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Cabbage Patch

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Location: About 60 minutes by speedboat in northwestern direction from Yap Pacific Divers. Way leads through German Channel.

Yap IslandTopography: On Cabbage Patch the reef makes a little step, a mini wall, from the main reef plateau in 15 ft. (5 m) down to roughly 40 ft. (12 m) - from there on a long reef slope goes all the way down to 90 ft. (27 m) – after the long slope a drop off to over 200 ft. (60 m). The southern part of the dive site starts with a step dropping from 15 ft. (5 m) to 70 ft. (21 m), before the drop off falls to over 200 ft. (60 m).

Points of Interest: Little caves, big blocks of coral heads, patches of cabbage corals, turtles, sharks, barracudas, bumphead parrot fish, napoleon fish, snappers, any kind of reef fish. 

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

The Route: Drift dive from north to south on rising tide. The dive starts in about 80 ft. (25 m) with reef on the left shoulder. Multilevel dive along the wall and reef; after a safety stop ascend to the surface close to the wall on our guide’s surface marker buoy. 

Difficulty: Open Water/Advanced Open Water

Best time: All around the year, high tide

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Cherry Blossom

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Location: About 60 minutes by speedboat in northwestern direction from Yap Pacific Divers. Way leads through German Channel.

Yap IslandTopography: Cherry Blossom is the combination of slopes at the shallow part of the reef 15-20 ft. (5-6 m) and 3 consecutive drop offs dropping down to over 200 ft. (60 m). 

Yap IslandPoints of Interest: Three very impressive walls, huge structures, Turtles, Sharks, Barracudas, Bumphead Parrot Fish, Napoleon Fish, Snappers, any kind of reef fish. 

Yap IslandCurrent: Depending on moon, tide and weather conditions. Current fro zero to slow.

The Route: Drift dive from south to north on rising tide. The dive starts in about 80 ft. (25 m). Multilevel dive along the walls. After a safety stop ascend to the surface close to the wall on our guide’s surface marker buoy. 

Yap IslandDifficulty: Open Water/Advanced Open Water

Best time: All around the year, high tide

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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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Turtle Cove

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Location: About 45 minutes by speedboat in northwestern direction from Yap Pacific Divers. Way leads through German Channel.

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Topography: The reef structure looks almost like a hammer including handle, reaching out from the main reef on the west side of the island. The hammer is the northern end of the dive site. The reef slopes from 10 ft. (3 m) to about 100 ft. (30 m). The reef top is a flat plateau – from there the reef slopes until a sandy bottom in 100 ft. (30 m).

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Points of Interest: Turtles, Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Barracudas, any kind of reef fish. The shallow reef is home to a big variety of small reef fish. Very big areas of the shallow reef are overgrown with huge table corals.

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

The Route: Drift dive from either south to north, or the opposite way, depending on the current. The dive starts in about 65-90 ft. (20-30 m). Multilevel dive along the slopes inside the “bay” built by main reef and hammer. After a safety stop ascend to the surface close to the reef on our guide’s surface marker buoy. 

Difficulty: Open Water/Advanced Open Water

Best time: All around the year, high tide

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