Yap’s big animal diving is complimented with diverse reef life, and especially a smaller side, critter diving. Critter diving can be in a day’s dive plan year-round. We have both inner lagoon macro dive sites as well as outer reef macro diving. Photographers are pleased with the quality of Yap’s subjects and shooting environments.
Every sunset the reef’s most colorful fish mate. Yap is home to many of the region’s more charismatic critters like mandarinfish, for example, of which there is a specific subspecies that only lives here.
Other typical marine life encounters include turtles, cuttlefish, eagle rays, and big fish. Yap’s barrier reef consists of hundreds of types of hard coral and where the currents hit you’ll find a living mixture of whips, sponges, and blooming soft corals.