雅蒲岛

(Yap)
太平洋的秘密天堂
雅蒲岛(Yap)
难度:进阶(建议50潜以上经验的潜水员)
特色:每天都可以很容易看到魔鬼鱼
能见:8 - 15米

雅浦是在太平洋西部加罗林群岛中的一个岛,也是密克罗尼西亚联邦最西的一个州。雅浦岛实际上由雅浦岛、加吉尔岛、马普岛、鲁蒙岛四块相近的陆地组成,只是由珊瑚礁相连,所以该岛也被称为雅浦群岛。雅浦岛位于太平洋板块接邻菲律宾板块的区域,岛上地势起伏,被茂密的植被所覆盖;海岸则大部分是被珊瑚礁包围的红树林沼泽;属热带雨林气候。

位于关岛以南、帛琉以北的雅浦岛是密克罗尼西亚联邦(Federated States of Micronesia)雅浦州的文化中心。一块又块的巨型石币,至今仍然流通。

作为世界顶级的十大潜水胜地之一,这里每天都可以很容易看到魔鬼鱼蝠魟的踪影。 由134个岛屿及环礁组成,主岛由4个岛组成,总面积100平方公里。 

顶级潜水天堂:

- 温暖、清澈、海洋生物种类繁多和珊瑚健康生长

- 一年的任何时间都可以轻易找到蝠魟

- 潜水区域亦有众多选择,如陡峭的礁石、缓坡、海流和港口的受保护范围

- 沉没的船只和飞机

- 初学者到资深潜水员家均可欣赏巨型的魔鬼鱼、鲨鱼、海龟、巨大的吞拿鱼、巨蛤、梭鱼、巨大的凸头鹦鹉鱼、章鱼、海鳗、海豚和珊瑚鱼群

- 种类繁多的海洋生物、水晶般清澈的海水和陡峭的礁石吸引了大量的大鱼和鲨鱼活动

潜点

雅浦有30个以上的潜水地点,适合所有级别的潜水。

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Manta Ridge

10 meters, hard coral with anemones and some soft coral, variety of reef tropicals including cleaner wrasse, up to 30 mantas from 2-4 meters (6-13 feet) in width, schooling jacks, mahi mahi, big black snappers, parrotfish, moray eels, whitetip and grey reef sharks, dolphins possible, mild to strong current, all levels

Vertigo

10-20 meters, a steep wall with a plateau at 15 meters (50 feet), reef tropicals, Napoleon wrasse, moray eels, snappers, grouper, blacktip and grey reef sharks in large numbers, little current, all levels

Cabbage Patch

5-30 meters, wall to 24 meters (80 feet) and gentle slope from there, large crevices with lots of leather coral, large coral heads at 15 meters (50 feet), tubeworms, lots of reef tropicals in the shallows, deeper are bumphead parrotfish, single sharks, barracuda, turtles, mild to moderate current, drifting to the south, all levels

Yap Caverns

5-35 meters, rich corals in an amphitheater-like setting with tunnels and swim-throughs, 12-meter (40-foot coral pinnacles), porcelain crabs, dragonettes, moyers, nudibranchs, scorpion fish, leaf fish, flame angels, cleaner and ghost shrimp, ghost and ornate pipefish, lionfish, bumphead parrotfish, stingrays, loads of whitetip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, big pelagics like tuna and amberjacks, little to no current, experienced level

End of Land

18-40 meters, gentle slope with coral heads and crevices to a steep wall from 18 meters (60 feet) to the bottom, encrusted with soft corals and lots of featherstars, stingrays, and whitetip reef sharks on the bottom, turtles along the wall, mild to moderate current, experienced level

Crescent Reef

13-27 meters, drop-offs, walls, striped and black snappers, fusiliers, bumphead parrotfish, big grouper, Napoleon wrasse, large schools of blackbar barracudas,  shoals of scalloped hammerheads are not unusual, drift dive with mild to moderate current, in or out based on the tide, experienced level

Peelack Channel

12-38 meters, lots of hard and soft coral, lobster, octopus, cuttlefish, schooling reef fish, sharks, turtles, eagle and manta rays, stingrays, leopard sharks, mild to moderate current, good drift dive into the channel on the flood tide, experienced level

Valley of the Rays

15-21 meters, usual entry from the moorings on the south side, sandy bottom from the channel with coral heads and outcrops, lettuce, staghorn, and table corals on the edge of the channel, octopus, cleaner wrasse, reef tropicals, pufferfish, whitetip reef sharks, mantas coming for a cleaning, mild to moderate current, all levels

交通

往雅浦岛的飞行时间

关岛 80分钟

帛琉 40分钟

亚洲各地往关岛/帛琉的飞行时间

香港/澳門 4.5小时

台北 4小时

首尔 4小时