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Manta Ray Bay is a dedicated dive resort designed by, and built for, divers with dive facilities and equipment storage conveniently located within the hotel.

There are 35 elegant and spacious, air-conditioned, en-suite rooms furnished with TV/DVD and a balcony with a mini bar available on request. Standard rooms offer a hill view, deluxe rooms have ocean views, and all are individually decorated in tropical elegance with a marine theme.

Facilities include land tours showcasing Yap’s unique indigenous culture, mangrove kayaking and fishing trips. Dining is a unique experience on board the S/V Mnuw, an Indonesian Phinisi boat and the finest restaurant on the island. The property also features the Taro Leaf Spa and its own microbrewery.

Diving is operated by Yap Divers, the on-site dive centre.

Yap Divers

A PADI 5-star Gold Palm and TDI Nitrox facility, Yap Divers offer world-class diving and a full range of diving courses including the unique manta ray Awareness course. Up to five dives are offered daily, to over 50 known dive sites, from a fleet of eight modern boats. World renowned for manta ray encounters, Mi’l Channel is home to these magnificent creatures.

Aside from these, Yap has a variety of dive sites with healthy reefs, home to many species of tropical fish, invertebrates and corals. shark lovers will be in awe whilst diving the walls, and there are plenty of caverns and swim-throughs to explore. This is a world-class destination for underwater photographers. Yap Divers offer a friendly service ensuring a relaxed and memorable holiday. Nitrox is available.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Groups
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Tech
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Custom dive boat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Palau & Yap

A fabulous twin centre itinerary to two of the Pacific’s most iconic and spectacular diving destinations. Experience manta rays up close and personal in Yap, and dive the rich colourful reefs and wrecks of Palau.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 19 days
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Yap

A land stepped in legend and with a unique culture, Yap is also the world’s foremost destination for manta encounters. Nowhere else are mantas seen consistently year round – catapulting Yap to the top of lists of the finest diving attractions in the world.

  • Ideal for viewing: reef manta ray, grey reef shark, white-tip reef shark, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Singles diving, Manta ray