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Snorkeling Yap Island

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Yap Island has a lot to offer in terms of snorkeling. It is one of the only places in the world where you can snorkel with manta rays in shallow water. Manta rays tend to stay at about 5 meters depth.

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Yap Island - Big Bend

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Big Bend - Stone Coral Gardens

Big Bend, an endless stone coral garden.

Big Bend lies to the west side of the island, an approximate 55-minute boat ride from Colonia. It is named after the big bend the barrier reef makes at the site.

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Lionfish Wall

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Located an approximate 45 minute boat ride from Colonia at the southernmost tip of the island’s barrier reef, a wall drops from about 5 meters down to roughly 55 meters where the reef starts to slope out softly.

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Yellow Wall

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Yellow Wall - A Stunning Wall Dive

Yellow Wall is located to the island’s west side, an approximate 40 minute boat ride from Colonia. The reef slopes from the breakers all the way down to about 12-15 meters. At this depth, the reef turns into a wall, dropping to over 45 meters.

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Landing Pad - Manta Ray Heaven

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The Manta Ray Heaven

This shallow oval reef extension is located at the latter part of the Miil Channel, an approximate 20 minute boat ride from Colonia.

The 5-meter-deep reef top is home to lots of cleaner wrasses, which are good friends with the huge Pacific Manta Ray.

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Vertigo - Yap Island

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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.

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