01_offerflyerThe keywords here are “custom” and “exclusive” – Mares Premium DC offers are kicking off with a BEST OF… Yap travel package with 6 days of diving.

This is how to get in on a Micronesia experience that’s everything Yap.

It’s a fully customized itinerary that includes dive plans as well as activities and excursions.

Yap is where the ancient and broadband world’s mix that can be seen and felt – the culture, villages and private beaches are woven into your two tank blue water big animal dive day.

By design this kind of package brings together a little bit of Yap each day – after morning dives take a walk through a stone money bank and have a cocktail at sunset on a lagoon.

Take advantage of the distance you traveled from the busy world and wind down on a private beach after extended dives with Yap’s resident sharks at Vertigo.

Get a shoulder massage at the infinity pool before a traditional mangrove crab dinner on a hundred year old Indonesian schooner.


 Blue Water Diving

… in a big animal sanctuary


IMG_3960The diving will be served up according to the tides and plans will be arranged to hit the best sites in the clearest water and work excursions and activities around your dive schedule.

Everything has been accounted for so that your experience will have the best that there is to offer in and out of the water.

Expect to dive with schooling sharks, manta rays, schools of fish and crawling critters.


IMG_1937This offer can be reserved with a small deposit for travel dates anytime before December of 2015.

You can also share this with your dive buddies and cut them in on the action.

For more info, email for the package details and sample itinerary.

This is one of our custom initiatives that can only be reserved through Mares for their friends, fans and, of course, our readers.

 Experience Yap

… the island of Stone Money, and Magic


IMG_4566Yap is a very special place with amazing people living a traditional life in today’s WiFi world.

People live with pride, community values and celebrate their traditions in ceremonial color, across the street.

Experiencing what makes this island special is part of your dive package.

Diving, culture, activities and even spa treatments are included in your Mares Premium DC Travel offer.


 Tropical Paradise

… delivered




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 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 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 more
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 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 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 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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