15-130ft | 5 – 40 m
70-150+ ft | 20-45+ m
0-2 mph | 0-3 km/h

Lion fish Wall dive site map, Yap Micronesia

Dominant Features
This vertical wall forms the extreme southern tip of the fringing reef which surrounds Yap. It juts out into blue water and is washed by currents flowing past the island. Because of the steady flow of nutrients, the coral and fish populations are particularly lush. The wall makes an vertical drop to 130 ft. and then slopes to a 200+ ft. (60+ M) ledge before disappearing into the blue abyss. The concentrations of fish and corals make this one of the premier wall dives in the world.

The entire face of the wall is carpeted with a wealth of soft daisy corals, punctuated with brightly colored crinoids.

Fish Life
This area is named after the many lionfish that live in the crevices along the wall. But just off the wall, expect a full range of gamefish & pelagics that come to feed where the currents from opposite sides of the island meet. Mantas, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Sharks, Huge Tuna and other pelagics are commonly sighted. Near the top edge of the reef are schools of thousands of orange and yellow Bartlett’s Fairy Basslets. Highly camouflaged Leaf Fish are also present near the top edge of the wall, but it takes a trained eye to spot them.

Availability & Reservations

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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