A shark conservation and awareness dive event on Yap Island, dubbed “Yap Divers for Sharks”, is raising awareness of the global state of sharks and bringing conservation education to scuba divers as well as local classrooms on a remote Pacific Island. This two-week event is hosted by Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers, in cooperation with International conservation NGO’s “Divers 4 Sharks” (Brazil) and “Shark Angels” (USA) beginning on October 12th, 2019.
This shark-focused event is complete with live presentations by shark activists, special shark dive plans, evening media presentations, a fun photo contest, eco-tours and a private beach party with a traditional local dance. Diving Yap is a big animal paradise where manta rays and sharks thrive in Yap State’s government-backed marine sanctuary – dive two tanks per day with activists on dives planned around shark interactions.
“I wanted to create a dive event where we focus on sharks, and not just diving with them, but learning about shark conservation with some of the leading activists in the field.” – Bill Acker, CEO, Manta Ray Bay Resort
This event is just one marine ecology-focused dive package on the menu at Manta Ray Bay Resort. Marine Biology Weeks in November is where divers focus on coral reef systems and perform basic research exercises and laboratory sessions with scientists while diving Yap.
For more information visit the Manta Ray Bay and Yap Divers website by clicking here.