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.
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