14th Annual MantaFest Photography School & Contest 2020 Yap, Micronesia, August 30th to September 12th

    Package includes;
  • Hotel room w/ late check-out
  • 2-tank dive days
  • Nitrox
  • Participation in photo contest
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Evening Media Presentations
  • Shark split photo opportunity
  • Land/culture photo opportunities
  • Beach BBQ
  • 1/2 day land/culture tour
  • Local dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Wake-up service with coffee and tea

2020 packages:

4 night / 6 dives from: $1,109

7 night / 10 dives from: $1,799

11 night / 18 dives from: $2,849

14 night / 22 dives from: $3,489

Photo Contest Categories

Digital SLR
  • Big Animals
  • Behavior
  • Land/Culture
  • Macro
  • Fish/Creature Portrait
  • Open / Creative
Compact Cameras
  • Big Animals
  • Behavior
  • Land/Culture
  • Macro
  • Fish/Creature Portrait
  • Open / Creative
  • Best Submission
  • Best Beginner Photo

Photo Workshops

  • Lightroom work flow
  • Brushes and filters in Lightroom
  • Individual courses for film editing
  • Drone Flying for Photo and Video
  • Lightroom to Photoshop workflow
  • Histograms explained
  • Shooting Wide Angle
  • Shooting Yap, Sharks, Mantas and Culture


  • Best of Show Grand Prize: Live-Aboard Scuba Trip

    Damai Live Aboard

    $7,000 Value
    The Best of Show Grand Prize winner will go on a ten-day liveaboard voyage aboard a luxury vessel navigated by Dive Damai. Choose from any of their regularly scheduled voyages in Raj Ampat.

  • Best in Class DSLR: Truk Odyssey Live-Aboard Trip

    Chuuk Live Aboard

    $2,300 Value
    Diving Chuuk by liveaboard on some of the best war wrecks in the world.

    • 7-days diving Chuuk
    • Luxury vessel by Odyssey Adventures
    • Truk Odyssey

  • Best in Class Compact: 7-night Dive Package

    Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers

    $2,150 Value
    A seven-day dive package www.aquanautic-elba.de. The Best in class winners will receive a seven-day dive and hotel package at Manta Ray Bay Resort.

  • Best Video: 7-day Dive Palau Siren Trip

    $3,950 Value
    Palau Siren 7-day liveaboard trip.

  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all Divisions

    Gear from leading manufactures of diving and photo equipment:
    • Blue Planet Liveaboards 7-day dive trip
    • Diver Design Jewelery
    • Ikelite Vouchers
    • GearAid
    • Henderson Wetsuits
    • EarShield
    • ...and more!

Check it out:

Brought to you by:

Manta ray Bay & Yap Divers

2019 Winning Video Submission

Judy Bennett won a 7-day Siren Fleet Palau dive trip with best video submission.