Manta Fest 2009 Collage

4th Annual Manta Fest Photo Festival
Yap, Micronesia
September 4th — 14th 2010

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.

Photo Contest

This year’s program will be a shootout with various categories:

•Grand prize in each category is going to be a 7 night/5 dive day trip back to Yap and the Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers.

•2nd Place in each category will be a copy of Tim Rock’s great photo album about Yap (a $120 value).

•3rd Place will be tee shirts, mask straps, ... etc.).

  • Mantas/Sharks
  • Macro
  • Behavior
  • Reef Scenics
  • Land/Culture and People.

2010 Photo Contest Winners

Grand Prize / Reef Scene
Judy Bennett

Honorable Mention / Culture

Doris Robohm


Judy Bennett


Diana Bullion

Mantas / Sharks

Doris Robohm


To book your spot for Manta Fest 2010 visit Reef Rainforest today!

Attention European guests: Airfare Update

The Manta Ray Bay Resort has been working with Continental Airline to make it easier for European guests to travel to Yap and Palau. Now that Continental Airlines has become a Star Alliance member, European travelers can get to Yap on their preferred European Airline (Lufthansa, SAS, Swiss Air, Austrian Air & more.) Please join us for Manta Fest 2010!

Europeans can find out more about this airline deal here.

Manta Fest Highlights

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

*Some restrictions may apply.

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

Brought to you by:

Extra Tour - Tauch-un Kulturreisen Gmbh


Manta ray Bay & Yap Divers

Photo Pros at Mantafest 2010:

Photo of Eric Hanauer

Andy Sallmon

Underwater and
Marine Life Nature Photographer
Mantafest 2010!


Photo of Eric Hanauer

Tim Rock

Award-winning digital photographer and writer.
Pacific Photojournalist
Mantafest 2010!


Photo of Ray Bullion

Ray Bullion

Mantafest 2010!


Demo Equipment & Sales

Try Before You Buy! [Bill, Keep this?]

Try out the latest in digital still and video equipment at Manta Fest 2010.

Equipement provided by: