Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers

Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers

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Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers named #1 Value Resort

Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
Frontline workers honoured with free dive trip to Yap

Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers honour the heroes of this devastating, historic time with a well-deserved dive vacation.

Yap’s premier dive resort announces grand re-opening specials

The award-winning Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers on the remote Micronesian island of Yap is preparing to make those dreams come true once again.

It is New Year’s Eve and a few hours ago it became the year 2021, I am a front line registered nurse and I have been on the front lines in New York Los Angeles and Houston Texas since March of this year. I just received a beautiful gift from Manta Ray Bay a week vacation when you guys finally open you chose 20 Frontline workers and I happen to be one of them I am so excited and grateful for this well needed vacation when the time comes. Thank you again so much for recognizing our sacrifice it is our pleasure to serve you had to help the community to get this devastating virus under! God bless and stay safe!🐠🐡🐟🐬🦈🐋
We enjoy hearing from our friends at some of our favorite resorts regarding how they are doing with COVID-19. Here's a nice update from the Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
Check out some sights and scenes from Manta Fest 2019:

And finally, time to see the winners and hand out all the prizes!!!
Your 2019 Judges!!!!
Well, we all miss Manta Fest and it would have started tomorrow (but will not thanks to COVID) so here's some shots from last year!!!
Mogethin! We produced the first-ever educational videos on traditional Carolinian navigation. It would be great if you could promote this on your page. Kammagar!
https://bit.ly/2BZ7G2a
🇫🇲 🛩️🛩️ 🇫🇲 CORONA-BUCHUNGSBEDINGUNGEN YAP 🇫🇲 🛩️🛩️ 🇫🇲

TRAUM-TAUCHURLAUB auf YAP? – Jetzt zu absoluten Corona-Sonderkonditionen!!!

+++SUPER-YAP-SPECIAL+++

🆕 Kostenloses Upgrade auf die nächsthöhere Zimmerkategorie
🆓 Kostenloses Biertasting in der hauseigenen Brauerei
🆓 Kostenlose Stornierung bis 30 Tage vor Anreise
🆓 Kostenlose Umbuchung bis 5 Tage vor Anreise
🆓 Bei Stornierung aufgrund von höherer Gewalt (z.B. Corona-Reisebeschränkungen) Geld-zurück-Garantie
🆓 0 % Anzahlung, Zahlung bis 30 Tage vor Reisebeginn

Diese Sonder-Konditionen gelten für alle Reisen zum Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers bei Buchung bis zum 01.09.20

https://www.belugareisen.de/tauchreiseziele/australienozeanien/yap.html

Videocredit: Andy Schuhmacher

Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers is Yap Island's original and only dedicated dive facility with 3

Keeping traditional Micronesian canoe carving alive: modern tools based on ancient designs 06/04/2022

Keeping traditional Micronesian canoe carving alive: modern tools based on ancient designs

Interesting article by Joyce McClure on traditional canoe carving as it is still practiced on our beautiful island.

https://japan.stripes.com/travel/keeping-traditional-micronesian-canoe-carving-alive-modern-tools-based-ancient-designs

Thank you Stars and Stripes for your continuous support by publishing articles about Yap and its unique culture.

Keeping traditional Micronesian canoe carving alive: modern tools based on ancient designs The outrigger canoes of the western Pacific islands of Yap are famous for their speed, performance and seaworthiness.

There’s nothing soft about hard times – Bill’s update #15 - Manta Ray Bay Resort - %Yap, Micronesia 31/03/2022

There’s nothing soft about hard times – Bill’s update #15 - Manta Ray Bay Resort - %Yap, Micronesia

Bill's latest blog is live!

https://www.mantaray.com/theres-nothing-soft-about-hard-times-bills-update-15/

There’s nothing soft about hard times – Bill’s update #15 - Manta Ray Bay Resort - %Yap, Micronesia Folks, I am not complaining at all. Despite all the setbacks and challenges, I consider myself a lucky man. In late November 2021, Patricia and I underwent surgery for her to receive one of my kidneys and we are still in the Philippines. She is doing really well and we are hoping to be approved for....

Getting Starting in Underwater Photography - What I Wish I Knew 19/03/2022

Getting Starting in Underwater Photography - What I Wish I Knew

Learn the tricks and tips from our friend Steve Miller that will help you to get the most out of your underwater photography hobby.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW8az7xa8T8

Thank you Ikelite Underwater Systems for this great interview.

Getting Starting in Underwater Photography - What I Wish I Knew Meet Steve Miller, photographer and Ikelite Ambassador. In this segment, Steve talks about some of the things he wishes he knew when starting underwater phot...

16/03/2022

We were very happy to have an FSM Government delegation as our guests earlier this month. Although the country is still closed for international visitors, travel within the FSM states is possible and happening.

