Sunset Reef

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Location: About 50 minutes by speedboat in northwestern direction from Yap Pacific Divers. Way leads through German Channel.

Yap Island

Topography: Sunset Reef is the southern corner of Gaetmoqon Channel a marine protected area. The reef slopes from the main reef in 15 ft. (5 m) down to roughly 60 ft. (18 m) – from there on the reef turn into a wall, dropping to over 200 ft. (60 m) depth. 

Yap Island

Points of Interest: Turtles, Sharks, Barracudas, Bumphead Parrot Fish, Napoleon Fish, Snappers, any kind of reef fish. 

Yap island

Current: Depending on moon, tide and weather conditions. Current from zero to slow;

The Route: Drift dive from mainly south to north on rising tide. The dive starts in about 65-82 ft. (20-25 m) with reef on the right shoulder. Multilevel dive along the wall and reef top; after a safety stop ascend to the surface close to the wall on our guide’s surface marker buoy. 

Yap Island

Difficulty: Open Water/Advanced Open Water

Best time: All around the year, high tide

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A Photo Guide to Yap Island

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You may be interested in my iBook - A Photo Guide to Yap Island - I wrote this guide book as a marketing tool and contribution to Yap’s tourism development in 2012/13 and it’s available free of charge at Apple iBook Stores in 54 countries.

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Orca Alarm

Published in Diving

It happened in March 2013.

After the day’s first dive we sat at the mooring at Yap Caverns, had coffee and cake as our dive master Mike suddenly saw something quite far away – he shouted out “Pilot Whales!”.

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Yap Tour - Day 1

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Day 1 - World War II and Stone Money Banks

This is the story of 10 Japanese explorers who ventured out to explore the pristine Island of Yap, an island famous for its traditions and natural beauty.

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