Manta Ray Bay Resort
1-800-DIVE-YAP (1-800-348-3927)

Reservations & Availability

Micronesia is NOW open to tourism! We are OPEN!!

To inquire about future travel to Yap, please fill out our inquiry form below so we can offer you personalized service.

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    Special Events & Regional Partners

    Palau + Yap

    The Best of Micronesia – Experience a week on each island and the best diving in the region. 7 nights / 13 dives with Palau Diving Adventures and your choice of hotels in Palau. 7 nights / 10 dives at the Manta Ray Bay Resort in Yap and your choice of 3 different room types.

    Dates: Year-Round!

    Learn more about Palau + Yap

    Yap Day

    Yap Day Dance, Yap, Micronesia, Manta Ray Bay Resort

    March 1st and 2nd are Yap Day (this year celebrations are February 29 and March 1st, 2024), the island’s day to celebrate everything Yapese – culture, tradition, food, family, community… and scuba diving. It’s the most colorful day of the year with traditional dances, crafts, tattoos, competitions, and demonstrations in ceremonial dress. It’s also the peak of the manta ray mating season when trains of mantas take over the lagoon and dance in courtship.

    Celebration Dates: March 1st – 2en, 2025

    Learn more about Yap Day

    MantaFest Photo School & Photography Contest

    Join our two-week photo/video school with classes and one-on-one training by a panel of international pro photographers with special photographic dive plans and cultural excursions as well as an all-level image contest with $20,000 in prizes given away!

    Dates: August 24th – September 8th

    Learn more about MantFest


    Each night, we’ll explore the water over the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean, the “Yap Trench”, that reaches depths of over 9,000 meters. Discover exotic creatures of the deep blue sea that are rarely seen and experience their sighting in their natural habitat. This exceptional experience will change your outlook of the ocean’s wonders and will give you an up-close insight of her dark secrets.

    Dates: September 7th – 15th

    Learn more about BlackwaterFest

    Philippines + Yap

    Dive the Best of Micronesia and the Philippines in one vacation! Experience Anilao, Philippines, and Yap in a combination dive package with special flight rates through us. We created a very special combination package that offers the best of the West Pacific and Coral Triangle. Enjoy the luxury at Aiyanar Resort in Anilao, Philippines, and a week in Yap.

    Dates: Year-Round!

    Learn more about Yap + Philippines

    Ocean Hunter Palau + Yap

    Combine a week on the Ocean Hunter with a week in Yap for an exclusive Micronesia diving experience. Liveaboard diving in Palau puts you on the best dive sites when there are the fewest people; first thing in the morning before any of the land-based operations have even left the dock, and again in the afternoon. Guaranteed big animals, clear water, schools of fish, healthy reefs, and an exclusive diving experience at uncrowded sites.

    Dates: Year-Round!

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    Siren Fleet or Master Liveaboard + Yap

    Combine Yap and any Siren or Master Fleet trip and get at least a 10% discount – book through us or with Siren.

    Dates: Year-Round!

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    Manta Ray Mating Season

    Wintertime is the right time for seeing our mantas in groups dancing over the reef. Mating behavior is the most exciting to watch, females have would-be courting partners training behind them in shallow water at a protected dive site.

    Dates: December through April

    1-800-DIVE-YAP (1-800-348-3927)