The delegation included President Panuelo who told us:

“Regardless of what you come to Yap for, the Manta Ray Bay Resort has everything you could possibly expect from a first-class dive resort.”

Needless to say, we are very proud of President Panuelo's remarks on Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers.

Picture: His Excellency David W. Panuelo - President of the Federated States of Micronesia together with Numie Acker

Office of the President, Federated States of Micronesia

25/02/2022

With Yap Day around the corner, we thought we would share this article by Joyce McClure on the art of traditional weaving. Both Yap proper and the outer island atolls have their own weaving traditions that go back centuries.

https://guam.stripes.com/travel/exploring-yap-loom-saving-traditional-pacific-island-weaving-extinction

Thank you Pacific Stars and Stripes and Pacific Island Times for sharing those great stories about Yap with your readers!

Picture by Theodore Simon taken during the 2018 Yap Day events.

04/02/2022

This time not about Yap, but since it involves our friends David Fleetham & Tim Rock, we would like to share some articles published by Peter Rowlands on https://www.uwpmag.com/.

Download issue UwP124, for free, to read the interview with David and the recently published book by David & Tim.

Don't forget to order "The 50 Best Dives in Hawaii: The Ultimate Guide to the Essential Sites" via https://www.amazon.com/50-Best-Dives-Hawaii-Essential/dp/B08BF14JBL

30/01/2022

We are looking for a (boat) mechanic - using mainly Yahama outboard engines - who wants to change his/her lifestyle by moving to a remote island in the Western Pacific.

This is not a location where (new) spare parts are readily available, so you must be able to perform small miracles, overhaul engines and work with limited (on-island) resources.

Besides the challenges on the work floor, you must have the ability to live in a small community and adjust to a different culture. Being a scuba diver would certainly make things easier, but it's not mandatory.

Have a look at www.mantaray.com and for those that are seriously interested, please send your resume to email Ruud van Baal via [email protected].

15/01/2022

In the spotlight - our good friend Frank Schneider

4th part of putting "our" photo pros in the spotlight series.

Check out Frank's amazing images on https://www.mantaray.com/frank-schneider/ while visiting http://www.divingeurope.de/ and http://www.diving7seas.de/ is certainly worthwhile to discover more of his work.

Yap Micronesia: The Site Where WWII Ended 08/01/2022

Yap Micronesia: The Site Where WWII Ended

Diving, Culture, Nature, Hiking, Relaxing & History are a few reasons to visit our beautiful island.

The role of Yap in WWII history might be unknown for many of us.

Read Joyce McClure's latest article in Go World Travel Magazine.

https://www.goworldtravel.com/yap-micronesia/?fbclid=IwAR2NyPpTRRXp14bv5jM0CNNrMgSYRfgqLrsdTsuoaNa0bFj13UOD-WsPPMg

Yap Micronesia: The Site Where WWII Ended Learn about Yap, Micronesia which consists of many islands and islets and was the site of battles between US and Japan and the end of WWII.

29/12/2021

What are you doing this New Year’s Eve?

Read it all in Bill’s Update #14!!

https://www.mantaray.com/blog/

22/12/2021

Pictures & Music speak so much more than words!

Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers updated their address. 08/12/2021

Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers updated their address.

Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers updated their address.

03/12/2021

We are an Official Nominee for the 2021 Gay Travel Awards in the Hotel-Value category and need your support to win. All it takes is 1 minute to cast your vote. Voting is officially open on November 29th and will remain open through December 26, 2021.

The Gay Travel Awards support and promote LGBTQ+ travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding select organizations that exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness and hospitality excellence.

Click here to vote and have a chance to win great gifts:

https://gaytravelawards.com/vote/value-hotel/

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26/11/2021

Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers

It's that time of year again where you wish you were on vacation. So to help ease the stress, get your gifting list done with a bag of goodies for everyone!

Happy Holidays to all our friends near and far!!

Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers is Yap Island's original and only dedicated dive facility with 35 rooms, 9 boats, restaurant, bar / brewery and spa.

www.mantaray.com

Hi, Happy Thanksgiving from your favorite dive resort! 24/11/2021

Hi, Happy Thanksgiving from your favorite dive resort!

https://conta.cc/3HR48MQ

Hi, Happy Thanksgiving from your favorite dive resort! ‌ ‌ ‌

13/11/2021

Happy & Proud that we have been named #1 in the category "Value of Resort" in the Pacific-/Indian region by the readers of Scuba Diving Magazine.

But there's more. We also have been voted in the top 10, in 8 other categories.

Since the votes are a combination of 2020, 2021, and 2022 surveys, we feel more than before determined, to come back even better once our beautiful island is open again for incoming tourism.

