German Intern Spending Time with Yap Divers

Hi, my name is Martin Wiesneth and I am working for the travel agency Schoener Tauchen in Germany (www.schoener-tauchen.com)   . My current job gives me the opportunity to get in touch with a lot of our long-time partners, such as Bill Acker and the staff at Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers, diving all the destinations in our portfolio to better understand what divers desire nowadays.  As soon as I finish my travels, I will be able consult our customers in the best way possible about our products and destinations.

Meanwhile I am working on different projects with Bill and some of his friends. For example, we are going to digitalize the “Manta Wall” to be able to track them in a better way and contribute to their conservation in the long run. You can participate easily in this by sending us a copy of your belly-shots from the mantas you have seen in Yap.  We would also appreciate hearing when and at what dive site, you took the picture.  Thanks!

One last thing: Of course you first think of mantas as soon as you hear the name Yap, but during my 5 months here, I encountered a lot more than only mantas.  The southern tip of the island offers incredible stone coral formations (e.g. Eagle´s Nest), caverns and walls with a lot of different macro stuff. Vertigo is definitely a pristine divespot to see a variety of different sharks and with its visibility, which is usually 40 to 50 meters (yeah, I´m metric), ideal for underwater photography.

But what am I blabbering about?   Check it out yourself!  CU in Yap!

Sincerely

Martin

Martin Wiesneth Enjoying the Sunset

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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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