights only

Snorkel only (mask + fins)

650USD618USD

618USD

500USD475USD

475USD

250USD238USD

238USD




Dive Center Description

Yap Divers description

Yap Divers basic informations

Yap Divers is the original and most knowledgeable dive operation in Yap, established in 1986 by Scuba Diving Hall of Fame dive pioneer, Bill Acker. Yap Divers is an SSI Platinum Dive Center, PADI Gold Palm Resort and Mares Premium DC offering all levels of dive training, Nitrox and rental gear.

Yap Divers is equipped with a fleet of 6 to 8 pax custom dive boats with an 18 pax boat for large groups.

Family diving packages are available year-round with activities for diving and non-diving children.

All of our dive boats are equipped with radios, oxygen, emergency medical equipment and well-trained staff.

Built by divers, for divers. The Manta Ray Bay Resort was designed for hospitality luxury and dive convenience, and is the only dedicated dive facility on the island. Each of the 35 individually themed rooms are just a few steps from the dive shop, boat dock and the operation’s unique restaurant & bar. Standard double-occupancy and ocean view rooms are available as well as deluxe ocean view suites with private plunge pools or a rooftop jacuzzi.

Five star service meets island traditions at the Taro Leaf in-house spa and shopping boutique.

• Manta Ray Bay Resort is a dive shop with a hotel on top of it with a restaurant and private boat dock all within steps of each other

• The most convenient dive operation in Micronesia

• Full-service Spa, Micro-brewery, floating restaurant & bar, land tour & activity center, private beach, an infinity pool and 35 luxuriously accommodated rooms.

• The entire facility is updated with WiFi access, on- site water purification, airport pick-up / drop-off and accepts all forms of payment.

• Each room is decorated in a unique marine theme, most having waterfront views - choose from standard double-occupancy rooms or luxury suites with ocean view balconies, a private jacuzzi or a rock waterfall shower

Languages spoken: Dutch, English, German and Russian

Facilities and services: Dive boat, Dive equipment shop, Equipped classroom, Gear storage lockers, Nitrox (paid), On-site reef and Private pier


Dive center description in German language

Dive Center Description

Yap Divers description

Yap Divers basic informations

Yap Divers ist der ursprüngliche und sachkundigste Tauchbetrieb in Yap, der 1986 vom Pionier der Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Bill Acker, gegründet wurde. Yap Divers ist ein SSI Platinum Dive Center, ein PADI Gold Palm Resort und ein Mares Premium DC, die alle Stufen der Tauchausbildung, Nitrox und Leihausrüstung anbieten.

Yap Divers ist mit einer Flotte von Spezialtauchbooten für 6 bis 8 Personen und einem Boot für 18 Personen für große Gruppen ausgestattet.

Familien-Tauchpakete mit Aktivitäten für tauchende und nicht tauchende Kinder sind ganzjährig verfügbar.

Alle unsere Tauchboote sind mit Funkgeräten, Sauerstoff, medizinischer Notfallausrüstung und gut ausgebildetem Personal ausgestattet.

Von Tauchern gebaut, für Taucher. Das Manta Ray Bay Resort wurde für den Luxus von Gastfreundschaft und Tauchkomfort konzipiert und ist die einzige spezielle Tauchanlage auf der Insel. Jedes der 35 individuell gestalteten Zimmer liegt nur wenige Schritte vom Tauchshop, dem Bootsanleger und dem einzigartigen Restaurant & der Bar des Betriebs entfernt.

Fünf-Sterne-Service trifft auf Inseltradition im hauseigenen Spa- und Einkaufsgeschäft Taro Leaf.

• Manta Ray Bay Resort ist ein Tauchshop mit einem Hotel auf es mit einem Restaurant und eigenem Bootssteg alle nur wenige Schritte voneinander

• Spa mit umfassendem Service, Mikrobrauerei, schwimmendes Restaurant und Bar, Landtour- und Aktivitätszentrum, Privatstrand, Infinity-Pool und 35 luxuriös ausgestattete Zimmer.

• Die gesamte Anlage ist mit WLAN-Zugang aktualisiert, Vor-Ort-Wasserreinigung, Flughafen Pick-up / Drop-off und akzeptiert alle Formen der Zahlung.

• Jedes Zimmer ist in einem einzigartigen Meeresthema gestaltet. Die meisten bieten Blick auf das Wasser. Wählen Sie zwischen Standardzimmern mit Doppelbelegung oder Luxussuiten mit Balkonen mit Meerblick, einem privaten Whirlpool oder einer Steinwasserfalldusche




Dive center description in Italian language

Dive Center Description

Yap Divers description

Yap Divers basic informations

Yap Divers è l'operazione di immersione originale e più esperta a Yap, fondata nel 1986 dal pioniere delle immersioni Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Bill Acker. Yap Divers è un Platinum Dive Center SSI, PADI Gold Palm Resort e Mares Premium DC che offre tutti i livelli di addestramento subacqueo, Nitrox e attrezzatura a noleggio.

Yap Divers è equipaggiato con una flotta da 6 a 8 pax di barche per immersioni personalizzate con una barca di 18 pax per gruppi numerosi.

Pacchetti di immersioni per famiglie sono disponibili tutto l'anno con attività per bambini subacquei e non.

Tutte le nostre barche per immersioni sono dotate di radio, ossigeno, attrezzature mediche di emergenza e personale ben addestrato.

