Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
What's NEW? A lot, starting with and our Annual Events!!!
November 2016

Check out the new

We are launching several new annual events, starting with Marine Biology Weeks and a hands-on active Family Sea-Life Adventures week.

Come learn about marine biology, our eco-system and get involved with conservation.

We are planning a coral reef restoration project that will launch in 2017 - there's more reasons to come back to Yap.

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

Check it out:
  • 30th Anniversary
  • NEW!!! Marine Biology Weeks Science Workshops
  • NEW! Family Sea-Life Adventures Eco-Tour
  • NEW!!! Website at
  • DEMA Exhibit and Seminar
  • Parting Shot...
  • All that's missing is you....

  • NEW!!! Marine Biology Weeks Science Workshops
    Christian Redl and Bill Acker at DEMA

    November 12th - November 26th

    Eco-adventure for everyone! Divers, snorkelers and non-divers can learn about and help conserve precious coral reefs in an active workshop in Yap.

    One-week Packages Starting at $1,869

    • What is Plankton? Where is it during the day?
    • How many groups of organisms live in the sea?
    • What is symbiosis and why is it important?
    • How does a seastar walk?
    • What is a coral reef's food web?

    Everyone contributes to the study and each night there is a workshop on various topics of coral reefs. Participants get a course certificate following a marine biology quiz on the workshop schedule.

    NEW! Family Sea-Life Adventures Eco-Tour

    June 18th to July 1st

    Family Sea-Life Eco-Adventure and Marine Biology Week! Plankton tows, lab time looking at specimens under the microscope, dissections of different marine species, snorkel and dives in different environments important to marine ecology (snorkels in mangroves, snorkel/dives off reef), inter-active lectures and field work on different aspects of island and marine ecology. Each person receives a lab book, T-shirt and rash guard.

    7/5 Packages from $1,999.00

    • 7 night / 10 dives and all meals included
    • Village visit including a traditional dance
    • Night snorkel, plankton tow, fishing trip
    • Local navigation workshop and canoe trip
    • Beach BBQ with fire circle
    • Watershed hike, local buffet dinner
    • Pizza and burgers movie nights
    • Babysitting and activities for all-ages
    • Airport transfers, taxes and wake-up service

    Custom Itineraries for All-Ages!

    "We aim to protect our oceans by learning about it as a family in an active format", cooperating with the Micronesian Conservation Coalition.

    NEW!!! Website at

    We worked hard on our new mobile-friendly website with easy availability and booking features.

    We just launched it and are loving the update!

    DEMA Exhibit and Seminar

    See you at DEMA 2016!

    We will be in our exhibit booth and offering a special seminar on Thursday and Friday in room S-205 at 11:00AM for 45 minutes talking about our new combination deal with Palau:

    • 7 nights / 13 dives with Palau Diving Adventures and your choice of 6 different hotels in Palau

    • 7 nights / 10 dives at the Manta Ray Bay Resort in Yap and your choice of 3 different room types

    • Two-week packages from $2,347* per diver

    Parting Shot...

    A Texas redneck was stopped by a game warden in eastern Texas recently with two ice chests of fish, leaving a river well known for its fishing.

    The game warden asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?"

    "Naw, my friend, I ain't got no license. These here are my pet fish."

    "Pet fish?"

    "Yep. Every night I take these fish down to the river and let 'em swim 'round for a while. Then I whistle and they jump right back into this ice chest and I take 'em home."

    "That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that!"

    The redneck looked at the game warden for a moment and then said, "It's the truth. I'll show you. It really works."

    "Okay, I've GOT to see this!"

    The redneck poured the fish into the river and stood and waited.

    After several minutes, the game warden turned to him and said, "Well?"

    "Well, what?" said the redneck.

    "When are you going to call them back?"

    "Call who back?"

    "The FISH!"

    "What fish?"

    We in Texas may not be as smart as some, but we aren't as dumb as most.

    All that's missing is you....

    The next big thing: Manta Mating Season!

    The next cultural festivals will be Canoe Fest in December 3rd and Yap Days next March 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

    We have been experiencing the year's best conditions with daily big animals and calm seas.

    You know you want to be here!

    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 most dive packages in 2016 & 2017 with the exception of Yap Day weeks.

    more info >
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