Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Federated States of Micronesia
Ready to check out the best sites in Federated States of Micronesia for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 30 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Federated States of Micronesia to suit your needs.
#1 - Yubai Maru
The Yubai Maru was a 3,217 tons vessel. She sunk February 16th, 1944. This 93 meters long wreck lies on her port side. South-Eastern tip of Fefan Island Yubai Maru is also known as Yubae Maru.
#2 - IJN Fumitsuki
The Fumitsuki destroyer was a 1772 tons Japaneese destroyer. It is 97 meters long. North of Udot Island IJN Fumitsuki is also known as Fumitzuki, Fumitsuki Maru.
#4 - Kiyosumi Maru
450 foot, 8600 ton Merchant Cruiser, lying on port side Dive from a live-aboard or shore based dive boat
#6 - Shinkoku Maru
10,000 ton, 500 foot Tanker (Oiler) Live aboard or shore based dive boat
#9 - Vertigo
A nice spot in Yap for all kind of sharks. Vertigo is also known as Fanif Wall.
#10 - Sunrise Reef
Sunrise Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Micronesia, Yap which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#11 - 1:2
1:2 is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Micronesia, Yap which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#12 - Peelack Channel
One of our favorites, Peelack offers a little bit of everything. Hard and soft corals, schools of fish, sharks, turtles, eagle rays, mantas, leopard sharks, stingrays, lobsters, octopi, cuttlefish...divers have seen just about everything at this location. This dive is best done as a drift dive into the channel on an incoming tide.
#13 - Semakai Reef
The top of the reef is covered with table corals, and schools of snapper and humphead parrotfish tend to follow the divers. Visibility can often exceed 100ft.
#14 - Valley Of The Rays
This site, also know by it's Yapese name, Goofnuw (pronounced Golfnuw) Channel, is the summer home of the mantas. From May to November, divers enjoy the mantas at three different cleaning stations in this channel. Boat rides are about twenty-five minutes through the shallow lagoon. Valley Of The Rays is also known as Goofnuw.
#15 - Bird Island
The reef in front of Bird Island (a small "rock-island" located inside the lagoon) is filled with huge mushroomed-shaped coral heads and seaward-sloping surge channels. Sleeping nurse sharks and resting turtles frequent this area.
#16 - Gapow Reef
The sloping reefs on Yap's eastern side of the island are visited primarily between June and October, when the tropical breezes of the Trade Winds dissipate. Gapow can be visited during this time, usually following a manta dive in Valley of the Rays. The hard coral formations are spectacular, with table corals everywhere. Schools of batfish and barracudas can be observed at this interesting site.
#17 - The Barge
One of the closest reef sites to Colonia dive shops (less than ten minutes), this sloping area is full of hard corals with high peaks and deep surge channels. Divers often find sleeping nurse sharks under the ledges. Lots of table corals and chrinoids make this a great night dive location, as well as for a third dive, or a one-tank dive just to "get your feet wet."
#18 - Choqol Mini Wall
Choqol Mini Wall is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Micronesia, Yap which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#19 - Main Channel
Main Channel is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Micronesia, Yap which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#20 - Gabach Channel
Also close to the Colonia-based dive shops is this deep channel, loaded with WWII artifacts. The channel is a sheer drop, lined with stunning corals and rock formations. Eagle rays, nurse sharks, groupers, and snappers are found at this site. The reef outside the channel is covered with large mushroom-shaped coral heads. There is plenty to see at Gabach.
#21 - Manta Road
At Manta Road, the name tells it already, be prepared to see some Mantas. This is a place where they appear very often and also Eagle Rays can be seen. Make sure to do a snorkeltrip there when current flows out. The visibility is not that good but expect the unexpected there!
#22 - Kurrekurredutt Dropoff
nice dropoff with healthy and plenty of corals but same applies here as at big bend, little number of fish.
#23 - Yap Corner
Yap Corner is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Micronesia, Yap which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#24 - Lionfish Wall
this place can be quite challenging, when currents from either side of the island meet, as it is on the most southern tip of the island. you can dive it near the wall or take a look into the blue where you might find big pelagic fish and many sharks or tunas.
#26 - Laura Marie Wreck
nice wreck of a small fishing vessel with some surprising inhabitants like small dragonfish, ocotpus, nudibranches etc. groupers and turtles can also be seen.
#27 - Manta Ridge
manta ridge is a ridge in the middle of m'il channel. with inflowing current you have the possibility to start and drift into the lagoon. when arriving at manta ridge current picks up and you have to grab or hook to the corals on top of the ridge where the mantas pass by when swimming to the cleaning station back in the lagoon.
#29 - Lelu Aeroplane
Lelu Aeroplane is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Micronesia which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.