2018 MantaFest Champions

Best of Show – Jim Decker

Best in Class dSLR – Dan Norton

Best in Class Compact – Lee Shinwoong


2018 MantaFest dSLR Winners

Big Animals

First Place – Jim Decker

Second Place – Dan Norton

Third Place – Chris Forbes

Honorable Mention – Chris Forbes

Reef Scenic

First Place – Ken Sutherland

Second Place – Chris Forbes

Third Place – Chris Forbes

Honorable Mention – Jim Decker

Macro

First Place – Jim Decker

Second Place – Jim Decker

Third Place – Jim Decker

Honorable Mention – Mathew Pollick

People, Island & Culture

First Place – Juergen Thomas

Second Place – Juergen Thomas

Third Place – Chris Forbes

Honorable Mention – Juergen Thomas

Behavior

First Place – Dan Norton

Second Place – Jim Decker

Third Place – Ken Sutherland

Honorable Mention – Ken Sutherland


2018 MantaFest Winners Compact

Big Animals

First Place – Ann Donahue
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Second Place – Lee Shinwoong
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Third Place – Lee Shinwoong
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Honorable Mention – Ann Donahue
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Behavior

First Place – Julie Nefczyk
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Second Place – Ann Donahue
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Third Place – Ann Donahue
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Honorable Mention – Jimwoong Kim
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

People, Island & Culture

First Place – Diana Bullion
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Second Place – Lee Shinwoong
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Third Place – Noriyuki Otani
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Macro

First Place – Li Chi Han
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Second Place – Ann Donahue
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Third Place – Ann Donahue
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Honorable Mention – Julie Nefczyk
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Reef Scenic

First Place – Lee Shinwoong
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Second Place – Ann Donahue
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Third Place – Ann Donahue
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo

Honorable Mention – Ann Donahue
MantaFest Compact Camera Winning Photo


Digital Dive Site Briefing

The crew is getting spun up on a digital upgrade to your dive briefings. Assisted by 3D mapping technology and Ocean Maps ap, our guests are getting an enhanced orientation to their dive plan.

Micronesia Dive Brief

Micronesia Dive Brief
OP Acker is spearheading this improvement and working with the crew on familiarizing with the new waterproof hardware.

These tablets will be used on the boat before and after your dive.

The ap has a feature where your dive profile can be drawn onto the map and saved as an image file.

Micronesia Dive Brief

Your dives can be tracked, saved and emailed to you from the shop after your dives.

The dive site map images are available to view in a Facebook Album and are on our dive site descriptions at www.mantaray.com/dive-sites/.

Next time you are about to back roll into any of our famous dive sites, you’ll be able to take a topside virtual tour that we hope improves your experience.

Micronesia Dive Brief

Don’t forget that we provide Flight Help and Airfare Ticketing Service to all of Micronesia and have contract rates. Return customers get 10% off!


Korallenzucht in Yap

Coral Reef Restoration, Yap Micronesia

Coral Reef Restoration, Yap Micronesia

Yap Divers haben eine eigene Korallenzucht ins Leben gerufen. Am beliebten Makro-Tauchplatz Slow & Easy, an unserem nächstgelegenen Riffkanal, haben wir mehrere baumartige Strukturen versenkt an denen jetzt Setzlinge verschiedener Arten schnell wachsender Geweihkorallen in der Strömung hängen und so Nährstoffe zugeführt bekommen.

Mögen sie prächtig gedeihen!

 

Natürlich zeigen die stolzen Korallen-Farmer unseren Gästen gerne die Zuchtstation und erklären, wie es funktioniert!

Coral Reef Restoration, Yap Micronesia


Schon gewusst? Wiederholungsgäste erhalten bei uns 10% Rabatt – außerdem bieten wir kostenlose Flug- und Reiseberatung mit Anreise-Optionen von allen Orten weltweit an!


New Dive Schedule

A new development on the dive dock is a “choose your dive experience” style scheduling board.

