Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
From the Helm A Few Reasons to Bucket List Manta Ray Bay
May 2015

Yap's undeveloped setting and unique culture create the perfect venue for the first annual citizen science and eco-tourism symposium. See how Manta Ray Bay Resort is evolving:

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  • Yap, Palau & Chuuk packages
  • Help spread the word about Yap
  • Special Wood Art
  • Celebrating 30 years of Diving in Yap
  • Typhoon Maysak Relief - Yap Outer Islands
  • It's that time of year again!

  • Yap, Palau & Chuuk packages
    Christian Redl and Bill Acker at DEMA

    Add Yap to Palau and Chuuk dive vacations - we offer special group itineraries and pricing. Dive shop owners and group leaders can create the Best of Micronesia experience offering multiple islands, cultures and diving environments.

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    Special Wood Art

    I am announcing a very special wood art opportunity from a good friend of mine who was our head Chef for years. Some of you may remember him, Bill Munn.

    Anyone who would be interested in a unique, custom made wood sculpture, please visit or contact him directly at

    Celebrating 30 years of Diving in Yap

    Mingle and dive with some of "The Legends and Pioneers" of diving in this rare opportunity at Manta Ray Bay in Yap, Micronesia.

    Join International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame divers; Bill Acker, owner of Manta Ray Bay & Yap Divers, Geri Murphy, underwater photographer and diving journalist, Ernest Brooks II, photographer, educator and ambassador of the diving industry and Leslie Learney expedition leader and co-founder of the Historical Diving Society - USA for an amazing diving opportunity in Yap.

    Where: Yap - Manta Ray Bay Hotel & Yap Divers

    Dates: 13 - 20 June 2015

    Cost: $1,419.00

    Includes: Accommodation for 7 nights in a standard room, 10 dives with tanks, weights, morning wakeup call with coffee or tea, breakfast, WiFi, round trip airport transfers.

    Typhoon Maysak Relief - Yap Outer Islands

    Super Typhoon Maysack missed us here in Yap proper, however passed directly over Ulithi Atoll, Fais and several other remote outer islands. The damage assessment was 100% across the board - structure, power, water supply, crops, community houses, school and homes are all lost.

    A private fund raising effort has been helping bring tools to the people in order to build shade, temporary shelters and dig out of the super storm's mess.

    Click here for a complete timeline of the storm's impact on Ulithi Atoll with aerial photography and a ground survey of each island.

    It's that time of year again!

    We enter the season of calm seas, sunny days and the clearest water until mid November. If you're thinking of a holiday in Yap, now's a good time to plan as we are typically filling up in the Fall.

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