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. 


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 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 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 more
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 more
William Myers
William Myers
21:01 21 Jul 18
Great hotel. Have stayed twice.
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