Special Events & Combinations

Palau + Yap

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 hotels in Palau. 7 nights / 10 dives at the Manta Ray Bay Resort in Yap and your choice of 3 different room types.

Year-Round!

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Yap Day

March 1st and 2nd is Yap Day, the island’s day to celebrate everything Yapese – culture, tradition, food, family, community… and scuba diving. It’s the most colorful day of the year with traditional dances, crafts, tattoos, competitions and demonstrations in ceremonial dress. It’s also the peak of the manta ray mating season when trains of mantas take over the lagoon and dance in courtship.

March 1st and 2nd

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Manta Fest

MantaFest photography festival logo

Join our annual photography workshops and contest week with special photographic dive plans, top underwater photographers from around the world, daily workshops and one-on-one training with $20,000 in prizes given away!

August 25th – September 9th

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Marine Biology Weeks

Marine Biology Weeks 2019

Eco-adventure for everyone! Divers, snorkelers and non-divers can learn about and help conserve precious coral reefs in an active workshop in Yap. We offer 3 different workshops during Marine Biology Weeks. Create your adventure with one, two or three workshops in one or two-week long packages.

October 27th – November 11th, 2019

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Manta Mania

Manta Mania 2019

Join a manta ray conservation party on an upgraded luxury vacation package at Manta Ray Bay Resort. Yap is one of several research sites with Manta Trust – for one week leading manta ray and shark scientists will host a “hands-on” citizen science field research symposium and media event.

Our next event happens just before Yap Day, the biggest cultural celebration in Micronesia! Add-on 3 more room nights to experience the most colorful days in Yap and combine the year’s best diving with traditional Yapese culture!

When you combine Manta Mania and Yap Day packages you receive a 10% booking discount!

February 9th – 16th

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Philippines + Yap

Philippines + Yap Combination Dive Package
Dive the Best of Micronesia and the Philippines in one vacation! Experience Anilao, Philippines and Yap in a combination dive package with special flight rates through us. We created a very special combination package that offers the best of the West Pacific and Coral Triangle. Enjoy the luxury at Aiyanar Resort in Anilao, Philippines and a week in Yap.

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Ocean Hunter Palau + Yap

Combine a week on the Ocean Hunter with a week in Yap for an exclusive Micronesia diving experience. Liveaboard diving in Palau puts you on the best dive sites when there’s the fewest people; first thing in the morning before any of the land-based operations have even left the dock, and again in the afternoon. Guaranteed big animals, clear water, schools of fish, healthy reefs and an exclusive diving experience at uncrowded sites.

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Family Sea Life Adventures

Family Sea-Life Eco-Adventure and Marine Biology Week! Plankton tows, lab time looking at specimens under the microscope, dissections of different marine species, snorkel and dives in different environments important to marine ecology (snorkels in mangroves, snorkel/dives off reef), inter-active lectures and field work on different aspects of island and marine ecology. Each person receives a lab book, T-shirt and rash guard.

June 23rd to 30th

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Manta Ray Mating Season

December through April
Mating Manta Rays
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 in shallow water at a protected dive site.

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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