Costruito dai subacquei, per i subacquei. Il Manta Ray Bay Resort è stato progettato per il lusso dell'ospitalità e la convenienza dell'immersione, ed è l'unica struttura per immersioni dedicata sull'isola. Ognuna delle 35 camere a tema individuale si trova a pochi passi dal negozio di immersioni, dal molo delle barche e dall'esclusivo ristorante e bar dell'operazione.

Il servizio a cinque stelle incontra le tradizioni dell'isola nella spa e nella boutique dello shopping Taro Leaf.

• Manta Ray Bay Resort è un negozio di immersioni con un hotel sopra con un ristorante e un molo privato tutti a pochi passi l'uno dall'altro

• Spa a servizio completo, birreria, ristorante galleggiante e bar, tour della terra e centro di attività, spiaggia privata, una piscina a sfioro e 35 camere lussuose.

• L'intera struttura viene aggiornata con accesso WiFi, depurazione delle acque in loco, prelievo / rientro in aeroporto e accetta tutte le forme di pagamento.

• Ogni camera è decorata con un tema marino unico, la maggior parte con vista sul lungomare - scegli tra camere doppie standard o suite di lusso con balcone vista oceano, vasca idromassaggio privata o doccia a cascata di roccia




Dive center description in Spanish language

Dive Center Description

Yap Divers description

Yap Divers basic informations

Yap Divers es la operación de buceo original y más conocedora de Yap, establecida en 1986 por el pionero del buceo del Salón de la Fama del Buceo, Bill Acker. Yap Divers es un centro de buceo SSI Platinum, PADI Gold Palm Resort y yeguas premiadas DC que ofrece todos los niveles de entrenamiento de buceo, Nitrox y equipo de alquiler.

Yap Divers está equipado con una flota de botes de buceo personalizados de 6 a 8 pax con un bote de 18 pax para grupos grandes.

Los paquetes de buceo familiares están disponibles durante todo el año con actividades para niños que bucean y no bucean.

Todos nuestros botes de buceo están equipados con radios, oxígeno, equipo médico de emergencia y personal bien capacitado.

Construido por buzos, para buzos. El Manta Ray Bay Resort fue diseñado para el lujo de la hospitalidad y la conveniencia del buceo, y es la única instalación de buceo dedicada en la isla. Cada una de las 35 habitaciones con temática individual está a solo unos pasos de la tienda de buceo, el muelle y el exclusivo restaurante y bar de la operación.

El servicio de cinco estrellas cumple con las tradiciones de la isla en el spa y tienda de compras de Taro Leaf.

• Manta Ray Bay Resort es una tienda de buceo con un hotel encima, un restaurante y un muelle privado a pocos pasos uno del otro.

• Servicio completo de Spa, micro-cervecería, restaurante y bar, y gira la actividad del centro de la tierra, playa privada, una piscina y 35 habitaciones de lujo alojados flotante.

• Toda la instalación se actualiza con acceso WiFi, purificación de agua en el lugar, recogida / devolución en el aeropuerto y acepta todas las formas de pago.

• Cada habitación está decorada en un tema marino único, la mayoría con vista al mar - elegir entre habitaciones de ocupación doble estándar o suites de lujo con balcones con vista al mar, un jacuzzi privado o una ducha cascada de rocas




Dive center description in French language

Dive Center Description

Yap Divers description

Yap Divers basic informations

Yap Divers est l'opération de plongée originale et la plus compétente de Yap, créée en 1986 par Bill Acker, pionnier de la plongée au Temple de la renommée de la plongée sous-marine. Yap Divers est un centre de plongée SSI Platinum, PADI Gold Palm Resort et Mares Premium DC offrant tous les niveaux de formation en plongée, Nitrox et équipement de location.

Yap Divers est équipé d'une flotte de bateaux de plongée personnalisés de 6 à 8 personnes avec un bateau de 18 personnes pour les grands groupes.

Des forfaits de plongée en famille sont disponibles toute l'année avec des activités pour les enfants plongeurs et non plongeurs.

Tous nos bateaux de plongée sont équipés de radios, d'oxygène, de matériel médical d'urgence et d'un personnel bien formé.

Construit par des plongeurs, pour les plongeurs. Le Manta Ray Bay Resort a été conçu pour le luxe de l'hospitalité et la commodité de la plongée, et est le seul centre de plongée dédié sur l'île. Chacune des 35 chambres à thème individuel se trouve à seulement quelques pas de la boutique de plongée, de l'embarcadère et du restaurant-bar unique de l'opération.

Le service cinq étoiles rencontre les traditions de l'île au spa et à la boutique de shopping Taro Leaf.

• Manta Ray Bay Resort est une boutique de plongée avec un hôtel au-dessus avec un restaurant et un quai privé à quelques pas les uns des autres

• Spa à service complet, micro-brasserie, restaurant-bar flottant, visite des terres et centre d'activités, plage privée, piscine à débordement et 35 chambres luxueuses.

• L'ensemble de l'installation est mis à jour avec accès WiFi, purification de l'eau sur place, prise en charge / retour à l'aéroport et accepte toutes les formes de paiement.

