Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
From the Helm Winning Images from MantaFest and NEW Dive Upgrades
October 2018

We handed out $20,000 in prizes at MantaFest with near-perfect conditions, the competition was the strongest to date - check out the winning photos on our blog and facebook page.

Don't forget to ask us for flight help, we will send you bookable itineraries from anywhere in the world to Yap - we can also include airfare in your dive package.

Check it out:
  • Sustainability
  • 2018 MantaFest Winners
  • MantaFest 2019
  • *NEW! Sustainability
  • BIG!!! Dive Shop Upgrades
  • Yap Divers 4 Sharks
  • Retirement Announcements!
  • Parting Shot....

  • 2018 MantaFest Winners

    ...and the winners are!!!

    Congratulations to our MantaFest photographers and their winning images - this year delivered the strongest competition to date.

    DSLR and Compact Camera division winners and winning images are posted our our blog...

    MantaFest 2019

    August 24th to September 8th, 2019

    Our next Photography Workshops and Image Contest will feature updated image categories, new workshops and it's looking like it will be our biggest contest ever!

    *NEW! Sustainability

    There's a lot going at the resort to help conserve our precious world.

    We are happy to be a leader in dive operation sustainability and pushing forward with lightening our carbon footprint.

    We will be saying goodbye to drinking straws and single-use plastic in our boat lunches with the next update to our sustainable business practices.

    Learn more on our website...

    BIG!!! Dive Shop Upgrades

    Bill up'd the valet diving experience with his latest dive shop upgrades:

    1. Digital Dive Site Maps are just part of the new ap-based dive briefing using water-proof tablets, and...

    2. New Dive Schedule magnet-based board at the dive shop puts you in the driver's seat of your dive day.

    Yap Divers 4 Sharks

    Our newest conservation investment is in our new shark diving package where we are going to learn about the global state of sharks and how to protect them from leading activists.

    Guaranteed shark experiences in the water through modified extra-sharky dive plans!

    Dive Yap with a purpose, October of 2019.

    Retirement Announcements!

    We want to congratulate and support both Teolu and Josie who retired this season after working as part of the Manta Ray Bay Resort family for decades.

    We are thankful that you both chose to work with us and be part of Yap's history and development.

    Parting Shot....

    Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital.

    One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.

    Edna promptly jumped in, swam to the bottom and pulled him out.

    When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna's heroic act she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.

    When she went to tell Edna the news she said, 'Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you're being discharged, since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of the person you love. I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness.'

    Continuing, she added, 'The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he's dead.'

    Edna replied, 'He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry..

    How soon can I go home?'


    We're going even green-er!!!

    Check out what we're doing to help conserve marine resources and lighten our carbon footprint.

    Not many dive operations can say that they've been going green-er longer than us - from two-stroke motors to renewable energy.

    Our proudest achievements include growing marine awareness and supporting marine ecology education and citizen science in diving - our newest event Yap Divers 4 Sharks is our latest investment.

    Check it out >
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