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Manta Fest

Yap’s 13th annual Photography Festival

Photo COntest

Enter your best shots for chances to win.

Photo workshop

Get tips from the pros & hone your skills

Manta Fest 2020

Don’t miss Yap’s biggest photo festival of the year.

13th Annual
MantaFest
Photo Festival

  Yap, FSM

  Dates: Aug 31-Sep 13, 2020

  4 Nights / 6 Dives
  7 Nights / 10 Dives
  11 Nights / 18 Dives
  14 Nights / 22 Dives

Included

  • Hotel room w/ late check-out
  • 2-tank dive days
  • Nitrox
  • Participation in photo contest
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Evening Media Presentations
  • Shark split photo opportunity
  • Land/culture photo opportunities
  • Beach BBQ
  • 1/2 day land/culture tour
  • Local dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Wake-up service with coffee and tea

Optional

  • Airfare (roundtrip from Guam)
  • 3rd dive/day upgrade

 

Not included

  • Gear other than tanks, weights, and weight belt (available to rent).
  • Meals other than those listed.
  • Airport departure Fee. Paid in cash at the airport upon departure: $20 /person

Photo Contest Categories

Digital SLR

  • Big Animals
  • Behavior
  • Land/Culture
  • Macro
  • Fish/Creature Portrait
  • Open / Creative

Compact Cameras

  • Big Animals
  • Behavior
  • Land/Culture
  • Macro
  • Fish/Creature Portrait
  • Open / Creative

Video

  • Best Submission

Beginner

  • Best Beginner Photo

 Photo Workshops

  • Lightroom work flow
  • Brushes and filters in Lightroom
  • Individual courses for film editing
  • Drone Flying for Photo and Video
  • Lightroom to Photoshop workflow
  • Histograms explained
  • Shooting Wide Angle
  • Shooting Yap, Sharks, Mantas and Culture

Gear from leading manufactures of diving and photo equipment:

  • Regulators, computers, BCDs, gauges, wetsuits, knives, dive lights, masks, fins and gear bags!
  • Ikelite Vouchers
  • Ikelite Gamma Torches
  • Sola Light & Motion Dive and Photo lights
  • Henderson Wetsuits
  • Blue Blocker Masks
  • Armor Gear bags
  • 3rd dive/day upgrade (includes lunch)
  • Ocean View room upgrade
  • Deluxe Ocean View room upgrade

4 night / 6 dives from: $1099

7 night / 10 dives from: $1789

11 night / 18 dives from: $2839

14 night / 22 dives from: $3479

+ Include Airfare: Inquire for current rates

Prices are per person and include tax. Singles booking at the Double rate may be roomed with other singles of the same sex. 30% surcharge for guaranteed single occupancy.

Prices and availability are subject to change without prior notice.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
  • Diving (2 dives/day)
  • Nitrox
  • Breakfast
  • Wi-fi
  • Late Checkout
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Complete Manta Fest program

Optional:

  • Airfare (roundtrip from Guam)
  • 3rd dive/day upgrade

Flights

  • Guam to Yap flights depart:
    WED @ 1230am
    SUN @ 1230am
  • Yap to Guam flights depart
    SUN @ 300am
    WED @ 300am