Manta Fest 2009 Collage
Manta ray Bay & Yap Divers

3rd Annual Manta Fest Photo Festival
Yap, Micronesia
September 8th — 30th 2009

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Photo of Eric Hanauer

Andy Sallmon

Underwater and
Marine Life Nature Photographer
Sept. 8th - 30th, 2009

Mike LuzanskyMike Luzansky

Mike Luzansky

Underwater Cinematographer and Photographer
Sept. 8th - 16th, 2009


Demo Equipment & Sales

Try Before You Buy!

Try out the latest in digital still and video equipment at Manta Fest 2009.

Equipement provided by:


Come rub elbows with the top underwater shooters in the world, experience great diving and have lots of fun.

The intention is for Manta Fest to evolve into an island wide celebration involving other hotels and dive shops but for now, The Manta Ray Bay Resort is taking the lead in trying to establish this fun educational program where everyone is a winner.

Photo & Video Pros • Seminars • Photo Contest • Daily Presentations

A professional digital still photographer and videographer, will be here to help our guests with any of their photographic and video needs. There will be nightly presentations on the big outdoor screen on Mnuw as well as individual classroom seminars in the afternoons. The pros will also compile a presentation from our guests efforts to show on the last day with awards given to those participating.


To book your spot for Manta Fest 2009, please visit one of our exclusive corporate sponsors: Trip-n-Tour and Cardonna Dive Adventures. All of these fine companies have been supporters of Yap and the Manta Ray Bay Resort since we began over 20 years ago and they each have air/land packages for Manta Fest.

For reservations, contact your local dive retailer, travel agent, or our generous Manta Fest sponsors:


*Some restrictions may apply.

Manta Fest Highlights

Manta-Fest '08 | Manta-Fest '09 | Manta-Fest '10 | Manta-Fest '11 | Manta-Fest '12 | Manta-Fest '13 | Manta-Fest '14

Photo credits:
(1) © Marty Snyderman (2) © Gido Braase (3) © Beo Brockhausen (4) © Andy Sallmon