MantaFest non-dSLR Winners

1st Place Compact Camera Division

BIG ANIMALS – Pierre Mineau
Mares Fusion Regulator, MV Octopus and Instrument Mission 1 gauge console

MACRO Pierre Mineau
Light & Motion Gobi Light and a $500 Ikelite Gift Certificate

CULTURE – Pierre Mineau
$500 Ikelite Gift Certificate and a Mares Torch EOS 4rz

REEF SCENIC – Ann Donahue
Ikelite Gamma Flashlight, Mares Smart Dive Computer and a Mares Voyager Dive Bag

BEHAVIOR – Pierre Mineau
Mares Power Plana Fins, Mares Cruise Back PackPro, Mares EOS 7rz Torch, Dive 1st Aid Sting Kit

2nd Place Compact Camera Division

BIG ANIMALS – Woody, Manta
Mares Wave OH Fins, Essence Liquid Skin Mask, Ikelite Gamma Flashlight and a Mcnett Micro Fiber Towel

MACRO – Elaine Lee
Mares Smart Dive Computer, Dive 1st Aid Sting Kit and an Ikelite Gamma flashlight

CULTURE – Pierre Mineau
Mares Smart Dive Computer, GoPro Video Camera Stick and an Ikelite Gamma Flashlight

REEF SCENIC – Diana Bullion
Mares Smart Dive Computer, Ikelite Gamma Flashlight and a Mcnett Micro Fiber Towel
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BEHAVIOR – Pierre Mineau
Mares Smart Dive Computer, Ikelight Gamma Flashlight and a GoPro Camera Stick

3rd Place

BIG ANIMALS – Ann Donahue
Pelican Bring It Light and a Henderson Tee Shirt

MACRO – Ann Donahue
Ikelight Tee Shirt and Ikelight Mask Strap

CULTURE – Diana Bullion
Ikelite Tee Shirt and a Pelican Memory Card Case
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REEF SCENIC – Ann Donahue
Ikelite Tee Shirt and a Pelican Memory Card Case

BEHAVIOR – Pierre Mineau3P_Mineau_Compact_Behavior_1_final
Hendersen Tee Shirt and a Pelican Ipad Air Case

Next Event Aug 25 – Sept 6th

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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
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