Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
From the Helm 30th Anniversary Special Offer, Manta Mania and more...
February 2016

Celebrating 30 years of diving Yap has begun! We are still planning the biggest party we've ever thrown, stay tuned!

Throughout 2016 every guest receives a special gift and is eligible for free room nights. Check out our special offer for details.

Our last big event was Manta Mania at the peak of the manta ray mating season, check out the event report.

Don't forget to email for help with any Micronesia travel routes and itineraries including Yap and Palau combined.

Check it out:
  • 30th Anniversary Special Offer
  • 30th Anniversary Dive Party
  • MantaFest 2016 Updates
  • Manta Mania Event Report
  • Kids Sea Camp Update
  • Parting Shot...
  • All that's missing is you...

  • 30th Anniversary Dive Party
    Christian Redl and Bill Acker at DEMA

    Join the biggest party that's ever been thrown in Yap!!!

    We have big plans to blow this place up celebrating 30 years of Diving Yap. We'll be kicking up some dust all week with an upgraded dive package, special guests, nightly media presentations, beach parties and traditional dances.

    Everyone receives a special gift to go home with.

    Join the party:

    * June 19th-25th

    This will be a week in Yap to remember!

    MantaFest 2016 Updates

    MantaFest 2016 workshops include unique and challenging photographic scenarios, such as this Vertigo split at sunset.

    We'll be organizing topside shoots in the villages at different sites with traditionally dressed models.

    This year we also have Andy Shumacher who will be available for one-on-one video training throughout the event. Andy will present his latest media at the Crow's Nest after dark.

    MantaFest is known for being a small event with BIG prizes and this year is no exception - this year, our best of class winners are going to dive Damai, dive Yap or dive Guadalupe Island with Great White Sharks..

    We have more prizes than photographers, everyone goes home with something from our sponsors as well as new photographic game.

    Next MantaFest Events:

    * August 27th - September 11th, 2016

    * August 27th - September 10th, 2017

    * August 26th - September 9th, 2018

    Manta Mania Event Report

    Manta Mania 2016 brought in a big group of enthusiastic divers to learn about mantas, dive with mantas and interact these creatures with the world's leading manta scientists.

    During this event:

    This year at manta mania
    • You had 50 interactions
    • You saw 30 different mantas
    • Of those, 20 were males
    • and 10 were females
    • 2 females are pregnant
    • There were 3 mating trains
    • 3 new measurements were recorded
    • 1 new manta ray was identified

    Manta Mania is growing up to be one of our best weeks to be here for big animal diving, conservation science and having a tropical vacation party in paradise.

    Next Manta Mania Event:

    * February 12th - 18th, 2017 - We are taking reservations for next year's manta mania where we will have returning guests and scientists as well as two new researchers that will join the party.

    Manta Mania 2017 >

    Kids Sea Camp Update

    We are planning an upgraded itinerary for our annual Kids Sea Camp with more hands-on adventure for non-divers.

    This year families will participate in the local culture on activities, "go local" theme for 2016.

    Our program is going to get even more interactive and our families will be given a week in Yap that they'll remember forever.

    Next Sea Camps:

    * August 6th - 13th, 2016

    * July 8th - 15th, 2017

    Join Family Divers on a unique week-long adventure for the whole family!

    Parting Shot...

    An elderly couple, who were both widowed, had been going out with each other for a long time.

    Urged on by their friends, they decided it was finally time to get married.

    Before the wedding, they went out to dinner and had a long conversation regarding how their marriage might work.

    They discussed finances, living arrangements and so on.

    Finally, the elderly gentleman decided it was time to broach the subject of their physical relationship.

    "How do you feel about sex?" he asked, rather tentatively.

    "I would like it infrequently," she replied.

    The old gentleman sat quietly for a moment, adjusted his glasses, leaned over towards her and whispered, "Is that one word or two?"

    All that's missing is you...

    This shot was taken during an afternoon cultural tour at Bechayal Stone Money Bank.

    30th Anniversary Special Offer

    Throughout 2016 we are offering 30% more of Yap, for FREE, to individuals and groups.

    Any 7 night (or longer) dive package gets 3 free room nights. This means that you get 10 nights for the price of 7.

    People are cashing in on this deal and getting exceptional value out of their vacation dollars. Two-week packages get 6 nights free - stay for three weeks for the price of two.

    Group leaders get 3 free spots with groups of 10 paying.

    There are no blackout dates and this offer can be combined with any dive package in 2016.

    more info >
    Quick Links...

    Manta Mania Trip Report

    Manta Fest 2016

    Kids Sea Camp 2016

    Manta Ray Bay Media

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