• Chaque chambre est décorée dans un thème marin unique, la plupart ayant vue sur le front de mer - choisissez parmi les chambres standard à occupation double ou les suites de luxe avec balcon avec vue sur l'océan, un jacuzzi privé ou une douche cascade en pierre





Dive Courses


PADI Dive courses

Get certified

  • Open Water Diver  500USD475USD

Improve your skills

  • Advanced Open Water Diver  395USD375USD
  • Rescue diver  425USD404USD
  • Master scuba diver  300USD285USD

PADI specialties

  • Enriched air diver  205USD195USD
  • Underwater photographer  300USD285USD
  • Underwater videographer  150USD143USD


SSI Dive courses

SSI Learn how to dive

  • Open Water Diver  500USD475USD

SSI Continue your diving education

  • Diver stress and rescue  425USD404USD



Featured dive courses

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Open Water - 4D

Price: from 525 USD

Standard name: Open water diver

Featured dive course length: 4 days / about 4 dives

Minimum Experience is requested:

Open Water minimum experience

Min. Experience: No previous education required

Minimum dives: 0

Minimum divers age: 10

Additional requirements: For your pool and open water training your instructor will fit you to your scuba equipment so you will become comfortable in your “second skin”.


Featured dive course description

With personalized training and taking enough time, we make sure you are truly comfortable under water with the skills and equipment you will use. In general, an Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academics, Pool Training and Open Water Sessions.

Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

Included

Included:

  • Gear
  • Training dives

Dive boat

Eagle Ray

Eagle Ray

Eagle Ray

Model: Dive boat

boat technical data
Material: Fiber
Lenght: 12 m
Width: 3 m
Speeds: 20 knots
Engine: 230 HP
Gusest: 10
Crew: 2

Boat features and services: Bimini top

Boat navigation and safety: Crew trained in first aid, Oxygen and Satellite & mobile phones


Dive team

Mr. Opie Acker

Mr. Opie Acker

Manager and Dive Instructor

Languages spoken: English

PADI Dive Instructor Oliver Patrick ‘OP’ Acker PADI Open Water Instructor #388185. Until recently, Op was a student and resident of Hilo, Hawaii before returning to Yap to work in the family business. Op has been a certified diver since the tender a

Mr. Opie Acker

Mr. Opie Acker

Manager and Dive Instructor

Languages spoken: English

PADI Dive Instructor Oliver Patrick ‘OP’ Acker PADI Open Water Instructor #388185. Until recently, Op was a student and resident of Hilo, Hawaii before returning to Yap to work in the family business. Op has been a certified diver since the tender a

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What makes diving on Yap so special?

We do have a manta population residing permanently in the waters of Yap meaning there is always a high probability (regardless whether it’s mating season or not) that you will encounter manta(s), however we have much more than just to mantas. The (reef) sharks are at Vertigo kind all year round, the Mandarin Fish dive site is just a 5 minutes boat ride from the resort, we have amazing corals and macro especially in the South/West-South/East with caverns and walls. Currents not as strong as other dive destinations, but we do drift dives. All this make it a perfect destination for beginners while the advanced/experienced/hard-core divers also enjoy it. We have a VIP-diving service meaning we bring all the gear, tanks, etc. from the lockers to the boat and after the dives back to the lockers. The dive shop is maximum a 2 minute walk from the rooms.



Testimonial

Hello Bill, I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you how much I really appreciated your help in coordination and how much we enjoyed our trip to Yap and Palau. The Manta Ray Bay was a gorgeous resort and we had so much fun visiting! I really enjoyed the people that worked there, the visibility was fabulous, and the staff some of the friendliest. I am very thankful for your help in making one of our dive trips to the Micronesia area some of the best diving that weve ever had. Thanks again! P.S. Alex was fabulous!!!

Kellan Longenecker (and my dad, Tom Brumback), Johnston, Iowa, USA from United States


Featured dive sites

Stammtisch dive site

Stammtisch

Stammtisch

Stammtisch

Snorkelers are welcome
Boat dive
Dive depth: 5 - 15m
Visibility: 0-1 - 15m, average visibility is 10m
Current: none
Water temperature: 28 - 29℃
Dive type: Big fish, Hard corals, Lagoon and Reef
Stammtisch is Yap’s signature dive to interact with Manta Rays cleaning. It is a shallow, static dive spent at the cleaning station for up-close interaction.

During the winter (Dec-Apr) the mantas are courting and the cleaning station becomes an activity hub where the mantas dance over the reef.

Mantas typically pass just overhead of divers and slowly move around while the cleaner fish go to work.

Stammtisch marine life

Fish: Giant manta, Giant moray
Mamals: Hawksbill sea turtle, Green sea turtle
Corals: Net fire coral

Valley of the Rays dive site

Valley of the Rays

Valley of the Rays

Valley of the Rays

Snorkelers are welcome
Boat dive
Dive depth: 6 - 16m
Visibility: 10 - 30m, average visibility is 20m
Current: moderate - strong
Water temperature: 28 - 29℃
Dive type: Big fish, Canyon, Drift, Hard corals and Lagoon
Dominant features
Coral outcroppings rising from the sandy bottom of the channel serve as Manta cleaning stations. The Mantas hover over the coral heads & allow cleaner wrasse and other species of small reef fish to pick off parasites.
The center of the Valley is dominated by a huge formation of lettuce coral called the Merry-Go-Round which is the largest of the Manta Cleaning Stations. On the north side of the channel (Maap Side), another smaller formation of lettuce coral serves as another cleaning station called the Carwash. About 20 Meters east of the Carwash is Manta Rock, a large coral pinnacle that rises to within 33 ft. (10 M) of the surface and is the third cleaning station located in the Valley of the Rays. This tall outcropping also offers divers shelter from the current when the tide is strong.
This area is usually dove from moorings on the south side of the channel (Gagil Side). If the tide is slack, the boat stays at the mooring until you return. If the tide is running strongly, you begin the dive at the upcurrent mooring and exit at the downcurrent mooring to avoid a tiring swim. The current can be very strong here at times, especially near the outer cleaning station where the channel is slightly narrower and shallower. Make sure that you stay in the areas that the dive guides position you in. They will place you to get the best view without blocking the Manta’s approach to the cleaning station. Stay low, and avoid touching any of the live coral.

