Bill & Jan Visit SSI Headquarters

On the 2nd of May, Bill Acker, Patricia Acker and Jan Sledsens left Yap for quite a trip.  While Patricia split from the group in Honolulu in order to fly to Atlanta to be with her sister, Bill and Jan flew to Denver and then rented a car for the short drive to Fort Collins, Colorado.

The purpose of the trip to Colorado was to spend time with Mr. Watson DeVore of SSI in order to up-grade our teaching status to Dive Control Specialist Instructor which, among other things, will allow both Bill and Jan to conduct crossover training for other instructors thus enabling them to become part of the SSI family.  During the trip, we toured the headquarters operation, met all of the staff and had a lovely dinner the last night with Doug McNeese, President of SSI and his wife Kathy plus Watson and his wife Susan and their daughter MaKenna.

All in all, a lovely trip with great people and a success all around.  We look forward to being able to host SSI dive centers from around the world and show their guests the beauty of Yap both above and below the water.

Doug & Kathy McNeese, Bill Acker, Jan Sledsens, Susan & Watson DeVore

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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
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