The MDA 5-Star Club is for divers seeking adventure! It includes discounts at all MDA locations, preferred rates on rentals and air fills, special club rates on diving and discounts at our sponsor businesses all over Guam.
Manta Rays are what made Yap a world class divers destination but there’s also much, much more to see. Stunning south reefs, sharks, macro dives and a superb Mandarin fish dive. Dive sites are un-crowded, reefs are healthy and the diving itself is relaxing and with almost no current.
Yap’s culture is unique within Micronesia. Visitors can view giant stone discs, up to 12ft in diameter, that were once used as legal tender, or visit a village to watch or participate in a traditional dance.
HOW TO GET THERE
United Airlines flys roundtrip to Yap two times a week.
Outgoing (Guam to Yap):
Late Tuesday or Saturday night
Return (Yap to Guam):
Early AM Wednesday or Sunday
The people of Yap are warm, shy and proud of their culture, ancient traditions and fascinating legends. Yap is known as the “Land of Stone Money”, due to the ancient currency of huge disks of stone. The huge coins, some over 12 feet (3.5 meters) in diameter, are still used today in local and traditional customs. Dance is an art form on Yap through which legends are passed down through this form of entertainment.
The town of Colonia on Yap Proper is the capital and is slightly more urbanized than the village areas. Snorkeling and diving are popular in the crystal clear waters, where giant manta rays are known to school all year round.
Permits & Fees
Please be aware of required local permits and airport departure fees.
These must be paid in cash at your destination and are not included in travel packages.
Permits are purchased through the tour operator at your destination. Departure fees are paid at the airport upon departure.
There are currently no permits required to dive in Yap.
Total $20, applicable to all travelers.
- Must be paid at the airport upon departure.
- Plan to pay in cash – exact change.