- Discover the World Beneath the Waves!

Yap, Micronesia Snorkeling

The state of Yap in Micronesia consists of 134 islands and atolls. Twenty-two of these are populated, stretching across an excess of 100,000 square miles. Yap is famous for its clear waters, where schools of tuna, dolphins and reef fish school in abundance among the pristine coral. The greatly-varied marine life on the reefs and in the channels has made Yap one of the most sought-after destinations for divers around the world.

If you snorkel Yap’s inner bay and the fringing reef surrounding it, you’ll likely come eye-to-eye with clown fish, Angelfish and beautiful turquoise parrot fish, darting in-and-out of the coral. There’s no other place on earth where you can see Manta rays up-close, and on such a consistent basis throughout the year - one of the reasons Yap ranks on most lists as the best diving spot in the world.

Yap is a simple country, without many of the flashy amenities and luxuries of larger islands. But its traditional lifestyle and unspoiled beauty make it an idyllic example of the charm and mystique that Micronesia has to offer.

Yap mantas - Micronesia Palau-Yap 2006-028

Yap Snorkeling and Diving Recommendations:

Traders' Ridge Resort in Yap, Micronesia is world famous for its excellent customer service and commitment to cultural tours. Here you will have a chance to explore the varied snorkeling sites of Yap while learning about the Stone Money and Traditional Cultural from your guide. Snorkel with us and realize a whole new standard for snorkeling trips and destinations.

Traders' Ridge Resort

P.O. Box B

Yap, FM 96943

Phone: 691 350-6000

Fax: 691 350-4279

Reservations Email:


Traders' Ridge Resort
Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter