With its giant stone money, grass skirts, and traditional men’s houses, Yap is a land steeped in ancient traditions & fascinating legends, with one of the most distinctive cultures in the Pacific.
Yap is possibly the most intriguing island in Micronesia. Almost completely encircled by a fringing reef, providing a backdrop for some of the most colourful and diverse marine and coral life in Micronesia, Yap offers a whole range of diving, from drop-offs, gentle slopes and channel drifts, to the protected confines of Colonia harbour, from where most dive sites are less than 30 minutes away.
Yap is also the world’s foremost destination for seeing manta rays up close and personal; nowhere else on earth are they seen on a consistent basis year round – a fact that has catapulted Yap to the top of lists of the finest diving attractions in the world. Yap is also excellent for snorkellers, with the reefs starting close to the surface.
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