11th Annual Manta Fest Photo Festival 2018
Yap, Micronesia, August 25th to September 9th

    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
  • 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

2018 packages:

4 night / 3 days diving from: $1,139

7 night / 5 days diving from: $1,919

14 night / 11 days diving from: $3,269

*Prices are per person based on double occupancy.

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

Photo Workshops

  • Pictorial Design
  • Shooting Models and Modeling
  • Converting RAWs with DXO
  • Over/Unders (or) Split Images
  • 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
  • Composing THE shot


  • 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 Trip

  • 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: Live-Aboard Trip

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

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

    Gear from leading manufactures of diving and photo equipment:
    • Regulators, computers, BCDs, gauges, wetsuits, knives, dive lights, masks, fins and gear bags!
    • Ikelite Vouchers
    • Ikelite Gamma Torches
    • Sola Light & Motion Dive and Photo lights
    • Henderson Wetsuits
    • Blue Blocker Masks
    • Armor Gear bags

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Official Travel Partners:

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Brought to you by:

Manta ray Bay & Yap Divers