MantaFest 2017

V55A2683-2-EditCelebrate our 10th annual MantaFest photo and video festival – this year will be our biggest workshop with our best line up of presenting professionals and the most prizes we’ve ever given away.

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August 26th – September 10th are the dates for the next MantaFest photography festival in Yap.

Our presenter line up is Frank Schneider freelance photographer and writer in Germany, Steven Miller from Ikelite Photo School, David Fleetham freelance photographer from Hawaii, Tim Rock freelance photographer from Guam, Ray Bullion freelance photographer from California and Andy Shumacher from Schumacher films Germany.

We’ll have a rich program this year featuring photo and video workshops and contest categories. Come learn from top industry professionals who will be presenting their tricks of the trade and providing one-on-one training with everything underwater photography.

Learn about new gear, advanced shooting techniques, post capture processing with Lightroom and Photoshop. Shoot and edit side by side with professionals throughout the two week event – everyone goes home a better photographer!

This year we have a NEW best of class prize, one week on the Chuuk Odyssey liveaboard that will compliment our best of show with Dive Damai prize – we’ll also be giving away a dive package at Manta Ray Bay Resort.

Ikelite is sponsoring the contest with two $500 gift certificates and several of their new Gamma torches, expect to see a couple of sets of Mares dive gear being handed out at the awards ceremony.

mf21All-inclusive MantaFest packages for 4, 7 or 14 night stays start at (standard room)
from: $1,339, $2,229 or $3,829!

  • Hotel room
  • 3, 5 or 11 dive days (2-tank)
  • Mandarinfish dive
  • Night dive
  • Afternoon macro dive
  • Nitrox
  • Sunset split shoots
  • Culture/Land shoots
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Island tour followed by Beach BBQ
  • Local Dinner Buffet on Friday
  • Late check-out
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Photography Workshops
  • Professional Training
  • Photo Contest Entry
  • Evening Media Presentations
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Wake-up service with coffee and tea



We will email you the best possible routes and flights to Yap that you can book.

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