Manta Fest 2015 Winners

Best of Show

Dive Damai 7-day liveaboard trip – $7,500 grand prize: Jim Decker


Best of Class dSLR

Manta Ray Bay 7-day dive and hotel package – $1,450: Jim Decker


People, Land & Culture 1st Place – dSLR

Diver Design Titanium Jewelry: Judy Bennett


People, Land & Culture 2nd Place – dSLR

Mares EOS 7D Dive Light: Judy Bennett


Mandarinfish 1st Place – dSLR

Mares Air Control Alt Air Source and BC Inflator: Judy Bennett


Mandarinfish 2nd Place – dSLR

Mares X-Vision Mask and Snorkel: Sheila Ott


Reef Scenic 1st Place – dSLR

Mares Pro-Tec BCD: Judy Bennett


Reef Scenic 2nd Place – dSLR

Mares Dive Knife and Diver 1st Sting Relief Kit: Ken Sutherland


Macro 1st Place – dSLR

Mares Smart Dive Computer: Chris Forbes

Macro 2nd Place – dSLR

Mares Cruise Captain Roller Bag: Chris Forbes

Big Animals 1st Place – dSLR

Mares Fusion Regulator Set: Jim Decker


Big Animals 2nd Place – dSLR

Henderson 1.5m Full Wetsuit: Sheila Ott


Best of Class – non-dSLR

Manta Ray Bay Resort 7-day hotel and dive package – $1,450: Paolo Saita


People, Land & Culture non-dSLR

1st Place
Dive Design Titanium Jewery: Paolo Saita
2nd Place
Mares EOS 7D Dive Light: Diana Bullion

Mandarinfish non-dSLR

1st Place
Mares Air Control: Ann Donahue
2nd Place
Mares X-Vision Mask & Snorkel: Katja Jakobsen

Reef Scenic non-dSLR

1st Place
Mares Pro-Tec BC: Ann Donahue
2nd Place
Mares Dive Knife & Divers 1st Aid Sting Relief Kit: Diana Bullion

Macro non-dSLR

1st Place
Mares Smart Dive Computer: Ann Donahue
2nd Place
Mares Cruise Captain Roller Bag: Fred Hill

Big Animals non-dSLR

1st Place
Mares Fusion Regulator Set: Paolo Saita
2nd Place
Mares Cruise Captain Roller Bag: Fred Hill

2 thoughts on “Manta Fest 2015 Winners”

  1. Thanks to all staff for a great Mantafest 2015! Great diving, informative photo seminars,superb accomodation and hospitality, fun group of participants, incredible prizes, overall an event well worth attending. Will there be a full posting of winning photos made available somewhere?

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Availability & Reservations

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 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 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 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 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
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