Manta Fest 2014 – Fotos da Primeira Semana

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Fechando a primeira semana da Manta Fest tivemos uma noite de apresentações no Crow´s Nest Bar, com os palestrantes comentando as fotos dos participantes – e, é claro, a projeção de algumas das super fotos dos profissionais aqui em Yap e em suas outras viagens mais recentes.

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Nossos convidados estão organizando workshops e sessões noturnas de fotos, e fazendo muitas notas durante o café da manhã para ensinar histogramas e pós-produção. Qualquer questão que você tenha sobre algum tópico de fotografia sub está ou coberta em algum dos workshops, ou a resposta estará disponível nas conversas do bar, no pier ou nos barcos de mergulho. Uma das grandes vantagens da Manta Fest é a disponibilidade total dos palestrantes profissionais para conversar e atender um por um dos participantes… os pequenos grupos de mergulho e as mesas de bar ao ar livre são características bacanas daqui de Yap que fazem de seu aprendizado para se transformar num fotógrafo melhor também algo muito divertido.

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Todo mundo está voltando dos mergulhos com fotos muito boas do ambiente, dos animais e de comportamentos interessantes. Temos mantas “sobrevoando” mergulhadores, bocarras de tubarão posando para câmeras, nudibrânquios fazendo o que sempre fazem e muita ação com peixes sendo desembarcado no pier três vezes por dia.

Davis está testando vídeo MKIII em Mi´l Channel; o Frank tem feito um safári de animais grandes a cada dia; e o Marty está garimpando missões de alvos selecionados em Yap Caverns com Anthias limpadores. Todo esse trabalho está sendo mostrado nos workshops e nas projeções noturnas. Aqui estão alguns poucos exemplos tirados do Facebook do Frank.

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O Manta Ray Bay vai ficar um pouco mais lotado hoje com 16 hóspedes chegando de Palau esta noite. Neste ano resolvemos adicionar categorias para Foto Noturna e Peixes-Mandarim (nossos vizinhos aqui a três minutos do pier) dando a cada participante de divisão cinco chances de ganhar alguma premiação.

As saídas dos barcos estão organizadas de acordo com as marés, e com isso vamos ter água ainda mais clara à medida em que os dias avançam. Vamos ver Vertigo em uma manhã de visibilidade máxima, e pretendemos fazer longos drifts para dentro de Mi´l Channel a partir do azul.

Todos os dias há um barco para fazer animais grandes, um macro e um do recife externo deixando o pier, com os pisos cheios de câmeras e bandos de visitantes sorridentes.

Vamos ir postando aqui mais resultados fotográficos do pessoal, assim que… fiquem ligados em nosso Blog!

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Jendrik Schroeder
Jendrik Schroeder
15:18 15 Jun 19
It´s an excellent diving and a wonderfull cultural experience to visit Yap. The Manta Ray Bay resort provides you with friendly and skilled staff both in diving and in the hotel department. The underwater world is extremely beautifull and the island culture very interesting to explore! I enjoyed both the diving and the cultural experience to the maximum !!!!!read more
Chris Mars
Chris Mars
18:28 26 Mar 19
This is my home island.. Iam just giving it 5 star review cuz i miss home.. Feels like forever since I Last visitedread more
stacey blake
stacey blake
16:26 20 Mar 19
Beautiful resort and location, small and quaint with very attentive service from wonderful staff who were extremely friendly and helpful, and knew everyone's name (travelled with a group of 20 people) within the first day. Yap Divers staff were amazing, we were even offered hot tea during our surface intervals with some delicious snacks, and they ensured we had the best possible dive experience on each dive. I would return to this gorgeous island and absolutely stay at Manta Bay Resort again, it's well worth the trip!read more
Shaun Suliol
Shaun Suliol
11:48 12 Mar 19
The staff made sure our every needs were met! They were accommodating to my groups weird requests. We felt spoiled. They even remember our names. No where else but in Yap at the Manta Ray!read more
Doreen Korbl
Doreen Korbl
19:09 10 Mar 19
incredible service, special thanks to Ruud the resort manager
Michael Fusco
Michael Fusco
04:49 22 Jan 19
MantaRayBay Resort, is THE dive resort. It is so obvious that this place was designed for divers, BY divers. The concept that all of the guests are part of the resort family seems to be the cornerstone of MRB Resort. The dive service is top notch; the wait staff spot-on, the resort staff super friendly and attentive. The dive sites are great, especially the southern walls, and of course the cleaning stations visited so often by the Manta Rays. I have gone scuba diving all over western Asia and the Caribbean, and MRB Resort is at the top!read more
Deb Roy-Stothart
Deb Roy-Stothart
13:55 06 Dec 18
The highest level of dive service ever experienced! Fabulous dive operation from crew, boats, snacks, hot tea and water, warm towels etc. etc. and of course the Manta Rays!! Thank you for making my 100th dive so memorable. Accommodations 5 star! Food was fabulous! Can't say enough about this beautiful Island and it's people. Loved Yap! Deb & Glenn, London, Ontarioread more
Jan Toman
Jan Toman
22:14 02 Nov 18
Great! GREAT! GREAT! Lovely place, lovely staff, great location for divers!
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
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
Jonathan Gapith
Jonathan Gapith
10:31 19 Sep 18
Best dive resort around, amazingly friendly staff and great food on the mnuw
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
Emily Caquelin
Emily Caquelin
04:10 02 Aug 18
Manta Ray Bay Resort is a great dive resort with extremely hospitable staff.
William Myers
William Myers
21:01 21 Jul 18
Great hotel. Have stayed twice.
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
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