Micronesia Dive Resort

Sustainability

Manta Ray Bay Resort has been at the front of sustainability in the diving industry and Bill has been lighting the carbon footprint of his operation, since 1986. Today is no different and more changes than ever are being realized.

1. Renewable Energy

Solar water heaters for the hotel was the first phase of the solar implementation. Bill has been scaling up his renewable energy plan since 2013 and has just about covered every roof he has with solar panels to offset island power usage.

2. Direct Investment in Ecology and Marine Environment Education

Bill is passionate about ocean conservation and has taken a personal front line in the diving world by creating and promoting conservation and ecology educational dive events in Yap. We are happy to announce a 2019 Shark Conservation Dive Package with Divers 4 Sharks and the Shark Angels.

Our previous creation was a joint project with Manta Trust and the Micronesian Conservation Coalition that turned out to be one of our most successful dive packages, Manta Mania.

Another special event is Marine Biology Weeks in Yap is where guests dive with marine biologist, Stephan Moditzo, and perform laboratory exercises during three workshops.

These events take money to get going, time spent nurturing connections with scientists, meeting with activists and working with the people who support them.

This investment is done to continue leading in the industry and to grow future divers that are aware of the issues concerning our ocean.

3. Coral Reef Restoration

This month we are announcing our coral reef restoration project in partnership with Richard Shaul and Sea Byte, Inc. Three restoration areas have been established and samples harvested. This project includes monitoring, evaluation as well as capacity building by creating a local team who will carry out this project.

4. Plastic-less

All plastic is on the chopping block, drinking straws, food wrappers and containers as well as drinking cups. We might not be able to end our relationship with plastic, but our operation is cutting every disposable plastic product out of the daily program.

5. Re-use of Brewery Ingredients

Oat bread, grain bread and various baked goods are made using the ingredients from our craft brewing process.

Availability & Reservations

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
William Myers
William Myers
21:01 21 Jul 18
Great hotel. Have stayed twice.
Emily Caquelin
Emily Caquelin
04:10 02 Aug 18
Manta Ray Bay Resort is a great dive resort with extremely hospitable staff.
Daniel Granzer
Daniel Granzer
11:40 23 Aug 18
We were from 11.08 to 18.08 at the Manta Ray Bay resort and had unforgettable days there 😍In total we made 12 dives with wonderful encounters. Highlights were, of course, the manta rays in the Goofnuw Channel and many white tip reef sharks in the Shark City 🦈 But also we saw eagle rays, turtles 🐢 and buffalo head parrotfish. The hotel is beautiful and the whole team does a great job there. The food on the ship Mnuw, as well as the home-brewed beer are excellent. Thank you again to the whole team of Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers 👏🏼We also did a one-day land tour to explore the many beautiful places of this unique island. The beach is like in paradise🏝, stone money and relics from the second world war very worth to see! You find there also culturally typical houses with different meaning and use! It would be nice if more visitors would come to this great island and appreciate the great work that is done there! Anyway, we really enjoyed it and would come back anytime 🙏🏻✌🏼read more
Jonathan Gapith
Jonathan Gapith
10:31 19 Sep 18
Best dive resort around, amazingly friendly staff and great food on the mnuw
Rene Sten
Rene Sten
04:06 12 Oct 18
Bill and his family run a great dive resort, rooms are spacious and comfortable. Restaurant and bar provide good range of food and drink. Bill and his dive guides know the reef intimately and the diving is spectacular. Bill and his family make for a very friendly and rewarding experience in Yap.read more
Ms. Malinda
Ms. Malinda
13:52 14 Oct 18
Great place to stay while visiting the island. Lots of activities to do with places to see & people to meet.read more
Jan Toman
Jan Toman
22:14 02 Nov 18
Great! GREAT! GREAT! Lovely place, lovely staff, great location for divers!
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