10th Annual Manta Fest Photo Festival
Yap, Micronesia, August 26th - September 10th

All inclusive packages:

4 night / 3 days diving from: $1,339

7 night / 5 days diving from: $2,229

14 night / 11 days diving from: $3,829

    Package includes;
  • Hotel room
  • 3, 5 or 11 dive days (2-tank)
  • Mandarinfish dive
  • Night dive
  • Afternoon macro dive
  • Nitrox
  • Sunset split shoots
  • Culture/Land shoots
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Island tour followed by Beach BBQ
  • Local Dinner Buffet on Friday
  • Late check-out
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Photography Workshops
  • Professional Training
  • Photo Contest Entry
  • Evening Media Presentations
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Wake-up service with coffee and tea

  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.

  • 2017 Photo Contest Categories

    Digital SLR
    • Big Animals
    • Behavior
    • Land/Culture
    • Macro
    • Reef Scenic
    Compact Cameras
    • Big Animals
    • Behavior
    • Land/Culture
    • Macro
    • Reef Scenic
    • Best Submission

    2017 Photo Workshops

    • Over/Unders (or) Split Images
    • Lightroom work flow
    • Editing underwater images using brushes and filters in Lightroom
    • Individual courses for film editing
    • Drone Flying for Photo and Video
    • Professional image workflow. - From Lightroom to Photoshop
    • Histograms explained
    • Improving the final file using your images
    • Shooting Wide Angle
    • Composing THE shot

    2017 Prizes:

    • 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: Live-Aboard Scuba Trip


      $3,195 Value
      The Best in class winner will receive a seven-day dive and liveaboard package with Odyssey Adventures in Chuuk Lagoon for Wreck Diving.

    • Best in Class Compact: 7-night Dive Package

      Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers

      $1,450 Value
      The Best in class winners will receive a seven-day dive and hotel package at Manta Ray Bay Resort.

    • Best Video Submission: Palau Siren Live-Aboard Trip

      Siren Fleet Live Aboard

      $3,950 Value
      The Best Video Submission receives a voucher for a 7-day Palau liveaboard trip with the Siren Fleet. Diving Palau by liveaboard brings you to the far flung dive sites along with some of the most renowned sites of this tiny island chain.

      • 7-days diving Palau or Chuuk
      • Luxury vessel by the Siren Fleet
      • Siren Fleet

    • Best in Class GoPro / Action: 7-day Dive Trip

      $2,150 Value
      The Best in class winner will receive a seven-day dive package www.aquanautic-elba.de.

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

      OVER $10,000 IN GEAR
      From leading manufactures of diving and photo equipment:

      • $9,000 in Mares Gear - Regulators, computers, BCDs, gauges, wetsuits, knives, dive lights, masks, fins and gear bags!
      • Ikelite $500 Vouchers
      • Ikelite Gamma Torches
      • Sola Light & Motion Dive and Photo lights
      • Henderson Wetsuits
      • Blue Blocker Masks
      • Armor Gear bags

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    Manta ray Bay & Yap Divers