Vertigo is on the west side of the island, and the boat ride takes about 25 minutes. The reef at Vertigo drops from about 5 meters to 15 meters depth, where the soft slope turns into a wall. In about 45 meters, the wall continues in another soft acclivity.
Two huge channels, maybe 300m apart, cut through the reef, almost like river beds.
Visibility is extremely good (up to 50m!) and the water is filled with grey reef and blacktip reef sharks.
During our dives at Vertigo, we saw up to 45 sharks up close.
Yap Divers (Manta Ray Bay Hotel) and Yap Pacific Divers (Yap Pacific Dive Resort) offer shark feeding dives at Vertigo which make it possible to experience sharks up close and personal.
Yap Pacific Divers offers a shark education program called YAP SHARK ACADEMY which is worth experiencing