YAP - June 24-30, 2007

All pictures 2018 by Ken Kurtis
Camera gear: Nikon D200 (shot in full manual) Ikelite housing,
Nikon SB-2105 dual strobes shot in manual (mostly 1/4 and 1/16th power),
Nikon 18-70mm, 28-105mm (macro), and 105 (micro) lenses.

Click on the thumbnail picture for a larger, full-screen version

CLICK HERE FOR THE YAP 2007 TRIP REPORT

THE RESORT

DSC_0135.JPG (429828 bytes) DSC_0115.JPG (334869 bytes) DSC_0099.JPG (324085 bytes) DSC_0174.JPG (195356 bytes)
The front of Manta Ray Bay Hotel From the water, with the Mnuw The lobby Well-appointed rooms
X
DSC_0105.JPG (441908 bytes) DSC_0024.JPG (209863 bytes) DSC_0026.JPG (286140 bytes) DSC_0072.JPG (159587 bytes)
They've even got a pool Everyone gets a gear locker Hanging bars outside for wet gear Plenty of tanks
X
DSC_0102.JPG (114504 bytes) DSC_0087.JPG (577031 bytes) DSC_0093.JPG (431460 bytes) DSC_0122.JPG (371691 bytes)
Camera locker & workstation Pre-dive briefing huts It's also a staff gathering spot Fast boats get you to the sites
X
DSC_0147.JPG (175208 bytes) DSC_0082.JPG (344798 bytes) DSC_0178.JPG (500245 bytes) DSC_0154.JPG (288060 bytes)
The Mnuw Breakfast on the Mnuw Stone money at Manta Ray Bay A typical sunrise
X

MANTAS

YAP_9115.JPG (94335 bytes) YAP_0647.JPG (272915 bytes) YAP_0607.JPG (88027 bytes) YAP_9194.JPG (140858 bytes)
Gliding overhead In position to be cleaned Banking away Hovering over us
X
YAP_9438.JPG (241880 bytes) YAP_9162.JPG (121231 bytes) YAP_1012 (alt).JPG (136189 bytes) YAP_9494.JPG (165696 bytes)
This guy stayed for 30 minutes A threesome!!! Up close & personal Off to another location
X

MANDARINFISH

YAP_8891.JPG (248800 bytes) YAP_8874.JPG (316419 bytes) YAP_8980.JPG (151518 bytes) YAP_8955.JPG (283860 bytes)
Female checking out the scene Male looking for love Flirting Getting serious
YAP_9066.JPG (283741 bytes) YAP_9036.JPG (177087 bytes) YAP_9038.JPG (158294 bytes) YAP_9092.JPG (183201 bytes)
Here they go Coming up out of the coral Note the eggs between them Male displays afterwards (Woo-hoo!!)
X

MUNCHING SHARKS

YAP_0264.JPG (145817 bytes) YAP_0520.JPG (220480 bytes) YAP_0324.JPG (206724 bytes) YAP_0470 (alt1).JPG (167651 bytes)
Waiting for the bait to be released Everyone munches!!! We're set up pretty close . . . . . . to get shots like this.
YAP_0307.JPG (167937 bytes) YAP_0401.JPG (76997 bytes) YAP_0496.JPG (195017 bytes) YAP_0411.JPG (105968 bytes)
Pecs down and he's hungry Standing on his head to munch Over the top of us And here they go again
X

MACRO

YAP_0717.JPG (275537 bytes) YAP_0785.JPG (283924 bytes) YAP_0929.JPG (285740 bytes) YAP_0822.JPG (250686 bytes)
Banded Shrimpgobies & Shrimp Juvy Peacock Razorfish Whip Goby Juvy Emperor Angelfish
X
YAP_8843.JPG (147807 bytes) YAP_0770.JPG (254514 bytes) YAP_0807.JPG (102944 bytes) YAP_8716.JPG (346893 bytes)
It's really called: Kentrodoris Network (??) Pipefish Anemone Shrimp Lightbulb Tunicate
X

OUT ON THE REEFS

YAP_0003.JPG (393454 bytes) YAP_0006.JPG (217719 bytes) YAP_0068.JPG (644081 bytes) YAP_8694.JPG (362364 bytes)
Tens of thousands of Anthias Crinoid on the wall Table corals at Magic Kingdom Head-on Lionfish
X
YAP_9331.JPG (504408 bytes) YAP_8800.JPG (132320 bytes) YAP_0073.JPG (419237 bytes) YAP_0162.JPG (254059 bytes)
Shooting clownfish Tomato Clownfish staredown White-Spotted Puffer getting cleaned Schooling Bigeye Barracuda
X
YAP_8752.JPG (260460 bytes) YAP_9889.JPG (243753 bytes) YAP_9646.JPG (308680 bytes) YAP_0961.JPG (385032 bytes)
Tassled Scorpionfish Exploring Yap Caverns Shy Porcupinefish Featherduster Worm
X
YAP_9404.JPG (288494 bytes) YAP_9636.JPG (134431 bytes) YAP_0939.JPG (286354 bytes) YAP_9344.JPG (376669 bytes)
Threadfin Butterflyfish Free-swimming flatworm Staghorn Damselfish Come back again soon!!!
X

2018 Reef Seekers Dive Co. All Rights Reserved.