13th Annual Manta Fest Photo Festival 2019
Yap, Micronesia, August 24th to September 8th

    Package includes;
  • Hotel room
  • 3, 5 or 11 dive days (2-tank)
  • Participation in photo contest
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Evening Media Presentations
  • Shark split photo
  • Land/culture Photo opportunities
  • Private Beach BBQ
  • Land, culture & island tour
  • Local dinner buffet/meal;
  • Breakfast
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Wake-up service with coffee and tea

2019 packages:

4 night / 6 dives from: $1,039

7 night / 10 dives from: $1,709

10 night / 16 dives from: $2,399

14 night / 22 dives from: $3,239

*Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
** Booking the 14 night package during MantaFest comes with complimentary Nitrox and late-check out.

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

  • 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


  • 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 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 Aquanautic Elba.

  • 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 Video: 7-day Dive Palau Siren Trip

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

    • 7 nights with diving for 1 person
    • Valid April 1, 2018 through November of 2019
    • www.sirenfleet.com/

  • 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

Check it out:

Official Travel Partners:

Ultimate Dive Travel logo South Pacific Island Travel logo

Brought to you by:

Manta ray Bay & Yap Divers