Yap + Palau Special

The Best of Micronesia

Experience a week on each island and the best diving in the region.

  • 7 nights / 13 dives with Palau Diving Adventures and your choice of 6 different hotels in Palau
  • 7 nights / 10 dives at the Manta Ray Bay Resort in Yap
  • Choose a package from US $1,995 to US $3,049 net per diver

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Email welcome@mantaray.com or call 310-321-2558 today.

Get the details at our DEMA seminar!:
Room S205 on Thurs & Fri, 11/17 & 11/18 at 11:00AM for 45 minutes

A note from the management

On behalf of Palau Dive Adventures and the Manta Ray Bay Resort we welcome you to our Yap/Palau trips. We believe that if you are coming all the way to visit either island, you should do your best to extend your dive trip to at least two weeks and have the chance to see both islands. The diving is incredible in Yap as well as Palau. Yap offers a glimpse back into time how we islanders used to live and still live in Yap today.

Being dive shop owners ourselves we want you to have the most successful trip possible. We want your diving, customer service/experience and your margins to be the best trip ever! By us taking the time to work out all details ahead of time we have packaged a truly unique trip that you can sell to your divers and you will be the only one in your area with this awesome trip. We have a USA office that will be helping with all U.S. reservations and can assist you in all aspects of marketing, profit margins and itineraries.

As a dive store owner you are looking at several things when organizing a dive trip for your customers;

Great value for money for your customers on an out-of-the ordinary dive trip;
Healthy bottom-line for your business;
Customers that come that can’t stop telling you, their (dive) friends, colleagues and family how great the trip was upon return giving you the best advertising you can get resulting in a happy repeat customer base

Palau Dive Adventures and Manta Ray Bay Resort can help you with all those objectives. Let’s face it, Micronesia is not around the corner however with our knowledge of the available flights, hubs and access to net rates you’ll be surprised how affordable and relatively easy it can be to visit two of Micronesia’s pearls.

Like the culture in Micronesia where social ties within communities are very strong we believe, as two dive-/hotel operators in this for many unknown part of the world, should work together by offering you a dual destination trip to Palau and Yap. It doesn’t make sense to fly thousands of miles get off the plane, make your dives and hop on the plane again heading home. Diving is what you will be doing 12 out of the 14 days, but on those 2 non-diving days you have the opportunity to discover and explore two unique cultures that have so many things in common, but the same time are also so different.

Palau has it all; big schools of fish, lots of sharks, healthy reefs, World War II wrecks and history, and the world-famous Jellyfish Lake and Blue Corner. Obvious Yap has it year-round Manta’s, but has much more to offer; healthy reefs with great macro, sharks, mandarin fish and caverns just to mention a few of Yap’s highlights. Combined more than 100 dive sites to discover.

For the “great value for money part” we have the flight and diving covered, but even important is the philosophy of both Palau Dive Adventures and the Manta Ray Bay Resort where personalized service is not only standard, but the mindset of all our employees. Small groups on the dive boats, VIP gear handling services, we learn your name and treat you for what you are—a very valued customer. In line with this philosophy, we are happy to build custom packages that fit your goals and aspirations for your visit to Palau and Yap.

Where your customers are constantly looking to increase their bottom-time you need to have a healthy bottom-line. We can write down many calculations, but easiest is to use our dive trip profit calculator. But just one example; you bring 12 divers (10 paid) to Palau and Yap while staying in the DW Motel in Palau/diving with us and in Yap your group stays in a standard room. Your revenue is US $31,296,– while we invoice you for US $23,936 —giving you a US $7,360 —or 24% profit. That’s the money part, but keep also in mind we take all the work out of your hands; flights, dealing with 2 resorts and the logistics. We’ll take care of it.

We all know 1 + 1 = 3 in some cases. Booking the dual destination package for your group is one of those situations. Great value for money for your customers, healthy profit for you and an awesome and unique dive trip experience will turn your customers into ambassadors for your business and future group travel.

~ Jason Maluchluw President Palau Dive Adventures

~ Bill Acker, owner of Manta Ray Bay Resort, Yap


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
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.
Emily Caquelin
Emily Caquelin
04:10 02 Aug 18
Manta Ray Bay Resort is a great dive resort with extremely hospitable staff.
Daniel Granzer
Daniel Granzer
11:40 23 Aug 18
We were from 11.08 to 18.08 at the Manta Ray Bay resort and had unforgettable days there 😍In total we made 12 dives with wonderful encounters. Highlights were, of course, the manta rays in the Goofnuw Channel and many white tip reef sharks in the Shark City 🦈 But also we saw eagle rays, turtles 🐢 and buffalo head parrotfish. The hotel is beautiful and the whole team does a great job there. The food on the ship Mnuw, as well as the home-brewed beer are excellent. Thank you again to the whole team of Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers 👏🏼We also did a one-day land tour to explore the many beautiful places of this unique island. The beach is like in paradise🏝, stone money and relics from the second world war very worth to see! You find there also culturally typical houses with different meaning and use! It would be nice if more visitors would come to this great island and appreciate the great work that is done there! Anyway, we really enjoyed it and would come back anytime 🙏🏻✌🏼read more
Jonathan Gapith
Jonathan Gapith
10:31 19 Sep 18
Best dive resort around, amazingly friendly staff and great food on the mnuw
Rene Sten
Rene Sten
04:06 12 Oct 18
Bill and his family run a great dive resort, rooms are spacious and comfortable. Restaurant and bar provide good range of food and drink. Bill and his dive guides know the reef intimately and the diving is spectacular. Bill and his family make for a very friendly and rewarding experience in Yap.read more
Ms. Malinda
Ms. Malinda
13:52 14 Oct 18
Great place to stay while visiting the island. Lots of activities to do with places to see & people to meet.read more
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