Goofnuw Mini Wall Snorkeling

The 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot in Micronesia.

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Off the northeast coast of Yap Island, the snorkeling at Goofnuw Mini Wall is known for its hard coral reef. The best snorkeling is along the south side of Goodnuw Channel (aka Valley Of The Rays) where manta rays show up to a cleaning station from June to October, but beware of the strong currents. It is the most popular snorkeling dive spot on Yap Island. While snorkeling Goodnuw, you may encounter parrotfish, snapper, stingrays, manta rays and leopard sharks in the 20 to 80 foot deep water. The Goodnaw Mini Wall is a boat accessed dive site that is known for low visibility that is well under 60 feet.

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, Goofnuw Mini Wall is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 9 snorkeling dives in Micronesia. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Goofnuw Mini Wall including Wanyaan Beach, Sunrise Reef, Magic Kingdom, Peelaek Channel and Mi'il Channel.

Yap Island

Yap Island

Yap Island

Yap Island

Goofnuw Mini Wall 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:  Jun. - Oct.

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

GPS:  9.567151, 138.200884

Date Published:  2/29/2012

Date Updated:  8/21/2016

ID:  23664

Goofnuw Mini Wall Snorkeling Map


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