Posted by Andy A on June 06, 2010 at 09:01:47:|
Yap special; 8 days for $1300 in August of this year.
Seven of us "Moby Kate Divers' have scheduled an 8 day trip to Yap Aug 2-11th at the Manta Ray Bay Resort. We are looking for one more (but two would be OK) to come and share in the cost as it is 7 paid 1 free. For 8, we will thus reduce the cost to each person by 1/8 and the resulting cost of the hotel/dive package would be about $1300 for the 8 days. If two more came, we'd get 1/8 off each price so it would stay at $1300 for the trip. This purposely does not include a meal plan (except breakfast is included) as Bill Acker the owner actually advised against it. The airfare is the big ticket item with fare round trip LA - Yap - LA currently about $1950 but it was a low as 1750 and and high as 2150 all in the last week. If you have United/Continental miles(now that they are merged), that would be a great way to pay for the airfare.
You can check out MantaRay Bay at www.mantaray.com
We expect this to be a great trip for because;
1) We are going in the summer and this is not high season which is dictated by travelers to/from Palau & Truk, i.e. it will not be crowded.
2) The owner, Bill Acker, promised us all "Royal treatment". He is a friend of Bill and Suzy Macdonald of Macdonald productions (former Moby Kate partners). Bill and Suzy will also be there as they are spending 5 weeks (overlapping our visit) redoing the advertising videos for the resort.
3) Summer is the time of the year in Yap with the best vis and ocean conditions are flat are such we should be able to access all the sites. Vis is generally spectacular in the summer on the reef although not as good in the channels where the Mantas feed.
If you have any interest, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org