Yap heißt die neuesten PADI Junior Open Water Diver willkommen!

Sophie Purdon aus Florida und Lily McDonald aus Toronto, Kanada, sind jetzt – nachdem sie heute um 13 Uhr ihren Unterricht abgeschlossen hatten – die neuesten Junior Open Water Divers auf der ganzen Welt. Ihre letzten beiden Übungstauchgänge fanden statt am Stammtisch, dem Lieblingsplatz der Mantas von Yap, und an Vertigo, einem der besten Haiplätze der Erde. Nicht übel für Trainingstauchgänge, oder?

Lily McDonald, Bill Acker & Soph8e Purdon back at Yap Divers after the final training dive.
Lily McDonald, Bill Acker & Sophie Purdon zurück bei den Yap Divers nach dem letzten Übungstauchgang.

Die jungen Damen sind in Yap im Rahmen von Margo Peyton’s Kids Sea Camp Programm.  Sophie ist unterwegs mit ihrem Vater Fraser Purdon, der auch PADI Instructor ist, neben vielen anderen Aufgabenbereichen – er ist auch der Karibik-Repräsentant für Scubapro und Sea Life-Kameras. Fraser hat bei der Ausbildung mitgewirkt und seine Tochter Sophie natürlich selbst zertifiziert, während Bill das Vergnügen hatte, dasselbe für Lily zu tun, die gemeinsam mit ihren Eltern Rod und Carol McDonald nach Yap gekommen ist.

Sophie and her Dad Fraser pose at Vertigo during our last training dive.
Sophie und ihr Vater Fraser posieren während des letzten Trainingstauchgangs an Vertigo. Nette Flossen, Sophie!

Bills Kommentar: “Das war ein wunderbares Erlebnis für mich persönlich, weil ich sehr davon überzeugt binm dass die Welt des Tauchsports mehr tun muss um junge Leute für unseren Sport zu begeistern. Für mich war die Gelegenheit, zwei zehnjährige Mädchen an die Taucherei heranzuführen, ein gewaltiges Privileg. Ich bin wirklich erfreut darüber, das Erlebnis der Beiden mit Euch zu teilen.”

The newest divers join 3 other friends at Vertigo. L to R: Hannah Mclure. Sophie Purdon, Baylee Adair, Audrey Sarin & Lily McDonald.

Die frischgebackenen Taucher schließen sich ihren Freunden an Vertigo an.
V. li. n. re.: Hannah Mclure. Sophie Purdon, Baylee Adair, Audrey Sarin & Lily McDonald.

Bitte leg’ kurz eine Pause ein bei Allem was Du gerade auch tust und spende den Beiden eine Runde Applaus für eine Super-Leistung.
Herzlich Willkommen in der Unterwasserwelt, Sophy und Lily!

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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
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