Yap Cavern Bumpheads

Diving with Bumphead Parrotfish in Micronesia

Diving with Bumphead Parrotfish in Micronesia Diving Yap Caverns is a special experience, with your choice of two walls or the swim through amphitheater you can always get it your way.

Some of the most common sites are sleeping white tips on the sand bottom, schools of bumpheads over the coral, cleaning grouper and leaf fish.

This site rarely disappoints a camera, usually leaving us photographers with something to come back for.

At 30 meters there is a coral head that reef sharks clean on provided there is enough current.

Baby grey reefs are seen strafing the amphitheater slope during times of the year which always make for a memorable encounter.

Diving with Bumphead Parrotfish in Micronesia

Yap Caverns is flanked by two wall dives where we drift by the most soft corals, crynoids and reef fish.

A whale shark has been seen here, dolphin and pilot whales, although infrequent, the magic at Yap Caverns is as good as it gets for diving Micronesia.

Pinnacles covered in pink antheas jet out from the walls with morays and cleaning Sweetlips in the cracks and beneath overhangs.

This is where your camera comes to be happy regardless of your lens – macro, mid or wide angle, it doesn’t matter.

Diving with Bumphead Parrotfish in Micronesia

When it comes to diving Micronesia and getting the best of Yap, a school of bumpheads, cleaning sharks, big grouper and forking white tips almost always make a top 10 dive log entry.

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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
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