Yap Diving Facilities
- The most convenient land-based dive op
- Modern, quiet, comfortable, covered dive boats
- Personal Gear Storage Area
- Camera Stations with secure storage
- Top-of-the-line rental gear
- NITROX available
safety, comfort, service
The Manta Ray Bay Resort was built FOR divers, BY divers. Our harborside dive center, Yap Divers, has everything you'd expect from a PADI 5-star facility, and so much more. Yap Divers is a full-service facility with modern boats, rental gear, dive shop, camera bays, gear rinse and storage. Yap Divers dives all sites around Yap on a daily basis with up to 5 dives per day offered to our guests.
Plus, at the end of an unforgettable day of diving, it's nice to know that there are only a few dozen steps or so from the quay to your room or the bar aboard the S/V Mnuw, our 100 year old South Seas Schooner.
Comfortable, Quiet, Modern Boats
Our fleet of 8 fast, modern, twin engine dive boats ranging in size from 21 to 38 feet allows us to accommodate any individual needs, from private charters to fun packed group trips.
All our boats carry radio, oxygen and emergency medical kits for safety and our boat drivers know every nook and cranny of the reefs by heart.
After many years of faithful service we have retired our smelly and loud Yamaha two stroke engines, and upgraded to the new four stroke engines from Yamaha. Not only do the new engines have more power but they are environmentally friendly, no more smoke and noise pollution and they have much better gas consumption rates than the old engines. On your next dive trip with Yap Divers, we are sure you will agree with our decision to change engines, as you enjoy a quiet ride through the channels and mangroves telling dive stories to your new buddies.
We like our guests to be comfortable, so in addition to being fast and safe our boats were made to be comfortable. Smooth riding even in choppy seas, with sun protection and amply stocked with supplies like cold, fresh drinking water, hot tea and snacks. If you feel like indulging yourself, our chefs will set you up and make sure a delicious lunch is waiting for you on the boat between your dives.
Fresh-water Rinse Tanks & Drying Area
The dive center is equipped with three (3) fresh water rinse tanks for dive gear and two (2) dedicated fresh water camera rinse tanks. Our rinse tanks are even lighted at night so that you won’t misplace any gear! Adjacent to the rinse tanks is a fresh water shower to rinse the salt off of your skin and a drying area to hang your gear to dry.
Personal Gear Storage Bays
Each diving guest has their own, marked gear bay to store all of their dive gear.
Secure Camera Bays
No need to take your cameras back to your room! The dive center is equipped with 6, locking camera bays. Each camera bay has an adjustable, magnifying lamp and locked storage compartment. And for added security, the dive center is locked each night for your added peace of mind. But, rest assured that there is almost no crime in Yap to begin with.
Tanks and Rental Equipment
Our tanks and rental equipment are up to the same high standards. We don't like rusty, banged-up tanks and gear that's falling apart, so we use nothing but the best. We even have our own hydrostatic testing machine to insure the safety of each and every tank.
Our gear rental comes from ScubaPro and is completely replaced each November with entirely new gear.
NITROX is Available
We offer Nitrox diving, a great way to go since most of the diving here is ideal for Nitrox. If you would like to try but lack Nitrox certification we offer both TDI and PADI courses.
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In our guests own words...
Dear Bill, I want to send you and your entire staff a HUGE thank you for a fabulous stay. It was entirely too short, which just prompts me to want to return. Jan ran an amazing dive shop, and having Alex as my dive guide for the manta dive was very rewarding. Thank you for the extra special care you insured for my stay. The Taro Leaf Spa, as well as the restaurant and bar were all great experiences. Have a fabulous year in 2010. I hope to return to Yap within the year.
Jill Pagels, Marshall Islands