Bill has been developing an improved diver experience and just launched a new dive schedule where you get to choose your dive day from the day’s options.

We schedule two-tank dive site combinations and post visual summaries that you choose from that include recommended camera setups, boat ride times and dive depths.

Our guests are empowered to choose their underwater experience each day with Bill’s new scheduling method.

Did you come to dive with manta rays all week? Feeling like having a mellow morning with a short boat ride and shallow dives? Already setup for Macro and want the best site for your rig?

Magnetic strips make it easy to assign yourself to a dive plan.

Micronesia Dive Site Brief, Yap Island Micronesia Dive Site Brief, Yap Island

Micronesia Dive Site Brief, Yap Island Micronesia Dive Site Brief, Yap Island


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Jim Reilly
Jim Reilly
11:27 21 Mar 18
We stayed at the hotel and dove with Manta Ray divers in early December 2017. The hotel is very comfortable, well run and staffed with wonderful employees. During our visit my wife came down with an illness and the consideration and support from the hotel and dive staff could not have been better.read more
Sandy Stinson
Sandy Stinson
16:03 03 Mar 18
The staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. Food is good, (worth upgrading to include all meals). Diving is good too.read more
Alex Divinsky
Alex Divinsky
17:24 01 Jan 18
The best place to stay in Yap. The resort is really nice and clean, the scuba diving is great, and the docked ship that houses the bar, restaurant, and movie screen is very cool. I really enjoyed my stay here.read more
ASALI
ASALI
10:44 01 Jan 18
Offers one of the best accommodation service. It also has a uniquely designed restaurant.
Yi-Hsin Lin
Yi-Hsin Lin
00:53 21 Feb 17
The whole place centers around the scuba diving operation. Probably better to find somewhere else if you're not a diver. The dive operation was generally good, but a little too laid back - schedules weren't always clear, and sometimes would change without any notice. Sometimes it was hard to tell if this was really because of changing tides/weather or because of the island pace of life. Pizza is a surprisingly good option at the restaurant.read more
William Myers
William Myers
21:01 21 Jul 18
Great hotel. Have stayed twice.
Emily Caquelin
Emily Caquelin
04:10 02 Aug 18
Manta Ray Bay Resort is a great dive resort with extremely hospitable staff.
Daniel Granzer
Daniel Granzer
11:40 23 Aug 18
We were from 11.08 to 18.08 at the Manta Ray Bay resort and had unforgettable days there 😍In total we made 12 dives with wonderful encounters. Highlights were, of course, the manta rays in the Goofnuw Channel and many white tip reef sharks in the Shark City 🦈 But also we saw eagle rays, turtles 🐢 and buffalo head parrotfish. The hotel is beautiful and the whole team does a great job there. The food on the ship Mnuw, as well as the home-brewed beer are excellent. Thank you again to the whole team of Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers 👏🏼We also did a one-day land tour to explore the many beautiful places of this unique island. The beach is like in paradise🏝, stone money and relics from the second world war very worth to see! You find there also culturally typical houses with different meaning and use! It would be nice if more visitors would come to this great island and appreciate the great work that is done there! Anyway, we really enjoyed it and would come back anytime 🙏🏻✌🏼read more
Jonathan Gapith
Jonathan Gapith
10:31 19 Sep 18
Best dive resort around, amazingly friendly staff and great food on the mnuw
Rene Sten
Rene Sten
04:06 12 Oct 18
Bill and his family run a great dive resort, rooms are spacious and comfortable. Restaurant and bar provide good range of food and drink. Bill and his dive guides know the reef intimately and the diving is spectacular. Bill and his family make for a very friendly and rewarding experience in Yap.read more
Ms. Malinda
Ms. Malinda
13:52 14 Oct 18
Great place to stay while visiting the island. Lots of activities to do with places to see & people to meet.read more
Jan Toman
Jan Toman
22:14 02 Nov 18
Great! GREAT! GREAT! Lovely place, lovely staff, great location for divers!
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