MAGIC KINGDOM

alikoreefMapmagickingdomDepth:
15-100 ft | 5 – 30 m
Visibility:
65-100+ ft | 20-30+ m
Current:
0-2 mph | 0-3 km/h

Dominant Features
A gradually sloping reef. This site was considered as one of Micronesia’s most beautiful diving jewels until a typhoon in November of 1992 inflicted heavy damage to the corals. The gently sloping bottom in this section of reef caused the storm surge waves to build and cause damage while the vertical walls only a few hundreds yards away escaped unscathed.

Corals
The stronger hard corals were unaffected by the storm, but much of the lettuce coral sustained damage and large areas of staghorn were virtually reduced to rubble. However, the reef can already be seen to be going through the colorful process of rejuvenation.

Fish Life
On a positive note, the storm damage created lots of habitat for small reef fishes to hide in. Frequently clouds of them are found surrounded by large schools of Jacks and other predators on the lookout for stragglers. Schools of hundreds of barracuda are seen at this site on occasion. White Tip Reef Sharks and occasional Gray Reef Sharks are seen cruising the reef.

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 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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