Drifting Through Manta Fest

Story and Photos by Tim Rock

Today we did a wild  5-in-1 drift starting at Magic Kingdom and ending at Yap Caverns and Lionfish Wall. Ai did some nice snorkeling in the Cavern Crevices and then we headed to Millennium.

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Photographers are starting to compile a nice portfolio of images as the dives continue. The macro images have been great with lots of various nudibranchs. Plus lots of great shark stuff.

We say good-bye tomorrow to Frank Schneider of Tauchen Magazine and his model Leda. It has been fun to hear his tales of the dive world and shoot some sharks with him. Manta’s Ray’s German rep Daniel Brinkman has been escorting Frank to the best places and they have turned out some amazing images.

Tonight is the “Human Auction”, which probably involves beer, and most great slideshows from the pros and videos from Manta Visions’ Peter Schneider.

More tomorrow!!

Tim of the Deep

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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
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
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