Guide Excellence on the Reef

Check out John’s form in the water this morning. It turns out that my SD card caught a nice dive guide example moment and thought I’d share.

All of this went down as we dropped onto the reef just outside the Channel and started down the corral slope in a sandbox.

John stopped the guests and got them both into position and dialed them onto it. This is the kind of thing that falls into the details category, spotting micro-stuff.

Here’s John locking the guests onto his miniature sea life score. It actually took a little bit to get it, it was tiny. Once David and Pamela were on it and the cameras started coming out, John bails out in search of another find. That’s exactly what you want your dive guide to do.

If you so much as waved your hand too hard this thing would wind up in a mini vortex. That Small. Turns out, this was a Rock Mover the size of a pinky nail.

David and Pamela are in from Melbourne, Australia and wound up on their own boat today, with two guides, one pilot and a blogger. This was a reef tour that included excellent attention to detail from the dive crew.

David and Pamela also commented on the dive crew’s enthusiasm and made it a point to say that they can tell that these people still really enjoy diving here. A solid adda boy goes out to Yap Diver Guide, John John, nice up on the reef this morning.

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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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