Steven Miller from Ikelite photo school, who is a MantaFest presenter at this year’s photo event, puts Yap in print with his gallery of sharks, rays, caverns… and even the moon.
The latest addition to the photography scene is Yap is our “Sunset Split Shark Shoot” that we do at Vertigo as a day ending boat trip.
Sharks are the most predictable wildlife in Yap, although the diving is manta-based, our sharks just don’t seem to take a day off or have any season, it’s always on at Vertigo.
So predictable in fact that we reliably produce excellent split images from the boat at sunset – both weeks of MantaFest will have special shark split workshops and the opportunity to get out and bring home new creative images.
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
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
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