O’KEEF’S PASSAGE

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30-120 ft | 9-37 m
Visibility:
30-70 ft | 9-20+ m
Current:
0-3 mph | 0-5 km/h

Dominant features
Extending almost 2 miles from the ocean to the docks of Colonia, this sandy bottomed ship channel has several areas worth diving. A drift in along the southern side of the channel sweeps divers through many fish which hang out near the entrance.
There is a wreck of a WW-II LCU sitting upright in the channel between Markers 8 and 10. The bow is at 40 ft (12 M), the stern at 60 ft (18 M). Also, there is a torpedo resting in the sand at 70 ft. (21 M) just behind it.
In September 1992, Yap Divers sank an 80 ft. (25 M) former circus boat named the Laura Marie on the side of the channel near Marker 10 which makes a nice night dive when it’s rough on the outside.

Corals
The rich corals of the lagoon floor quickly change to large bommies as the channel wall slopes down to the sandy floor.

Fish Life
Along with schools of Black Snapper and Humphead Parrotfish, we commonly have pelagic sightings in the waters near the channel entrance. Lobsters can be found in the niches and small caves in the walls lining the entrance.

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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