To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
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
Outgoing (Guam to Yap):
Late Tuesday or Saturday night
Return (Yap to Guam):
Early AM Wednesday or Sunday
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
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.
- Must be paid at the airport upon departure.
- Plan to pay in cash – exact change.