Yap Corner


Location: About 30 minutes by speedboat in northwestern direction from Yap Pacific Divers. Way leads through German Channel.

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Topography: Yap Corner is northern corner of Mill Channel. The northern part of Yap Corner is a wall, which drops from 15ft. (5 m) down to over 200 ft. (60 m). The corner itself starts in about 15 ft. (5 m) to slope down to 30 ft. (10 m) after a small plateau it slopes to 70ft. (21 m) and finally to 130 ft. (40 m), where the hard coral formation ends on a sandy bottom. The eastern part of Yap Corner is a straight wall, which leads into Mill Channel – depth 130 ft. (40 m) to 98 ft. (30 m). Here in about 98 ft. (30 m) depth a big coral formation on the bottom.

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Points of Interest: Aside from Manta Rays coming around the corner, going in to Mill Channel, schools of Barracudas, Grey Reef Sharks, Snappers, Turtles and the possibility to see pelagic sharks.

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Current: Depending on moon, tide and weather conditions. 

The Route: Drift Dive which starts on the northern wall of the corner in about 70-80 ft. (21-24 m) depth – as multilevel dive leading around the corner into the channel. Ascend after a safety stop close to the wall, around our guide’s safety buoy, or a set buoy inside Mill Channel on the northern side of Mill.

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Difficulty: Open Water/Advanced Open Water

Best time: All around the year, high tide

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