Manta Fest Prizes 2017

MantaFest Photography Festival and Image Contest is known for being a small personal event with top professionals hosting workshops and HUGE prizes being awarded for submitted images.

Bill has grown his photography event with new presenters and new prizes to take home.

This year is no exception and we’ll be sending our winning shooters on fabulous dive trips around the world.

Join us this year for a chance to win some of the hottest trips and gear in the world of diving.

Check it out: www.MantaFest.com

Dive Damai

The Best of Show Grand Prize winner will go on a ten-day liveaboard voyage aboard a luxury vessel navigated by Dive Damai. Choose from any of their regularly scheduled voyages in Raj Ampat.

Truk Odyssey

The Best dSLR in class winner will receive a seven-day dive and liveaboard package with Odyssey Adventures in Chuuk Lagoon for Wreck Diving.

Elba

The Best in class compact camera winner will receive a seven-day dive package by Aquanautic Elba, offering dives and dive courses in the Mediterranean for over 14 years, located in the idyllic bay of Morcone, a small village near the main centre of Capoliveri on the island of Elba, Italy.

Palau Siren

*New Video Prize! The Best Video Submission receives a voucher for a 7-day Palau liveaboard trip with the Siren Fleet. Diving Palau by liveaboard brings you to the far flung dive sites along with some of the most renowned sites of this tiny island chain aboard one of the most luxurious liveaboards there is.

Elba

The Best in class compact camera winner will receive a seven-day dive package by Aquanautic Elba, offering dives and dive courses in the Mediterranean for over 14 years, located in the idyllic bay of Morcone, a small village near the main centre of Capoliveri on the island of Elba, Italy.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Places and Honorable Mentions

Top of the line scuba gear:

  • $9,000 in Mares Gear!
  • Ikelite $500 Vouchers
  • Sola Light & Motion Dive and Photo lights
  • Ikelite Gamma Torches
  • Henderson Wetsuits
  • Blue Blocker Masks
  • Armor Gear bags

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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!
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
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