New Manta Ray Bay Masthead
From the Helm News from Micronesia's Finest Dedicated Dive Resort
March 2013


Click "Display Images..." to see the media we're putting into your Newsletter.

Welcome to our Spring 2013 newsletter. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together. There are some excellent images included with this newsletter so if you are seeing text only, please take a moment to click the appropriate buttons to download pictures so you can get the full effect. Until we meet again, happy & safe diving.

In This Issue of the Manta Report:
  • Social Media Photo Feed
  • Yap Manta Project
  • Find us on Pinterest
  • Upcoming Manta Ray Events
  • All that's missing... is you
  • Parting Shot

  • Yap Manta Project

    Ms. Julie Hartup, currently studying in Guam, has been very active in helping us with our manta ray identification program as well as getting us in contact with the wonderful people at the Manta Trust Foundation.

    As part of Julie's research and to support our manta naming program, we have established a dedicated e-mail address for any of our former guests with good photo of our mantas' bellies. If you would be willing to share your images with us, please send them to:

    We will then compare your manta ray photos (remember we need only shots that show the distinct markings on their stomachs as well as their tail sections so we can determine male or female) with our existing images. If you provide one that is not in our collection, you will be notified and given the chance to name that animal.

    To help with our research, it would be nice if you can tell us the date of the photo and where it was taken. We would like to thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide. This is a fun project that hopefully will help us support and sustain Yap's resident population of rays. To date, we have over 100 animals photographed and named and we hope this call for assistance will generate many more positive identifications.

    Find us on Pinterest

    Attention Pinners! We're creating a rich media feed with underwater and topside photos of all things Yap, diving, eco-tour activities, culture, food and our lush island.

    Manta Ray Bay on Pinterest

    Help us spread the word with your likes and pins!

    Upcoming Manta Ray Events

    Here is a list of events that will certainly make your vacation to Yap more enjoyable and exciting. Choose from cultural events, to family time, underwater photography workshops or ecological education to get the most out of your vacation. Call to email to inquire about reservations today.

    All that's missing... is you

    Today in Yap...

    Here's one more reason to make Yap your next destination... Sunset Park, Ka'dai.

    This is 5 minutes from the Resort and a recommended excursion for you and your group before you leave Yap.

    For more information, please e-mail us at and we will assist you with bookings and travel planning from anywhere in the world.

    Parting Shot

    McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered martini after martini, each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar.

    When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, the Irishman started to leave.

    "S'cuse me", said a customer, who was puzzled over what McQuillan had done, "what was that all about?"

    "Nothin' , said the Irishman, "me wife just sent me out for a jar of olives!"

    Social Media Photo Feed

    1300+ likes on Facebook, thanks to everyone who is staying connected for the latest happenings and status on the reef.

    Today's media picks are from the Mares Album on our Facebook page... we're updating this regularly with today's diving shots.

    Like Manta Ray Bay on Facebook and stay current our media feed
    Learn More...

    Facebook, Manta Ray Bay Hotel

    Manta Fest

    Missing Air Crew Project

    Manta Ray Bay Hotel Reservations

    phone: +691-350-2300