Corals
Beautiful variety of antler and table corals on the top edge of the channel. The center of the channel features a very large formation of lettuce coral.

Fish life
Mantas are the primary attraction at this site. They enter the channel in the morning to be cleaned after spending the night feeding in the open sea. When the tide is running, they will hover motionless over the cleaning station while small wrasse and other species pick parasites from their skin, and inside their mouths and gills. When the tide is slack, the Mantas slowly circle over the cleaning stations and allow the small fish to groom them. Sometimes several Mantas will be circling in a holding pattern much like airplanes at a busy airport. It is common to see several White Tip Sharks along the bottom of the channel. Large puffer fish frequent the sandy bottom of the channel. Octopi are sometimes seen both in the shallows at the edge of the channel and on the bottom near the outer cleaning station. While waiting for Mantas to show up, keep your eyes peeled because the channel is filled with all sorts of marine delights.

Yap Caverns dive site

Yap Caverns

Yap Caverns

Yap Caverns

Snorkelers are welcome
Boat dive
Dive depth: 5 - 30m
Visibility: 15 - 30m, average visibility is 20m
Current: slight - moderate
Water temperature: 28 - 29℃
Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Wall
The southern most tip of the island offers divers the most diversity of life and interesting topography where divers swim through the reef with life big and small. Yap Caverns amphitheater is one of Yap’s best environments for macro subjects at every depth. Porcelain crabs, moyers dragonettes, nudibranch, leaf fish, scorpion fish, antheas, flame angels, cleaner and ghost shrimp as as well as more exotic subjects such as ghost pipe fish and ornate ghost pipe fish reside at this site.

Buena Vista dive site

Buena Vista

Buena Vista

Buena Vista

Beginner divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 5 - 30m
Current: moderate
Water temperature: 28 - 29℃
Dive type: Drift, Hard corals, Reef, Rocks and Wall
Dominant Features
A combination slope and wall to 80 ft. (25 M) then a gentle slope to the bottom. There are several large canyons in the walls. Usually done as a gentle southerly drift dive (approx. 1/2 kt) but watch for the counter currents near the big fissures.

Corals
Excellent color above 30 ft. (9 M). Some of the large coral heads around 50 ft. (15 M) have many Christmas Tree Tube Worms.

Fish Life
Many reef fish above 30 ft. (9 M). Larger reef fish such as Humphead Parrots, down deep. Most dives report sightings of solo Sharks, Turtles, Barracuda, etc.

Vertigo dive site

Vertigo

Vertigo

Vertigo

Snorkelers are welcome
Boat dive
Dive depth: 5 - 30m
Visibility: 5 - 30m, average visibility is 20m
Current: slight - moderate
Water temperature: 28 - 29℃
Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Wall
Vertigo is home to our school of grey and black tip reef sharks. Located on the West coast of the island south of M’il Channel, a 25 to 35 minute boat ride.

One of the best shark dives in Micronesia, happening everyday.

Shark Dive

Get as close as you are comfortable to these animals while they circle the reef. Work around the reef wall shooting 360 degrees of shark behavior for as long as you want. Sharks in the blue, making tight turns between divers and swimming right up to your lens and making eye contact.
Day or night

During our annual photography festival, MantaFest, we mix colorful sunsets, photographers from around the world and Vertigo for “Sunset shark split” shooting.

This is also a popular snorkeling site due to the close encounters, you don’t need to dive, the action is good at the surface.


Dive packages (USD/diver)

3 nights / 2 dives

117 USD (-5%)

6 nights / 5 dives

293 USD (-5%)

10 nights / 7 dives

411 USD (-5%)

15 nights / 10 dives

587 USD (-5%)

21 nights / 12 dives

704 USD (-5%)


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Property Description

Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers description

Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers basic informations

Built by divers, for divers. The Manta Ray Bay Resort was designed for hospitality luxury and dive convenience, and is the only dedicated dive facility on the island. Each of the 35 individually themed rooms are just a few steps from the dive shop, boat dock and the operation’s unique restaurant & bar. Standard double-occupancy and ocean view rooms are available as well as deluxe ocean view suites with private plunge pools or a rooftop jacuzzi.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a ceiling fan, DVD player, an International Direct Dialing phone, in-room internet connection, optional refrigerator, and a large private bathroom with built-in hair dryer.

Five star service meets island traditions at the Taro Leaf in-house spa and shopping boutique.

Languages spoken: Dutch, English, German and Russian


Dive packages (USD/diver)

3 nights / 2 dives

117 USD (-5%)

6 nights / 5 dives

293 USD (-5%)

10 nights / 7 dives

411 USD (-5%)

15 nights / 10 dives

587 USD (-5%)

21 nights / 12 dives

704 USD (-5%)


Free cancellation if cancellation is made 30 days before check-in date.
Pay at property - no prepayment needed!


Rooms

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Double Room with Garden View

Double Room with Garden View

Double Room with Garden View

2x Queen bed (151-203cm wide)

2.9m2
Air conditioning
Private bathroom
Flat-screen TV
FREE WiFi
Garden view
Non-smoking room

You can stay by yourself

Room facilities/amenties: Non-smoking room, Ceiling fan, Desk, Iron/ironing board, Pivate entrance, Sitting area, Tile/Marble floor and Wardrobe/closet.

