As Mantas de Yap Agora Falam Português!

Amigos do Mergulho,

É com muita alegria que estamos inaugurando o Blog em Português do Manta Ray Bay / Yap Divers, para trazer aos amantes do Mergulho e da Natureza marinha notícias, imagens e informações sobre esse lugar especial do Pacífico, Yap, na Federação dos Estados da Micronésia, onde estivemos várias vezes. Acabamos de nos casar em Yap, e pretendemos seguir voltando sempre que pudermos, com nossas famílias e amigos.

Ao longo de muitos anos nos foi possível mergulhar em alguns dos lugares mais bonitos desse nosso planeta azul. Mas para nós não existe nenhum lugar como Yap, isso pela combinação de vida marinha abundante, cultura ímpar, e um povo que nos emociona a cada visita com sua hospitalidade e gentileza para com os visitantes. E, claro, a população de raias-manta residentes que nunca deixa de nos encantar com sua beleza e docilidade ante os visitantes do mundo sub.

Aerial_of_Yap_from_north

A “ilha do dinheiro de pedra”, assim chamada pelo uso dos enormes discos de rocha talhada em Palau e levada em canoas a Yap em tempos ancestrais para servir como moeda, ainda muito valorizados lá como propriedade de clãs tradicionais, é um lugar sem igual. E, para nós, o Manta Ray Bay é a base ideal para explorar tudo o que Yap tem a oferecer.

Bem-vindos a Yap! da esq. para a dir., Nalu Machado, Bill Acker, Patricia Acker e José Truda.

Queremos trazer aos leitores lusófonos as novidades de Yap e também algumas reflexões nossas sobre o lugar, os mergulhos, as imagens sub que conseguimos capturar ali para trazer um pouco desse paraíso conosco sempre. Esperamos que gostem – e que possam visitar Yap para ver de perto aquilo que as palavras escritas e as fotografias e filmagens não conseguem capturar em toda sua beleza.

Um abraço e bons mergulhos!

José Truda Palazzo Jr. & Nalu Beatriz Machado

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Jim Reilly
Jim Reilly
11:27 21 Mar 18
We stayed at the hotel and dove with Manta Ray divers in early December 2017. The hotel is very comfortable, well run and staffed with wonderful employees. During our visit my wife came down with an illness and the consideration and support from the hotel and dive staff could not have been better.read more
Sandy Stinson
Sandy Stinson
16:03 03 Mar 18
The staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. Food is good, (worth upgrading to include all meals). Diving is good too.read more
Alex Divinsky
Alex Divinsky
17:24 01 Jan 18
The best place to stay in Yap. The resort is really nice and clean, the scuba diving is great, and the docked ship that houses the bar, restaurant, and movie screen is very cool. I really enjoyed my stay here.read more
ASALI
ASALI
10:44 01 Jan 18
Offers one of the best accommodation service. It also has a uniquely designed restaurant.
Yi-Hsin Lin
Yi-Hsin Lin
00:53 21 Feb 17
The whole place centers around the scuba diving operation. Probably better to find somewhere else if you're not a diver. The dive operation was generally good, but a little too laid back - schedules weren't always clear, and sometimes would change without any notice. Sometimes it was hard to tell if this was really because of changing tides/weather or because of the island pace of life. Pizza is a surprisingly good option at the restaurant.read more
William Myers
William Myers
21:01 21 Jul 18
Great hotel. Have stayed twice.
Emily Caquelin
Emily Caquelin
04:10 02 Aug 18
Manta Ray Bay Resort is a great dive resort with extremely hospitable staff.
Daniel Granzer
Daniel Granzer
11:40 23 Aug 18
We were from 11.08 to 18.08 at the Manta Ray Bay resort and had unforgettable days there 😍In total we made 12 dives with wonderful encounters. Highlights were, of course, the manta rays in the Goofnuw Channel and many white tip reef sharks in the Shark City 🦈 But also we saw eagle rays, turtles 🐢 and buffalo head parrotfish. The hotel is beautiful and the whole team does a great job there. The food on the ship Mnuw, as well as the home-brewed beer are excellent. Thank you again to the whole team of Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers 👏🏼We also did a one-day land tour to explore the many beautiful places of this unique island. The beach is like in paradise🏝, stone money and relics from the second world war very worth to see! You find there also culturally typical houses with different meaning and use! It would be nice if more visitors would come to this great island and appreciate the great work that is done there! Anyway, we really enjoyed it and would come back anytime 🙏🏻✌🏼read more
Jonathan Gapith
Jonathan Gapith
10:31 19 Sep 18
Best dive resort around, amazingly friendly staff and great food on the mnuw
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