One of our island's beautiful beaches in Yyin
Since generations boat builders and carvers produce their own tools - in ancient time with shells, now with metal
This is Colonia seen from the hills around
Traditional houses are still built the same way as in ancient times
Not everywhere the island is green and full of trees, some places show red soil
This is how tradition mixes with modern life everywhere on island
Local dance is taught from generation to generation - keeping tradition alive
People are genuinely friendly - here a small boy offering a coconut
Yap Days, usually on March 1 & 2 each year are a marvellous display of culture and custom
Our dive operations manager Dieter Kudler dives the reefs of Yap since 2005. He currently works on an interactive Reef Guide for Yap Island, which will describe Yap Island's dive sites in word and picture.
Certifications: SSI Platinum Pro 5000 Instructor, SSI Platinum Pro 5000 Diver, SSI DCI, PADI MSDT, TDI Extended Range, TDI SCR, Decompression Chamber Operator
Favorite Dives: Vertigo (Yap Island), Brother Islands (Red Sea), Umbria (Sudan), Verde Island (Philippines)
Amount of Dives: #5483+
Dives made in: Austria (Lakes & Ice), Croatia, Maldives, Egypt, Sudan, Philippines, Palau & Yap
Specialties: Deep Diving, Wreck Diving, Navigation, Search & Recovery, Night & Limited Visibility, Dry Suite, UW Naturlist, Boat Diving, Waves & Current, NITROX (40%), Advanced NITROX (100%), Decompression Procedures, SCR Draeger Dolphin, UW Photography
Special Courses offered: Dieter offers a Photo Specialty Course for advanced photographers, please inquire in case of interest - see more of Dieter's photos from Yap Island.