Audio/Video/Computer: Flat-screen TV, Cable channels, Pay movies, Phone and Safe (laptop compatible).

Outdoor: Patio.

Double Room with Sea View

Double Room with Sea View

Double Room with Sea View

2x Queen bed (151-203cm wide)

3.8m2
Air conditioning
Private bathroom
Flat-screen TV
FREE WiFi
Sea view
Non-smoking room

You can stay by yourself

Room facilities/amenties: Non-smoking room, Ceiling fan, Desk, Pivate entrance, Sitting area, Tile/Marble floor and Wardrobe/closet.

Audio/Video/Computer: Flat-screen TV, Cable channels, Satellite channels, Pay movies, Phone and Safe.

Outdoor: Terrace.

Facilities and details

Property type: Dive Resort

Languages spoken: Dutch, English, German and Russian

Wifi: Free WiFi is available in public areas only and is free of charge

Parking: Free private parking

Breakfast: Yes, included in price

Hotel theme

  • Diving/snorkeling
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Nature / wildlife
  • Spa and wellness
  • Breakfast

  • American
  • Food & Drink

  • Bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant (international)
  • Snack bar
  • Room service
  • Craft beer
  • Pizza
  • Pool and Wellness

  • Spa and wellness
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Transport

  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Shuttle service
  • Reception

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Lockers
  • Common areas

  • Garden
  • Private beach
  • Entertainment and family services

  • Babysitting
  • Cleaning services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hotel facilities/amenties - Miscellaneous

  • Air conditioning
  • Beach-front
  • Camera storage room
  • Vip dive gear service
  • Recreation & Activities

  • Island tours
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Children and extra beds

    Children under 8 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed

    Cards accepted

  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • Check in:14:00 - 24:00

    Check out:07:00 - 11:00







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    10 Dives + boat + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 09:00 return: 13:30 and depart: 14:00 return: 16:00); 7 night / 10 dives

    Full dive eqipment

    Tank and weights only

    Snorkel only (mask + fins)

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    250USD238USD

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    Dive Center Description

    Yap Divers description

    Yap Divers basic informations

    Yap Divers is the original and most knowledgeable dive operation in Yap, established in 1986 by Scuba Diving Hall of Fame dive pioneer, Bill Acker. Yap Divers is an SSI Platinum Dive Center, PADI Gold Palm Resort and Mares Premium DC offering all levels of dive training, Nitrox and rental gear.

    Yap Divers is equipped with a fleet of 6 to 8 pax custom dive boats with an 18 pax boat for large groups.

    Family diving packages are available year-round with activities for diving and non-diving children.

    All of our dive boats are equipped with radios, oxygen, emergency medical equipment and well-trained staff.

    Built by divers, for divers. The Manta Ray Bay Resort was designed for hospitality luxury and dive convenience, and is the only dedicated dive facility on the island. Each of the 35 individually themed rooms are just a few steps from the dive shop, boat dock and the operation’s unique restaurant & bar. Standard double-occupancy and ocean view rooms are available as well as deluxe ocean view suites with private plunge pools or a rooftop jacuzzi.

    Five star service meets island traditions at the Taro Leaf in-house spa and shopping boutique.

    • Manta Ray Bay Resort is a dive shop with a hotel on top of it with a restaurant and private boat dock all within steps of each other

    • The most convenient dive operation in Micronesia

    • Full-service Spa, Micro-brewery, floating restaurant & bar, land tour & activity center, private beach, an infinity pool and 35 luxuriously accommodated rooms.

    • The entire facility is updated with WiFi access, on- site water purification, airport pick-up / drop-off and accepts all forms of payment.

    • Each room is decorated in a unique marine theme, most having waterfront views - choose from standard double-occupancy rooms or luxury suites with ocean view balconies, a private jacuzzi or a rock waterfall shower

    Languages spoken: Dutch, English, German and Russian

    Facilities and services: Dive boat, Dive equipment shop, Equipped classroom, Gear storage lockers, Nitrox (paid), On-site reef and Private pier


    Dive center description in German language

    Dive Center Description

    Yap Divers description

    Yap Divers basic informations

    Yap Divers ist der ursprüngliche und sachkundigste Tauchbetrieb in Yap, der 1986 vom Pionier der Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Bill Acker, gegründet wurde. Yap Divers ist ein SSI Platinum Dive Center, ein PADI Gold Palm Resort und ein Mares Premium DC, die alle Stufen der Tauchausbildung, Nitrox und Leihausrüstung anbieten.

    Yap Divers ist mit einer Flotte von Spezialtauchbooten für 6 bis 8 Personen und einem Boot für 18 Personen für große Gruppen ausgestattet.

    Familien-Tauchpakete mit Aktivitäten für tauchende und nicht tauchende Kinder sind ganzjährig verfügbar.

    Alle unsere Tauchboote sind mit Funkgeräten, Sauerstoff, medizinischer Notfallausrüstung und gut ausgebildetem Personal ausgestattet.

    Von Tauchern gebaut, für Taucher. Das Manta Ray Bay Resort wurde für den Luxus von Gastfreundschaft und Tauchkomfort konzipiert und ist die einzige spezielle Tauchanlage auf der Insel. Jedes der 35 individuell gestalteten Zimmer liegt nur wenige Schritte vom Tauchshop, dem Bootsanleger und dem einzigartigen Restaurant & der Bar des Betriebs entfernt.

