Dr. Erich Ritter’s Sharkschool finally comes to Yap and Manta Ray Bay!

From May, 22-29, 2013, Dr. Erich Ritter brings his renowned workshop programme Sharkschool to Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers.


Being one of the very few field researchers and expert for shark behavior, the Swiss-born scientist will share his knowledge and first-hand experience when it comes to human-shark-interaction.

Apart from thrilling close encounters with several shark species, one main focus will be the body language of sharks and Ritter’s very own concept “ADORE-SANE”, which serves as a guideline for shark encounters and compiles different factors that enable us divers to have an influence the interaction with shark. The concept also serves better photos and films because you will be able to “read” the animals’ behavior early on.

Framed by both interesting and entertaining lectures in our conference room will be our main spot of interest – Yap’s Vertigo Reef with its resident population of about  20 Grey Reef Sharks and Blacktip Reef Sharks. Excellent visibility, mild currents and shallow water (surface to 45ft) make fora  long bottom time and provide safe conditions even for divers with limited experience. The island’s best Manta spot “Stammtisch” is only a 10 minute boat ride away and will be dived as well.

If wished for, we can set short expeditions designed to look for hammerheads, silvertips as well as silky sharks and other pelagic species.

The 18 ft screen aboard our restaurant schooner Mnuw will serve for evening presentations under open skies, in a cozy and intimate setting along with a fresh treat from our own micro-brewery to top off an exciting day.

Attention: the minimum number of participants for this customized trip is 15!

Further information, inquiries and bookings:

www.wirodive.de/yap-sharkschool-SR201305.php (in German)


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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
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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