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 6 different hotels in Palau. 7 nights / 10 dives at the Manta Ray Bay Resort in Yap and your choice of 3 different room types. Two-week packages from $2,608* per diver.
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.
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.
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 $25,000 in prizes given away!
Marine Biology Weeks
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.
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.
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.
Availability & Reservations
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