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 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

    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

    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