WHAT TO DO IN YAPTHE COMPLETE GUIDE TO DIVING AND MORE
Almost all visitors to Yap will come for diving and, in particular, for the mantas. As one of the top manta diving destinations in the world, Yap provides almost guaranteed sightings in the calm and easy waters inside the reef.
Boat rides to the manta point are a short 15-20 minutes through mangroves and quiet waters and the sightings happen just above you so it is a good place for the most novice of divers.
Despite diving, which is the number one and exclusive reason most of the 4,500 visitors come to Yap, the island is well known in Micronesia for being the most mystical and culturally rich of the four states. Stone money and bare chested women roaming the streets are a fascinating reminder of Micronesia’s tribal past.