16TH Annual Mantafest Event & Introducing Our Newest Festival
We are extremely excited to be open again and have the privilege of welcoming back our friends and making new ones. The excitement just continues to grow with our upcoming 16th annual MantaFest (August 26 – September 9th, 2023) event and being able to have our photo/video pros back home with us along with all of our MantaFest family. We are fortunate to have our various sponsors continue their support of this event and are anxious to see which of you will be among the lucky winners for this year’s MantaFest. Please visit our website at mantafest.com to see what we have in store for this year’s MantaFest Event.
This year is proving to be taking us in the right direction, with weekly flights commencing at the beginning of this month, covid restrictions on the island relaxing making the environment a lot more tourist-friendly, and the ability for us to introduce our new festival, BlackWaterFest. We will be hosting this event along with Mike Bartick, a world-renowned underwater photographer specializing in blackwater diving and photography.
BlackWaterFest will be a two-week event running September 9th through the 23rd, with manta diving during the day and blackwater by night. Each night, guests will explore the water over some of the deepest parts. of the Pacific Ocean. We will be doing two dives a night near the Yap Trench which reaches depths of over 9,000 meters. It will be a chance to discover exotic creatures of the deep blue which are rarely seen and you’ll get to experience their sighting in their natural habitat.
BlackWaterFest will help enhance your camera skills through daily photo seminars during the day before applying them on evening dives. This exceptional experience will change your outlook on the ocean’s wonders and will give you an up-close insight into her dark secrets.
If you would like to do both events, we are offering a special combo discount but if you can’t afford to spend four weeks with us, you can still enjoy the best of our two events by combining a week of each event to get the most of what Yap has to offer. Please visit our website at blackwaterfest.com to see what we have to offer for our newest event.
A few one and two-liners I’ve collected over time.
COOL MESSAGE BY A WIFE: “Dear Mother-in-law, Don’t teach me how to handle my children. I am living with one of yours and he needs a lot of improvement!”
When a married man says, “I WILL THINK ABOUT IT”, what he really means is that he doesn’t know his wife’s opinion yet.
A bookseller conducting a market survey asked a woman, “Which book has helped you most in your life?”
The woman replied, “My husband’s checkbook!!”
A prospective husband in a bookstore: “Do you have a book called ‘Husband – the Master of the House?'”
Salesgirl: “Sir, fiction and comics are on the 1st floor!”