Special Events & Combinations
Yap Divers 4 Sharks
October 19th to 26th, 2019
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.
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
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
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.
October 27th – November 11th, 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
Philippines + Yap
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.
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.
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
Manta Ray Mating Season
December through April
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.