Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
From the Helm The most reasons to come to Yap!!!
March 2017

2017 demonstrates Bill's continued passion showing people Yap's magic in and out of the water - this year we have new specials and events you have to check out.

Our 30th Anniversary Special is the best way to get the most of Yap.

Getting to Yap - just ask Bill, he provides anyone who asks, complimentary travel itineraries to Yap that are the fastest, cheapest and easiest - you pick your trip and you can book it anywhere or through us.

Check it out:
  • 30th Anniversary
  • FREE Travel Assistance, from the man himself
  • Manta Mania 2017 Trip Report
  • 2017 Special Events
  • Manta Fest 2017 Presenters
  • Parting Shot...
  • All that's missing... is you!

  • FREE Travel Assistance, from the man himself
    Christian Redl and Bill Acker at DEMA

    Custom itineraries to Yap that you can book anywhere.

    Bill wants everyone to know that it's easy to get to Yap - the world's largest airline lands here twice a week and he knows exactly what routes work out the best for America, Europe and everywhere else.

    Get here the fastest, the cheapest or combine with Palau, Chuuk or the Philippines.

    Bill has been telling people how to get to Yap for 30 years, there is nobody with more experience and he offers everyone free help on getting to Yap.

    Try it! Email with your departure airport and tentative travel dates and you'll get a quick response with customized information that you can act on.

    Manta Mania 2017 Trip Report

    We had our biggest event yet and our house was FULL of manta ray enthusiasts and some of the world's leading scientists protecting them.

    This is our fastest growing event, just a few years in the making and we're putting more and more into it.

    We have new scientists each year that bring us into their world and show us their work, share their data and experiences studying manta rays and sharks.

    Next year's event will be just before Yap Day which makes for a great add-on opportunity to attend our biggest event and stay a few extra nights for the best culture show in Micronesia! - Yap-Day extension after Manta Mania comes with a 10% discount.

    2017 Special Events

    It's always a good time to be here!

    Check out our special events and packages page that boast our new Family Sea-Life Adventures and Marine Biology Weeks events - as well as our annual Manta Mania and MantaFest programs.

    We are growing more reasons to come back to Yap with special packages and new programs for all-ages!

    Manta Fest 2017 Presenters

    10th Anniversary MantaFest Event!!! ll-inclusive MantaFest packages for 4, 7 or 14 night stays start at (standard room) from: $1,339, $2,229 or $3,829!

    This year we have our silver anniversary and will be putting on out best show yet.

    Learn photography from top professionals in the business and get in on HUGE PRIZES!!! We are giving away liveaboard trips on Dive Damai, Chuuk Odyssey and Aggressor Fleet! PLUS Ikelite, Mares, Henderson, Diver Design and more...


    • Frank Schneider
    • David Fleetham
    • Steven Miller
    • Andy Shumacher
    • Tim Rock
    • Ray Bullion

    We have GoPro sponsoring the event with some prizes and we're going to have a category just for GoPros!

    Parting Shot...

    Two Irish nuns have just arrived in USA by boat, and one says to the other, "I hear that the people in this country actually eat dogs."

    "Odd," her companion replies, "but if we shall live in America , we might as well do as the Americans do."

    As they sit, they hear a push cart vendor yelling, "Hot Dogs, get your dogs here," and they both walk towards the hot dog cart.

    "Two dogs, please!," says one. The vendor is very pleased to oblige, wraps both hot dogs in foil and hands them over. Excited, the nuns hurry to a bench and begin to unwrap their 'dogs.' The mother superior is first to open hers.

    She begins to blush, and then, after staring at it for a moment, leans to the other nun and in a soft brogue whispers: "What part did you get?"

    All that's missing... is you!

    The seasons is moving into Spring where we expect the year's calmest conditions which means the most dive sites available in Yap.

    Warm water, culture and adventure await!

    30th Anniversary

    Save through 2017!!

    Cash in on savings throughout 2017 - we are offering 30% more of Yap, for FREE, to individuals and groups in honor of our 30 years in business.

    The Deal:

    Any 7 night (or longer) dive package gets 3 free room nights. This means that you get 10 nights for the price of 7 and 20 for the price of 14, etc.

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

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

    There are no blackout dates and this offer can be combined with any dive package in 2016 & 2017 with the exception of Yap Day weeks.

    more info >
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    Manta Mania Trip Report

    Manta Fest 2017

    Manta Ray Bay Blog

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