Swiss Tour Operator, Schoener Tauchen, Recently Sent a Group to Yap

Marta Lewandowski has been working with owner Robi Frommenwiler for more than a year to put a group of Swiss divers into Yap and Palau.  Marta, who has been here numerous times and is a personal favorite of mine, as well as our staff, was to be the group leader.  At the last minute, she was forced to cancel which opened the door for us to meet her colleague Mathias Lebo.  Mathias is new to Schoener Tauchen and this was his first time as a group leader but he did an amazing job.  It’s never easy taking care of 22 people, all of whom have different likes, dislikes and because they are paying customers, they don’t mind sharing their opinions.

Of these 22 guests, most of them took our PADI Manta Ray Awareness Specialty Course.  I used the big outdoor screen on the M/V Mnuw one night after dinner to give the classroom portion of the course and then everyone followed that up with two manta dives in Mi’l Channel.

After the manta dive at the new cleaning station, most of the comments were “incomparable”!

In addition to the PADI class, guests tried our kayak tour, the Kaday Village Cultural Tour as well as our very special Mandarin Fish dive.

The group also featured Mr. Heinz Schweizer, a repeat guest, who was here in 2005 and was amazed by the changes to the resort.

Mathias agreed that the week went by too fast and that more time would have been nice to visit other dive sites and to see more of the island.  Not to mention more time for at least one more treatment at the Taro Leaf Spa.

Swiss Divers After 7 Nights at the Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers

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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
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
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