    Fünf-Sterne-Service trifft auf Inseltradition im hauseigenen Spa- und Einkaufsgeschäft Taro Leaf.

    • Manta Ray Bay Resort ist ein Tauchshop mit einem Hotel auf es mit einem Restaurant und eigenem Bootssteg alle nur wenige Schritte voneinander

    • Spa mit umfassendem Service, Mikrobrauerei, schwimmendes Restaurant und Bar, Landtour- und Aktivitätszentrum, Privatstrand, Infinity-Pool und 35 luxuriös ausgestattete Zimmer.

    • Die gesamte Anlage ist mit WLAN-Zugang aktualisiert, Vor-Ort-Wasserreinigung, Flughafen Pick-up / Drop-off und akzeptiert alle Formen der Zahlung.

    • Jedes Zimmer ist in einem einzigartigen Meeresthema gestaltet. Die meisten bieten Blick auf das Wasser. Wählen Sie zwischen Standardzimmern mit Doppelbelegung oder Luxussuiten mit Balkonen mit Meerblick, einem privaten Whirlpool oder einer Steinwasserfalldusche




    Dive center description in Italian language

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    Yap Divers description

    Yap Divers basic informations

    Yap Divers è l'operazione di immersione originale e più esperta a Yap, fondata nel 1986 dal pioniere delle immersioni Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Bill Acker. Yap Divers è un Platinum Dive Center SSI, PADI Gold Palm Resort e Mares Premium DC che offre tutti i livelli di addestramento subacqueo, Nitrox e attrezzatura a noleggio.

    Yap Divers è equipaggiato con una flotta da 6 a 8 pax di barche per immersioni personalizzate con una barca di 18 pax per gruppi numerosi.

    Pacchetti di immersioni per famiglie sono disponibili tutto l'anno con attività per bambini subacquei e non.

    Tutte le nostre barche per immersioni sono dotate di radio, ossigeno, attrezzature mediche di emergenza e personale ben addestrato.

    Costruito dai subacquei, per i subacquei. Il Manta Ray Bay Resort è stato progettato per il lusso dell'ospitalità e la convenienza dell'immersione, ed è l'unica struttura per immersioni dedicata sull'isola. Ognuna delle 35 camere a tema individuale si trova a pochi passi dal negozio di immersioni, dal molo delle barche e dall'esclusivo ristorante e bar dell'operazione.

    Il servizio a cinque stelle incontra le tradizioni dell'isola nella spa e nella boutique dello shopping Taro Leaf.

    • Manta Ray Bay Resort è un negozio di immersioni con un hotel sopra con un ristorante e un molo privato tutti a pochi passi l'uno dall'altro

    • Spa a servizio completo, birreria, ristorante galleggiante e bar, tour della terra e centro di attività, spiaggia privata, una piscina a sfioro e 35 camere lussuose.

    • L'intera struttura viene aggiornata con accesso WiFi, depurazione delle acque in loco, prelievo / rientro in aeroporto e accetta tutte le forme di pagamento.

    • Ogni camera è decorata con un tema marino unico, la maggior parte con vista sul lungomare - scegli tra camere doppie standard o suite di lusso con balcone vista oceano, vasca idromassaggio privata o doccia a cascata di roccia




    Dive center description in Spanish language

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    Yap Divers description

    Yap Divers basic informations

    Yap Divers es la operación de buceo original y más conocedora de Yap, establecida en 1986 por el pionero del buceo del Salón de la Fama del Buceo, Bill Acker. Yap Divers es un centro de buceo SSI Platinum, PADI Gold Palm Resort y yeguas premiadas DC que ofrece todos los niveles de entrenamiento de buceo, Nitrox y equipo de alquiler.

    Yap Divers está equipado con una flota de botes de buceo personalizados de 6 a 8 pax con un bote de 18 pax para grupos grandes.

    Los paquetes de buceo familiares están disponibles durante todo el año con actividades para niños que bucean y no bucean.

    Todos nuestros botes de buceo están equipados con radios, oxígeno, equipo médico de emergencia y personal bien capacitado.

    Construido por buzos, para buzos. El Manta Ray Bay Resort fue diseñado para el lujo de la hospitalidad y la conveniencia del buceo, y es la única instalación de buceo dedicada en la isla. Cada una de las 35 habitaciones con temática individual está a solo unos pasos de la tienda de buceo, el muelle y el exclusivo restaurante y bar de la operación.

    El servicio de cinco estrellas cumple con las tradiciones de la isla en el spa y tienda de compras de Taro Leaf.

    • Manta Ray Bay Resort es una tienda de buceo con un hotel encima, un restaurante y un muelle privado a pocos pasos uno del otro.

    • Servicio completo de Spa, micro-cervecería, restaurante y bar, y gira la actividad del centro de la tierra, playa privada, una piscina y 35 habitaciones de lujo alojados flotante.

    • Toda la instalación se actualiza con acceso WiFi, purificación de agua en el lugar, recogida / devolución en el aeropuerto y acepta todas las formas de pago.

    • Cada habitación está decorada en un tema marino único, la mayoría con vista al mar - elegir entre habitaciones de ocupación doble estándar o suites de lujo con balcones con vista al mar, un jacuzzi privado o una ducha cascada de rocas




    Dive center description in French language

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    Yap Divers description

    Yap Divers basic informations

    Yap Divers est l'opération de plongée originale et la plus compétente de Yap, créée en 1986 par Bill Acker, pionnier de la plongée au Temple de la renommée de la plongée sous-marine. Yap Divers est un centre de plongée SSI Platinum, PADI Gold Palm Resort et Mares Premium DC offrant tous les niveaux de formation en plongée, Nitrox et équipement de location.

