Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Yap

Ready to check out the best sites in Yap for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 20 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 Yap to suit your needs.
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Miil Channel

#1 - Miil Channel

Micronesia, Yap

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One of the definetly top spot for watching Manta Rays.
Vertigo

#2 - Vertigo

Micronesia, Yap

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A nice spot in Yap for all kind of sharks. Vertigo is also known as Fanif Wall.
Sunrise Reef

#3 - Sunrise Reef

Micronesia, Yap

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Sunrise Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Micronesia, Yap which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
1:2

#4 - 1:2

Micronesia, Yap

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1:2 is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Micronesia, Yap which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Peelack Channel

#5 - Peelack Channel

Micronesia, Yap

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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.
Semakai Reef

#6 - Semakai Reef

Micronesia, Yap

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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.
Valley Of The Rays

#7 - Valley Of The Rays

Micronesia, Yap

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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.
Bird Island

#8 - Bird Island

Micronesia, Yap

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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.
Gapow Reef

#9 - Gapow Reef

Micronesia, Yap

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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.
The Barge

#10 - The Barge

Micronesia, Yap

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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."
Choqol Mini Wall

#11 - Choqol Mini Wall

Micronesia, Yap

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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.
Main Channel

#12 - Main Channel

Micronesia, Yap

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Main Channel is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Micronesia, Yap which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Gabach Channel

#13 - Gabach Channel

Micronesia, Yap

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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.
Kurrekurredutt Dropoff

#14 - Kurrekurredutt Dropoff

Micronesia, Yap

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nice dropoff with healthy and plenty of corals but same applies here as at big bend, little number of fish.
Yap Corner

#15 - Yap Corner

Micronesia, Yap

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Yap Corner is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Micronesia, Yap which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Lionfish Wall

#16 - Lionfish Wall

Micronesia, Yap

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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.
Big Bend

#17 - Big Bend

Micronesia, Yap

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nice and healthy corals but not too many fish. mostly small stuff
Laura Marie Wreck

#18 - Laura Marie Wreck

Micronesia, Yap

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nice wreck of a small fishing vessel with some surprising inhabitants like small dragonfish, ocotpus, nudibranches etc. groupers and turtles can also be seen.
Manta Ridge

#19 - Manta Ridge

Micronesia, Yap

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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.
Stammtisch

#20 - Stammtisch

Micronesia, Yap

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Stammtisch is also known as Manta Ray Bay.