MI’L CHANNEL

alikoreefMapmilchannelDepth:
50-100 ft | 15-30 m
Visibility:
30-100+ ft | 9-30+ m
Current:
0-4 mph | 0-6 km/h

Dominant features
Channel with sandy coral rubble bottom and vertical coral walls. Currents here require caution since they may be barely perceptible at slack tide and then rip to as much as 4 mph (6 km/h) during tide changes. Surface and bottom have been know to have swift currents running in opposite directions. During an incoming tide this channel makes an impressive drift dive with both sides of the channel visible while you “fly” down the center.

Corals
Tightly packed hard corals interspersed with wide swaths of leather and similar soft corals. Near Manta Ridge, large quantities of purple soft coral open their polyps to feed when the current is strong.

Fish Life
Scores of tropical reef fish including Soldierfish, Humphead Parrotfish and Moray Eels live amongst the Coral. Mantas, Hawksbill Turtles, large Barracuda, Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, and schools of Jacks and Snappers are sighted in the outer waters of the channel. You’ll find Lobsters and Octopi in the nooks & crannies.

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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