    Yap Divers est équipé d'une flotte de bateaux de plongée personnalisés de 6 à 8 personnes avec un bateau de 18 personnes pour les grands groupes.

    Des forfaits de plongée en famille sont disponibles toute l'année avec des activités pour les enfants plongeurs et non plongeurs.

    Tous nos bateaux de plongée sont équipés de radios, d'oxygène, de matériel médical d'urgence et d'un personnel bien formé.

    Construit par des plongeurs, pour les plongeurs. Le Manta Ray Bay Resort a été conçu pour le luxe de l'hospitalité et la commodité de la plongée, et est le seul centre de plongée dédié sur l'île. Chacune des 35 chambres à thème individuel se trouve à seulement quelques pas de la boutique de plongée, de l'embarcadère et du restaurant-bar unique de l'opération.

    Le service cinq étoiles rencontre les traditions de l'île au spa et à la boutique de shopping Taro Leaf.

    • Manta Ray Bay Resort est une boutique de plongée avec un hôtel au-dessus avec un restaurant et un quai privé à quelques pas les uns des autres

    • Spa à service complet, micro-brasserie, restaurant-bar flottant, visite des terres et centre d'activités, plage privée, piscine à débordement et 35 chambres luxueuses.

    • L'ensemble de l'installation est mis à jour avec accès WiFi, purification de l'eau sur place, prise en charge / retour à l'aéroport et accepte toutes les formes de paiement.

    • Chaque chambre est décorée dans un thème marin unique, la plupart ayant vue sur le front de mer - choisissez parmi les chambres standard à occupation double ou les suites de luxe avec balcon avec vue sur l'océan, un jacuzzi privé ou une douche cascade en pierre





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    Open Water - 4D

    Price: from 525 USD

    Standard name: Open water diver

    Featured dive course length: 4 days / about 4 dives

    Minimum Experience is requested:

    Open Water minimum experience

    Min. Experience: No previous education required

    Minimum dives: 0

    Minimum divers age: 10

    Additional requirements: For your pool and open water training your instructor will fit you to your scuba equipment so you will become comfortable in your “second skin”.


    Featured dive course description

    With personalized training and taking enough time, we make sure you are truly comfortable under water with the skills and equipment you will use. In general, an Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academics, Pool Training and Open Water Sessions.

    Included / NOT Included / Extra charge

    Included

    Included:

    • Gear
    • Training dives

    Dive boat

    Eagle Ray

    Eagle Ray

    Eagle Ray

    Model: Dive boat

    boat technical data
    Material: Fiber
    Lenght: 12 m
    Width: 3 m
    Speeds: 20 knots
    Engine: 230 HP
    Gusest: 10
    Crew: 2

    Boat features and services: Bimini top

    Boat navigation and safety: Crew trained in first aid, Oxygen and Satellite & mobile phones


    Dive team

    Mr. Opie Acker

    Mr. Opie Acker

    Manager and Dive Instructor

    Languages spoken: English

    PADI Dive Instructor Oliver Patrick ‘OP’ Acker PADI Open Water Instructor #388185. Until recently, Op was a student and resident of Hilo, Hawaii before returning to Yap to work in the family business. Op has been a certified diver since the tender a

    Mr. Opie Acker

    Mr. Opie Acker

    Manager and Dive Instructor

    Languages spoken: English

    PADI Dive Instructor Oliver Patrick ‘OP’ Acker PADI Open Water Instructor #388185. Until recently, Op was a student and resident of Hilo, Hawaii before returning to Yap to work in the family business. Op has been a certified diver since the tender a

    FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

    What makes diving on Yap so special?

    We do have a manta population residing permanently in the waters of Yap meaning there is always a high probability (regardless whether it’s mating season or not) that you will encounter manta(s), however we have much more than just to mantas. The (reef) sharks are at Vertigo kind all year round, the Mandarin Fish dive site is just a 5 minutes boat ride from the resort, we have amazing corals and macro especially in the South/West-South/East with caverns and walls. Currents not as strong as other dive destinations, but we do drift dives. All this make it a perfect destination for beginners while the advanced/experienced/hard-core divers also enjoy it. We have a VIP-diving service meaning we bring all the gear, tanks, etc. from the lockers to the boat and after the dives back to the lockers. The dive shop is maximum a 2 minute walk from the rooms.



    Testimonial

    Hello Bill, I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you how much I really appreciated your help in coordination and how much we enjoyed our trip to Yap and Palau. The Manta Ray Bay was a gorgeous resort and we had so much fun visiting! I really enjoyed the people that worked there, the visibility was fabulous, and the staff some of the friendliest. I am very thankful for your help in making one of our dive trips to the Micronesia area some of the best diving that weve ever had. Thanks again! P.S. Alex was fabulous!!!

    Kellan Longenecker (and my dad, Tom Brumback), Johnston, Iowa, USA from United States


    Featured dive sites

    Stammtisch dive site

    Stammtisch

    Stammtisch

    Stammtisch

    Snorkelers are welcome
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 5 - 15m
    Visibility: 0-1 - 15m, average visibility is 10m
    Current: none
    Water temperature: 28 - 29℃
    Dive type: Big fish, Hard corals, Lagoon and Reef
    Stammtisch is Yap’s signature dive to interact with Manta Rays cleaning. It is a shallow, static dive spent at the cleaning station for up-close interaction.

