YapFantastic diving and ancient traditions
Tailor-made holidays to Yap
Situated just 9 degrees above the Equator, Yap surrounded by nearly 90 miles of barrier reef. Famous for its resident manta rays, these islands are steeped in local history and traditions. Originally called the ‘Island of Stone Money’ you can still see the huge stone discs around the islands; these are still used today for major transactions between villagers.
Today, divers are drawn to this tropical paradise the year round for manta ray experience, sharks, reefs and walls. With a choice of over 35 known dive sites and fewer than 100 hotel rooms on the entire Island, you are almost certain to be the only divers at your dive site; a truly personal experience.
A trip to Micronesia is only complete with a visit to explore the wonders of Yap, above and below the water.
You’ll want to know…
- With over 30 known dive sites and very few divers, it’s likely you will be the only ones at your dive site.
- Mi’l Channel is more than the ‘home of mantas’; it’s classified as one of the top dive destinations in the world.
- Encounters with grey reef, blacktip and whitetip reef sharks are an ‘almost’ guarantee.
- Critter diving! And here the diversity of the smaller reef inhabitants never ceases to surprise guests.
Flights & Transfers
The most convenient and direct route is via Manila with onwards flights to Yap via Guam. Total flight time is approximately 24-27 hours and we highly recommend breaking your journey in Manila.
There are several airlines offering good deals to Manila including Etihad, Emirates and Cathay Pacific, all with generous baggage allowances. Flights from Manila to Yap are operated by United Airlines via Guam on a weekly Saturday service.
With regular flights, Yap is well placed to offer excellent combination opportunities with both Truk and Palau; speak to us for more details and advice.
Transfers within Yap take approximately 30 minutes.