Events and Seasons

Manta Ray Mating Season

December through January

Winter time is the right time for seeing our mantas in groups dancing over the reef. Mating behavior is the most exciting to watch, females have would-be courting partners training behind them.

Manta Mania

February 7th – 14th

Join our week-long Manta Mania citizen science week where leading researchers share their information and we learn about manta rays and sharks from the experts. This is a special 16-dive package with expedition dives to unexplored areas, photo ID collection at manta cleaning stations, lunch served at the beach in a Yapese village and a private beach party on Saturday. more info…

Yap Day

March 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Experience the most island culture in a single trip. Yap Day is a local festival of traditional attire, dances and food celebrating everything Yapese. This is the absolute best time to experience Yap’s culture. more info…

MantaFest Photography Workshops

August 26th through September 10th

Two-week photography event with six professional photographers offering one-on-one training, workshops and media presentations. Special dive plans, private beach party, big animal photography and over $25,000 in prizes are handed out at the end! more inf…

Kids Sea-Life Adventures

June 18 through 24 and June 25 through July1

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 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 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 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 more
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