DEMA Specials

Our 2017 DEMA Specials are out!

  • 10 paid / 3 FREE
  • 10% off dive packages (low season) 2018
  • 10% off MantaFest 2018
  • Yap + Ocean Hunter, Palau

Visit Booth #1044 @ DEMA

Check us out at DEMA, we’re in the Micronesia section, here…
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Best of Micronesia

Experience a best of Micronesia vacation by combining Yap + Palau.

Palau Pacific Dive Resort

Palau WaterfallWe have done the homework on delivering a true Micronesian dive adventure with our new two-week 23 dive Yap + Palau combo package.

Come get it all in Palau where you have your choice of international restaurants and some of the best Indian food in the world.

Choose your accommodations from basic to uber luxury at Palau Pacific Resort – we shortlisted a range of accommodations and built packages that suit any style.

Get Palau in and out of the water with historic WWII tours and get into the big island to see the rest of Palau on a real island adventure.

Bask in a tropical waterfall and hike through lush fauna on your way to limestone monoliths on a private land tour of the northern part of the Republic.

Diving Palau

Diving Palau

Experience Palau with a tour operation that caters to 10 guests per week, maximum, offering a personal touch that only a small family-owned business can.

What You Get

7 nights / 13 dives in Palau, 7 nights / 10 dives in Yap. Choice of accommodation from DW Motel, Palau Paradise, Palasia, Rose Garden, Palau Royal or Palau Pacific Dive Resort.

Palau: pristine reefs • marine park • wrecks • big animals • choice of hotels

Yap: guaranteed big animal encounters • exclusive dive sites • no crowds

Bill designed this package to deliver a true “Best of Micronesia” dive vacation where you get the iconic dive sites in Palau and Yap big animals, relaxed diving pace and traditional culture.

Spa treatment

Prices & More Information: www.mantaray.com/palau-yap

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MantaFest dSLR Winners!

1st Place dSLR Winners

BIG ANIMALS – Sheila Ott
Mares Carbon Regulator, MV Octopus and Instrument Mission 1
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MACRO – Axle Weber
Mares Abyss Regulator, MV Octopus and an Instrument Mission 1 gauge
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CULTURE – Brad
Mares Prestige BCD, Light & Motion Gobi Torch and Force Bat Titanium Knife
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REEF SCENIC – Judy
Mares Bolt SLS BCD, Mares Torch EOS 7rz and a Force Bat Titanium Knife
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BEHAVIOR – Judy
$500 Ikelite Gift Certificate and a Force Bat Titanium Knife
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2nd Place dSLR Winners

BIG ANIMALS- Sheila
Sola Light & Motion 1200 Photo Light
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MACRO – Mike Smith
Mares Pure SLS BCD and an Ikelite Gamma torch
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CULTURE – Brad, Girl with lei
Mares Matrix Dive Computer and a Pelican Slim iPad Case
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REEF SCENIC – Ken
Mares Puck Pro Color LM Dive Computer, Ikelight Gamma flashlight
and Avanti Quatro Fins
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3rd Place dSLR Winners

BEHAVIOR – Ken
Mares Cruise Back Pack DRY, Ikelite Gamma flashlight, Pelican iPad Case and a Liquid Skin Sunrise Mask
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BIG ANIMALS – Ken
Mares Snorkel and a McNett Utility Knife
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MACRO – Judy, Coral hermit crab
Smart Phone Galaxy Protector and a Henderson Tee Shirt
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CULTURE – Axle
Smart Phone Galaxy Protector and a Henderson Tee Shirt
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REEF SCENIC- Ken
Smart Phone Galaxy Protector and a Henderson Tee Shirt
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BEHAVIOR – Judy
Ikelite Gamma flashlight, Henderson Tee Shirt
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Next Event Aug 25 – Sept 6th

Stay tuned for more information, updates from our sponsors and new prizes for MantaFest 2018.
www.MantaFest.com


MantaFest non-dSLR Winners

1st Place Compact Camera Division

BIG ANIMALS – Pierre Mineau
Mares Fusion Regulator, MV Octopus and Instrument Mission 1 gauge console
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MACRO Pierre Mineau
Light & Motion Gobi Light and a $500 Ikelite Gift Certificate
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CULTURE – Pierre Mineau
$500 Ikelite Gift Certificate and a Mares Torch EOS 4rz
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REEF SCENIC – Ann Donahue
Ikelite Gamma Flashlight, Mares Smart Dive Computer and a Mares Voyager Dive Bag
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BEHAVIOR – Pierre Mineau
Mares Power Plana Fins, Mares Cruise Back PackPro, Mares EOS 7rz Torch, Dive 1st Aid Sting Kit
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2nd Place Compact Camera Division

BIG ANIMALS – Woody, Manta
Mares Wave OH Fins, Essence Liquid Skin Mask, Ikelite Gamma Flashlight and a Mcnett Micro Fiber Towel
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MACRO – Elaine Lee
Mares Smart Dive Computer, Dive 1st Aid Sting Kit and an Ikelite Gamma flashlight
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CULTURE – Pierre Mineau
Mares Smart Dive Computer, GoPro Video Camera Stick and an Ikelite Gamma Flashlight
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REEF SCENIC – Diana Bullion
Mares Smart Dive Computer, Ikelite Gamma Flashlight and a Mcnett Micro Fiber Towel
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BEHAVIOR – Pierre Mineau
Mares Smart Dive Computer, Ikelight Gamma Flashlight and a GoPro Camera Stick
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3rd Place

BIG ANIMALS – Ann Donahue
Pelican Bring It Light and a Henderson Tee Shirt
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MACRO – Ann Donahue
Ikelight Tee Shirt and Ikelight Mask Strap
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CULTURE – Diana Bullion
Ikelite Tee Shirt and a Pelican Memory Card Case
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REEF SCENIC – Ann Donahue
Ikelite Tee Shirt and a Pelican Memory Card Case
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BEHAVIOR – Pierre Mineau3P_Mineau_Compact_Behavior_1_final
Hendersen Tee Shirt and a Pelican Ipad Air Case

Next Event Aug 25 – Sept 6th

Stay tuned for more information, updates from our sponsors and new prizes for MantaFest 2018.
www.MantaFest.com


MantaFest Grand Prizes

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BEST OF SHOW: Judy Bennet – 7-day Dive Damai trip to Raja Ampat.

Shot at Vertigo at our special “sunset shark split” shoot.


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BEST OF DSLR: Sheila Ott – 7-day Odyssey Adventures liveaboard in Truk Lagoon

Shot at Yap Caverns. This image was submitted in the “Behavior” category.


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BEST OF Compact Camera: Ann Donahue – 7-days diving at Aquanautic Elba

Shot at Vertigo. Two backtip reef sharks in the sun.


BEST VIDEO: Brad Peebles – 7-days Palau Siren liveaboard trip

Next Event Aug 25 – Sept 6th

Stay tuned for more information, updates from our sponsors and new prizes for MantaFest 2018.
www.MantaFest.com


David Fleetham at MantaFest

David Fleetham shot Santia sp Isopods at Yap Caverns on a grey sponge. These critters are 1mm in length, or less. Shot with Canon 5D MKIV, 100mm Macro with +5 and +10 diopters.

Looking at these with the naked eye, they appear as orange specks on grey sponges.

Yap Diving UW photography by David Fleetham

Yap Diving UW photography by David Fleetham

Yap Diving UW photography by David Fleetham

Yap Diving UW photography by David Fleetham

Yap Diving UW photography by David Fleetham


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