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    Here you can keep up-to-date with the latest events, trips, news, and everything else going on at The Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers.

    WWII Memorial to be dedicated on Pacific Island of Yap

    Posted by on June 15, 2010
    WWII Memorial to be dedicated on Pacific Island of Yap Yap Island, FSM, June 12th, 2010:  The Yap Visitors Bureau (YVB) and the Missing Air Crew Project (MACP) announce the dedication of one of the most unique World War II memorials in the Pacific. The newly constructed site displays the wreckage of a plane flown...

    Missing Air Crew Project – July 18-28, 2010

    Posted by on May 19, 2010
    Pat Ranfranz started researching his uncle's (T/Sgt John R. McCullough) downed aircraft almost 25 years ago while in college. First traveling to Yap in 2005 to find his uncle's missing plane, Pat has researched, located and documented numerous other missing American planes lost over Yap during the war. The Missing Air Crew Project is thrilled...

    MANTA FEST – Unterwasserfoto-Festival unter Haien und Mantas (4.-14. September)

    Posted by on April 28, 2010
    Mantas, Barrakudas, Schildkröten, Herden von Büffelkopf-Papageifischen, Mandarinfisch-Mating und nicht zuletzt auch hautnahe Begegnungen mit verschiedenen Hai-Arten in kristallklarem Wasser machen die mikronesische Insel Yap zu einem Traumziel für Fotografen und Filmer. Vom 4. bis zum 14. September veranstalten Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers zum vierten Mal in Folge das Shoot-Out „Manta Fest“. Zu...

    Vertigo, one of Yap’s best Dive Sites?

    Posted by on April 28, 2010
    Every diver will have their favorite dive site or most memorable dive.  But being as fortunate as I am to be working at the Manta Ray Bay Resort here in Yap, I feel I am spoiled for choice.  But still, as spoiled as I am, I still have my favorite dive site.  And for me...

    A Magical Day in Micronesia

    Posted by on April 26, 2010
    My name is Valerie Acker Sullivan and I am a dive guide in training at my family's dedicated dive resort - the Manta Ray Bay. Today marked my 10th diving expedition as a member of the Yap Divers' Crew and we were scheduled for an all day 3 tank dive.  Our boat driver was John...

    Bill Acker’s Scuba Safari heads to Yap’s Yap Caverns!

    Posted by on April 13, 2010
    Last Thursday saw Popou full with another group of intrepid divers heading out with Bill to explore some wonderful dive sites in Yap.  This trip out we headed to the south of the island to two of my favorite dive sites, namely Yap Caverns and Cabbage Patch. The visibility was excellent at the Yap Caverns...

    Peter Schneider – Manta Visions’ New Photo Pro

    Posted by on April 13, 2010
    Peter Schneider, originally from Berlin, Germany is our new Manta Visions Video  & Photo Pro.  Peter is  a true professional in his field having worked for 12 years in German television, before  moving  to French Polynesia to create his own company - Underwatercam.  In the 9 years he lived and worked  on the atoll of...

    Manta Fest 2010…Yap, Micronesia

    Posted by on April 1, 2010
    Each September the Manta Ray Bay hosts an exciting event called Manta Fest.  This year will be our fourth year running and will run from Sept 4 – 14. We host Manta Fest each year with one simple aim.  That is for people who have a love of the sea and the life it supports...

    Trader Jack Cooper

    Posted by on March 29, 2010
    On Thursday night, Patricia, Greg Wilson and I were treated to a very memorable, and rare, occasion.  We were invited to dinner at the private home of Trader Jack Cooper, perhaps the most famous publican in the South Pacific. We first met Jack at his restaurant and bar over coffee one morning and then visited...

    St. Patrick’s Day As Celebrated In Rarotonga

    Posted by on March 20, 2010
    Bill Acker & his wife Patricia met up with several Canadian friends of Greg Wilson for dinner and drinks to celebrate St. Patrick's day. Music was provided by Wally Duff and Ian Wheeldon on the guitar with Greg Wilson singing along. It was a greaqt time all around and oh by the way, it was...

    Yap Divers meets Cook Island Divers

    Posted by on March 20, 2010
    Patricia and I have arrived in the Cook Islands where we are staying with local legendary dive pioneer Greg Wilson, owner and manager of Cook Island Divers.  Greg has been a close personal friend for a number of years and has been to Yap over a dozen times.  Believe it or not, this is the...

    Bill Acker Hosts TV Crew for Yap’s Mantas

    Posted by on March 11, 2010
    Manta Ray Bay has often been the base for film crews.  We have just finished hosting an Australian TV crew called Kaufmann Productions .  They were here as part of a larger filming project which is concentrating on the four main manta hotspots around the globe, namely, Mexico, Maldives, Australia and of course Yap.  Yap...
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