Wanyaan Beach Snorkeling
The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Micronesia.
Sunday 21 August 2016 06:21 GMT
East of the Philippines in northwestern Micronesia, the snorkeling at Yap Island is popular for its numerous reef dive sites. One of the more well known Yap Island snorkeling dive spots is off Wanyaan Beach on the northeast side of Yap. If you are lucky, you might see a shark or a giant manta ray. The mantas come into the lagoons each day to feed and to have their bodies cleaned by small fish at areas called cleaning stations, and divers and snorkelers can get an up close view of the action. During certain times of the year, the mantas may also mate, forming a train-like chain as the males follow the females in a state of courtship. The outer reefs and drop-offs are teeming with life, from schooling shoals of reef fish to turtles, sharks and eagle rays.
Yap Island is located in the Western Caroline Island Chain. To reach Yap Island by air, there are weekly flights from Guam and Manila.
Overall, Wanyaan Beach is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 9 snorkeling dives in Micronesia. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Wanyaan Beach including Sunrise Reef, Goofnuw Mini Wall, Magic Kingdom, Peelaek Channel and Mi'il Channel.