Scuba diving in Stammtisch

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Stammtisch is the German word and means a table in a pub or restaurant, for the locals - here in Yap - it is the resident manta rays. Dives here offer very close interaction with multiple manta rays in shallow water making it a very special experience. Yap State created the world’s first government-backed manta ray sanctuary in 2008 - the rays and their habitat are forever protected. Yap is home to hundreds of resident manta rays and due to the numbers and consistency of sightings, the island’s lagoons are a field research site for Manta Trust. Cleaning station manta ray interaction is a very special and personal experience. The mantas of Yap frequent these cleaning stations with divers every day and will come within inches passing overhead during a typical dive. Yap, with it’s protected manta ray population, is still one of the world’s special places where divers can interact with these animals on daily basis. The best manta show happens during their courtship displays where mantas dance over the reef and over the heads of divers in a mating train

When to go

Manta diving is year-round with a peak of activity during the mating season where the cleaning station is rich in action. December through April offers the most behavior and consistent interactions with multiple animals

Reachable from

Yap / Wa′ab Island

Liveaboards with trips to Stammtisch

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Yap / Wa′ab Island Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers

    Free 3 Nights Accommodations! 10 Dives + 10 Nights (Standard, DBL)

    Diving plus double accommodations for 10 nights. The motif of the entire hotel is marine life with each of the rooms individually decorated in tropical elegance. Each room bears a fish name, and is decorated accordingly, with photographs and paintings of that fish, hand-carved door, hand carved key chains and handmade bedspreads. Each Room features: Air Conditioning & ceiling fan, In-room Refrigerator (upon request), IDD Telephone, Color TV with DVD player, Fully potable in-room hot & cold tap water, Built-in hair dryer, Built-in electronic safe, Internet Access. Each unique Standard Room (sizes vary from 275 to 315 sq. ft.) is well appointed in tropical style and features either one or two queen-sized beds. The standard rooms are on the opposite side of the resort with views of the hills and beyond. Price is per two persons for double accommodations. You can't book a single entry of this product. If you travel alone or with non-diver, for more information please contact us via "Live Chat" or drop us a line
  • Yap / Wa′ab Island Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers

    Free 6 Nights Accommodations! 22 Dives + 20 Nights (Standard, DBL)

    Diving plus double accommodations for 20 nights. The motif of the entire hotel is marine life with each of the rooms individually decorated in tropical elegance. Each room bears a fish name, and is decorated accordingly, with photographs and paintings of that fish, hand-carved door, hand carved key chains and handmade bedspreads. Each Room features: Air Conditioning & ceiling fan, In-room Refrigerator (upon request), IDD Telephone, Color TV with DVD player, Fully potable in-room hot & cold tap water, Built-in hair dryer, Built-in electronic safe, Internet Access. Each unique Standard Room (sizes vary from 275 to 315 sq. ft.) is well appointed in tropical style and features either one or two queen-sized beds. The standard rooms are on the opposite side of the resort with views of the hills and beyond. Price is per two persons for double accommodations. You can't book a single entry of this product. If you travel alone or with non-diver, for more information please contact us via "Live Chat" or drop us a line
  • Yap / Wa′ab Island Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers

    Manta Fest! 5 Days of Diving + 7 Nights Accommodations (Standard, DBL)

    August 27 - September 11 Manta Fest is a two-week photo contest event giving participants the opportunity to learn from and dive with renowned photographers. Two weeks of photo workshops, special dives, evening media presentations and one-on-one training by top professionals during a unique photography festival, photo contest and dive party. You can get the following prizes: The Best of Show Grand Prize winner will go on a ten-day liveaboard voyage aboard a luxury vessel navigated by Dive Damai. Choose from any of their regularly scheduled voyages in Raj Ampat; The Best in class winner will receive a five-day dive and liveaboard package with Solmar V to Guadalupe Island for Great White Shark Diving; Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all Divisions complete Mares gear set. Accommodations: The motif of the entire hotel is marine life with each of the rooms individually decorated in tropical elegance. Each room bears a fish name, and is decorated accordingly, with photographs and paintings of that fish, hand-carved door, hand carved key chains and handmade bedspreads. Each Room features: Air Conditioning & ceiling fan, In-room Refrigerator (upon request), IDD Telephone, Color TV with DVD player, Fully potable in-room hot & cold tap water, Built-in hair dryer, Built-in electronic safe, Internet Access. Each unique Standard Room (sizes vary from 275 to 315 sq. ft.) is well appointed in tropical style and features either one or two queen-sized beds. The standard rooms are on the opposite side of the resort with views of the hills and beyond. Price is per two persons for double accommodations. You can't book a single entry of this product. If you travel alone or with non-diver, for more information please contact us via "Live Chat" or drop us a line

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