    During the winter (Dec-Apr) the mantas are courting and the cleaning station becomes an activity hub where the mantas dance over the reef.

    Mantas typically pass just overhead of divers and slowly move around while the cleaner fish go to work.

    Stammtisch marine life

    Fish: Giant manta, Giant moray
    Mamals: Hawksbill sea turtle, Green sea turtle
    Corals: Net fire coral

    Valley of the Rays dive site

    Valley of the Rays

    Valley of the Rays

    Valley of the Rays

    Snorkelers are welcome
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 6 - 16m
    Visibility: 10 - 30m, average visibility is 20m
    Current: moderate - strong
    Water temperature: 28 - 29℃
    Dive type: Big fish, Canyon, Drift, Hard corals and Lagoon
    Dominant features
    Coral outcroppings rising from the sandy bottom of the channel serve as Manta cleaning stations. The Mantas hover over the coral heads & allow cleaner wrasse and other species of small reef fish to pick off parasites.
    The center of the Valley is dominated by a huge formation of lettuce coral called the Merry-Go-Round which is the largest of the Manta Cleaning Stations. On the north side of the channel (Maap Side), another smaller formation of lettuce coral serves as another cleaning station called the Carwash. About 20 Meters east of the Carwash is Manta Rock, a large coral pinnacle that rises to within 33 ft. (10 M) of the surface and is the third cleaning station located in the Valley of the Rays. This tall outcropping also offers divers shelter from the current when the tide is strong.
    This area is usually dove from moorings on the south side of the channel (Gagil Side). If the tide is slack, the boat stays at the mooring until you return. If the tide is running strongly, you begin the dive at the upcurrent mooring and exit at the downcurrent mooring to avoid a tiring swim. The current can be very strong here at times, especially near the outer cleaning station where the channel is slightly narrower and shallower. Make sure that you stay in the areas that the dive guides position you in. They will place you to get the best view without blocking the Manta’s approach to the cleaning station. Stay low, and avoid touching any of the live coral.

    Corals
    Beautiful variety of antler and table corals on the top edge of the channel. The center of the channel features a very large formation of lettuce coral.

    Fish life
    Mantas are the primary attraction at this site. They enter the channel in the morning to be cleaned after spending the night feeding in the open sea. When the tide is running, they will hover motionless over the cleaning station while small wrasse and other species pick parasites from their skin, and inside their mouths and gills. When the tide is slack, the Mantas slowly circle over the cleaning stations and allow the small fish to groom them. Sometimes several Mantas will be circling in a holding pattern much like airplanes at a busy airport. It is common to see several White Tip Sharks along the bottom of the channel. Large puffer fish frequent the sandy bottom of the channel. Octopi are sometimes seen both in the shallows at the edge of the channel and on the bottom near the outer cleaning station. While waiting for Mantas to show up, keep your eyes peeled because the channel is filled with all sorts of marine delights.

    Yap Caverns dive site

    Yap Caverns

    Yap Caverns

    Yap Caverns

    Snorkelers are welcome
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 5 - 30m
    Visibility: 15 - 30m, average visibility is 20m
    Current: slight - moderate
    Water temperature: 28 - 29℃
    Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Wall
    The southern most tip of the island offers divers the most diversity of life and interesting topography where divers swim through the reef with life big and small. Yap Caverns amphitheater is one of Yap’s best environments for macro subjects at every depth. Porcelain crabs, moyers dragonettes, nudibranch, leaf fish, scorpion fish, antheas, flame angels, cleaner and ghost shrimp as as well as more exotic subjects such as ghost pipe fish and ornate ghost pipe fish reside at this site.

    Buena Vista dive site

    Buena Vista

    Buena Vista

    Buena Vista

    Beginner divers
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 5 - 30m
    Current: moderate
    Water temperature: 28 - 29℃
    Dive type: Drift, Hard corals, Reef, Rocks and Wall
    Dominant Features
    A combination slope and wall to 80 ft. (25 M) then a gentle slope to the bottom. There are several large canyons in the walls. Usually done as a gentle southerly drift dive (approx. 1/2 kt) but watch for the counter currents near the big fissures.

    Corals
    Excellent color above 30 ft. (9 M). Some of the large coral heads around 50 ft. (15 M) have many Christmas Tree Tube Worms.

    Fish Life
    Many reef fish above 30 ft. (9 M). Larger reef fish such as Humphead Parrots, down deep. Most dives report sightings of solo Sharks, Turtles, Barracuda, etc.

    Vertigo dive site

    Vertigo

    Vertigo

    Vertigo

    Snorkelers are welcome
    Boat dive
    Dive depth: 5 - 30m
    Visibility: 5 - 30m, average visibility is 20m
    Current: slight - moderate
    Water temperature: 28 - 29℃
    Dive type: Big fish, Reef and Wall
    Vertigo is home to our school of grey and black tip reef sharks. Located on the West coast of the island south of M’il Channel, a 25 to 35 minute boat ride.

    One of the best shark dives in Micronesia, happening everyday.

    Shark Dive

    Get as close as you are comfortable to these animals while they circle the reef. Work around the reef wall shooting 360 degrees of shark behavior for as long as you want. Sharks in the blue, making tight turns between divers and swimming right up to your lens and making eye contact.
    Day or night

    During our annual photography festival, MantaFest, we mix colorful sunsets, photographers from around the world and Vertigo for “Sunset shark split” shooting.

    This is also a popular snorkeling site due to the close encounters, you don’t need to dive, the action is good at the surface.