Divers from Down Under Invade Yap

In late June/early July we had the distinct pleasure of hosting 7 Aussies from the Gold Coast for 10 days.  They are all friends of Trevor Smith who was the longtime owner of Diversity Dive.  Trevor was accompanied by his wife Tara and young son Drew.  Drew quickly became the darling of the resort and all the staff loved him.  He had the ladies wrapped around his fingers and the boy is a fish in the water.  Drew snorkeled with numerous manta rays and sharks, among other sea creatures, during his stay.

Trevor, Drew and Tara Smith

Also with the group were Robert & Helen along with Glenn and his daughter Marianne.  These folks are ranchers from Southern Australia who have been diving for years and travel with Trevor all over the world.  They have been in Micronesia many times but we think the 10 days in Yap will certainly stick in their minds.  We know these folks made a wonderful impression on us.

Back Row: Robert, Trevor and Glenn. Front Row: Helen, Tara, Marianne and Drew

All 7 of them took our PADI Manta Ray Awareness class, taught by Bill & John Pekailug along with a couple Mandarin Fish dives, snorkeling on the Japanese Judy bomber in North Fanif and a land tour.

Trevor is also an award winning underwater photographer.  Here is a head shot of one of his famous subjects, the Leafy Sea Dragon of Southern Australia.

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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.
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