Yap Kids Sea Camp in Full Swing

The Kids Sea Camp group came in the wee hours of Sunday morning bright eyed and rearing to have a Mantastic Dive Adventure.  Their first day in Yap proved to live up to the standards of even the smallest critic…of course the resort’s infinity pool had a lot to do with it.  As a bar is to adults for creating and cultivating networking opportunities, the pool is to the kids their meeting ground for new-found friendships with the native kids….

 

A Few of the Campers Trying our Infinity Pool
A Few of the Campers Trying our Infinity Pool

One of the numerous things we at Manta Ray Bay Resort pride ourselves with, is teaching kids how to properly dive into the water.  This particular skill is best taught by none other than Bill as the Yap technique is one of finesse and flexibility…..  The technique is also used as a per-requisite to any dive course offered by the resort and the bigger the splash the higher the grade given.

 

"Pops" Acker Launching Juliana into the Underwater World
“Pops” Acker Launching Juliana into the Underwater World

After the first day’s dive adventure, the group enjoyed an evening of relaxation on the Mnuw and a couple of rounds of fresh Stonemoney Brew, from our in-house micro brewery.  The evening was spent getting acquainted with the various fun activities planned for both adults and kids.  Of course everything is always exciting when kids are involved…like the parents coming up after their second dive to find that all available drinking water on the boats was used as ammunition during a water battle between the boys and girls or feeling as if you were in the company of the characters in Frozen listening to Rachel’s (Molkentin) rendition of the movie’s music score.  This is just the beginning of yet again another memorable visit to the beautiful island of Yap.

 

Some of the Parents at our Meet the Managers Evening
Some of the Parents at our Meet the Managers Evening

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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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