Citizen Science Week

manta-manian Yap 2015

Manta Trusts’ Manta Mania in Micronesia!

A truly special manta ray event will be hosted the first week of February in cooperation with Manta Trust.

Leading manta ray and shark scientists will be hosting a citizen science field research symposium in Yap where guests will participate in scientific assignments and learn from the world’s top researchers for manta ray conservation.

Each day is a unique itinerary with extended research dive plans at manta ray sites, afternoon workshops on manta ray awareness, behavior and scientific data as well as evening media presentations at the Crow’s Nest open air bar, it’s still a party after all.

The complete package is a “best of Yap” deal with 16 dives that include a shark feed, mating mandarin fish and an outer reef or channel night dive.

The party is complete with a private beach BBQ on the north island of Ma’ap and will include traditional presentations of local attire, food and crafts.

January 31st to February 7th

Guests will participate in animal ID photography and measurements while learning about and contributing to the growing database of Micronesian mantas.

For conservationists, manta and shark lovers… this is the dive package for you. 

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The package price is an upgraded special that includes a standard double occupancy room, breakfast, airport transfers, taxes, complimentary wake-up service with coffee or tea along with the science party itinerary.

Ocean-view and deluxe ocean view rooms are available for those who want super luxurious accommodations.

And, of course, our Hall of Fame dive pioneer, the “manta man”, Bill Acker will lead dives and provide personally guided reef tours during the event.

For more info, visit: Manta Mania

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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
Rene Sten
Rene Sten
04:06 12 Oct 18
Bill and his family run a great dive resort, rooms are spacious and comfortable. Restaurant and bar provide good range of food and drink. Bill and his dive guides know the reef intimately and the diving is spectacular. Bill and his family make for a very friendly and rewarding experience in Yap.read more
Ms. Malinda
Ms. Malinda
13:52 14 Oct 18
Great place to stay while visiting the island. Lots of activities to do with places to see & people to meet.read more
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