Manta Mania in Yap

Join a manta ray conservation party on an upgraded luxury vacation package at Manta Ray Bay Resort. Yap is one of several research sites with Manta Trust – for one week leading manta ray and shark scientists will host a “hands-on” citizen science field research symposium and media event.

This is a rare opportunity for divers to dive with manta rays together with the scientists who study them. This event is planned during manta mating season, the most active time of year where close interaction with multiple animals is nearly assured. During the day you’ll dive with mantas and over the pristine reefs surrounding Yap. In the afternoon you’ll attend workshops to learn about megafauna and in the evening, you get to see pictures of these amazing animals. Not only will you be learning about mantas but also their very close relatives the mobula, sharks and other marine mammals. We hope everyone will come away from this experience awed by the ocean and its creatures with a deep appreciation for Yap and love for its people and culture.”

Feb 9-16, 2019

Price: starting at $1999

The upgraded vacation package includes 16 tanks with daily extended research diving at manta ray sites as well as all three specialties; shark feed, mating mandarin fish and night dives at a special one-time rate starting at $1,999 in a standard room. Ocean view and deluxe suites available.