Thank you all, who cast their votes for us this and previous years!

For all and detailed results please visit https://emagazines.com/library?plid=46&elt=17587716-49e2-4487-ba41-bc2f05fcf289

05/11/2021

In the spotlight - Andy Schumacher

3rd part of putting "our" photo pro's/videographers in the spotlight-serie.

Check out Andy's great work on https://www.mantaray.com/photo-pro-galleries/, but don't forget to watch his amazing videos on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT6Oq9bO3e6rjYtLOksMe6g

28/10/2021

Snorkeling with Sharks!

22/10/2021

In the spotlight - Steven Miller

2nd part of putting "our" photo/videographers in the spotlight-serie.

Check out Steven's amazing shots on https://www.mantaray.com/steven-miller/

12/10/2021

Have you been wondering how our staff have been holding up during the pandemic? Here's a message from Terencia 'Erin', to all her friends around the world.

07/10/2021

In the spotlight - David Fleetham

It's time to put "our" photo/videographers in the spotlight.

Check out David's amazing shots on https://www.mantaray.com/photo-pro-galleries/david-fleetham/.

24/09/2021

It's Friday again, so let your weekend start with reading Bill's latest blog "Only Time Will Tell".

Enjoy

https://www.mantaray.com/blog/

Picture by Frank Schneider

Photos from Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers's post 21/09/2021

Smile! Even the most diverse in nature can co-exist, which is a beauty in itself...

Photos from Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers's post 14/09/2021

Row row row your boat gently thru the sea, merrily merrily merrily merrily your heart will feel reprieve...

07/09/2021

If Yap is your 'home away from home', then it will still feel like home after a long time away. Even 76 years has not changed the beauty of the island nor it's welcoming enigma. Yap - A forever beauty!

05/09/2021

Just in 2 hours or so, we can enjoy a beautiful sunset again here on Yap.

What are you doing today? Let us know. We miss you all!

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Manta Rays Underwater Camera Settings and Technique 29/08/2021

Manta Rays Underwater Camera Settings and Technique

Great article by our friend Steve Miller in Ikelite Underwater Systems' blog. Get ready for your next dive trip to Yap and learn from the best to improve your U/W Photography skills.

https://www.ikelite.com/blogs/cheat-sheets/manta-rays-underwater-camera-settings-and-technique?mc_cid=319d97376f&mc_eid=fac29369b1

Manta Rays Underwater Camera Settings and Technique Manta Rays are among the largest and smartest animals in the ocean. Their brain to body mass ratio is one of the highest of any living fish and they've even been shown to pass the mirror self-recognition test (MSR). Reaching sizes of up to 29 feet (8.8m), they're undoubtedly one of the more spectacu...

24/08/2021

Imagine....

10/08/2021

The beauty of living in the tropics is having the world's biggest swimming pool to play in, and the best part is sharing its wonders with our children....

Readers' Choice Awards - Enter And Win! | Scuba Diver Mag 01/08/2021

Readers' Choice Awards - Enter And Win! | Scuba Diver Mag

Scuba Diver magazine is launching the Readers Choice Awards, and the results will appear in the Ultimate Diver’s Guide. This gives you the opportunity to let the world know how much you like Yap and Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers.

Help us, telling divers worldwide that every diver should visit our beautiful island at least once in their lifetime. Vote for us by following the link below. You can also win some great prizes when casting your vote!

https://www.scubadivermag.com/readers-choice-awards-enter-and-win/

Readers' Choice Awards - Enter And Win! | Scuba Diver Mag Facebook Comments

27/07/2021

Who says small things can't amaze?

16/07/2021

Curious where Bill likes to be............?

Check out our latest blog.

https://www.mantaray.com/blog/

Picture Andy Schumacher

03/07/2021

Yes, diving is our passion, but also non-divers of all ages will have the time of their life when staying with us. Ready for your next family vacation?

Pictures by Frank Schneider (https://joom.ag/sina) & Daniel Brinckmann

Book Review: 101 Tips for Underwater Photographers 27/06/2021

Book Review: 101 Tips for Underwater Photographers

Get ready for the 2022 MantaFest Photo School by reading Jean Rydbergerg's review of Marty Snydermans latest book on Underwater Photography.

Ikelite Underwater Systems

https://www.ikelite.com/blogs/reviews/book-review-101-tips-for-underwater-photographers?mc_cid=3621b532f4&mc_eid=fac29369b1

Book Review: 101 Tips for Underwater Photographers By Jean Rydberg When a photographer like Marty Snyderman is giving up photo advice, it’s a good idea to start taking notes. Only a select few in our field are as accomplished as Marty or have been doing it professionally for long. Even fewer can be bothered to take their precious time to give you ...

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