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1-800-DIVE-YAP (1-800-348-3927)
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Micronesia is currently closed to tourism. We expect that Micronesia should be opening up soon. You can find out more information on our COVID-19 information page here.

To inquire about future travel to Yap, please fill out our inquiry form below so we can offer you personalized service and information as it becomes available.

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    Lionfish Wall

    • Depth: 15-100 ft | 5 – 30 m
    • Visibility: 70-150+ ft | 20-45+ m
    • Current: 0-2 mph | 0-3 km/h
    Dominant Features

    This vertical wall forms the extreme southern tip of the fringing reef which surrounds Yap. It juts out into blue water and is washed by currents flowing past the island. Because of the steady flow of nutrients, the coral and fish populations are particularly lush. The wall makes a vertical drop to 130 ft. and then slopes to a 200+ ft. (60+ M) ledge before disappearing into the blue abyss. The concentrations of fish and corals make this one of the premier walls dives in the world.

    Corals

    The entire face of the wall is carpeted with a wealth of soft daisy corals, punctuated with brightly colored crinoids.

    Fish Life

    This area is named after the many lionfish that live in the crevices along the wall. But just off the wall, expect a full range of gamefish & pelagics that come to feed where the currents from opposite sides of the island meet. Mantas, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Sharks, Huge Tuna, and other pelagics are commonly sighted. Near the top edge of the reef are schools of thousands of orange and yellow Bartlett’s Fairy Basslets. Highly camouflaged Leaf Fish are also present near the top edge of the wall, but it takes a trained eye to spot them.

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