Wanyaan Beach Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Micronesia.

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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.

Best Wanyaan Beach Snorkeling Review | Yap Island, Micronesia

Yap Island

Best Wanyaan Beach Snorkeling Review | Yap Island, Micronesia

Yap Island

Wanyaan Beach Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Yap Visitors Bureau (691) 350-2298; Yap Divers 691-350-2300; Yap Pacific Divers +691 350 6000; Beyond The Reef divers

Recommended Book:  "Micronesia Dive Guide" from David Leonard

Recommended Map:  "Yap Island Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Jan - Apr.

Base Camp:  Hiltop Motel

Luxury Loding:  Manta Ray Bay Hotel, Yap Island (952) 953-4124; Yap Pacific Dive Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  Colonia's Best Coffee

Reference Source:  click here http://www.visityap.com/

Article Source:   Best Wanyaan Beach Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=22870

GPS:  9.554667, 138.19671

Date Published:  12/31/2011

Date Updated:  8/21/2016

ID:  22870

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