Yap & Manta Ray Bay Resort unter den weltweit besten Manta-Plätzen


Die Schutzbemühungen rund um die mikronesische Insel Yap trägt Früchte: Seit der Entdeckung des „Stammtisches“ durch Jan Sledsens und das Yap Divers-Team im vergangenen Jahr ist an eben dieser Stelle im Mi’l Channel praktisch kein Tauchgang ohne Manta-Begegnung vergangen.

Gerade angesichts der rapide angestiegenen Fischerei auf Mantas und Mobulas freuen wir uns darüber, dass Dr. Andrea Marshall als weltweit führende Manta-Biologin Yap unter ihre weltweite „Top 10­-Liste der besten Plätze zur Beobachtung von Manta-Rochen“ gewählt hat.

Die „Queen of Mantas“ mit Wohnsitz in Mosambik hat vor wenigen Jahren die wissenschaftliche Unterscheidung zwischen Riff-Manta (Manta alfredi) und Pelagischem Manta (Manta birostris) etabliert.

Natürlich hat sie im Rahmen ihrer Studien auch Yap besucht und die Schutzbemühungen speziell im Manta Ray Bay Resort schätzen gelernt, wie sie selbst sagt:

“[…] Abgesehen von den angenehmen Bedingungen beeindruckt Yap mit einer der wenigen ganzjährig anzustreffenden Manta-Bestände weltweit, deren Lieblingsplätze praktisch immer erreichbar sind. Viele Mitglieder des Teams, inklusive dem Besitzer Bill Acker (alias Manta Man), betauchen die Insel seit Jahren und sind extrem gut vertraut mit den ortstreuen Rochen.
Um auf die Tiere Rücksicht zu nehmen achtet das schutzorientierte Team der Tauchbasis auf die Einhaltung entsprechender Richtlinien an den Putzstationen. Darüberhinaus bleibt Yap eine von nur einer Handvoll von Plätzen weltweit, an denen Mantas gesetzlichen Schutz genießen.“

Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers: www.mantaray.com
Andreas Webseite: www.queenofmantas.org

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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
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