Manta Ray Bay Resort
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    The Manta Blog

    Here you can keep up-to-date with the latest events, trips, news, and everything else going on at The Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers.

    Staff Spotlight: Lee

    Posted by on February 10, 2020
    For those of you who have stayed/dived with us, Lee is the first Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers team member you’ll meet after having cleared Immigration and Customs. She is always in the “Welcome to Yap”-mode and her friendly smile let's you forget it’s 2:30 in the morning when you arrive. Lee, or...

    David Fleetham Blackwater Photos

    Posted by on October 1, 2019
    Blackwater diving is underway in Yap. Thank you David Fleetham for contributing these takes and being on our first blackwater explorations. These initial expedition dives were conducted off of Yap's East coast several miles offshore in thousands of feet of water. Yap is unique in that it sits on the rim of the Marianas Trench,...

    NEW Manta Ray IDs

    Posted by on September 25, 2019
    Manta Ray Research cont... the Yap manta ray ID database just grew by two. These photos help unveil the lives of these mysterious animals and have guided local conservation and protective regulation development with Yap's manta ray and shark sanctuary laws. Marine animal ID database records the location, time and a status report of the...

    MantaFest 2019 Winners

    Posted by on September 8, 2019
    MantaFest 2023 - BEST OF SHOW: Sheila Ott overall winning photo was "squid cannibalism" of a pelagic diamond head squid eating another one of it's own species. Shot at night over 1 mile offshore on a blackwater dive at 35ft. Grand Prize:10-day Dive Damai Liveaboard Trip plus a Mares USB Keychain and an Akona...

    MantaFest Photo School 2019

    Posted by on August 25, 2019
    We are underway with the 11th Annual MantaFest photography and video festival. Bill, his entire crew and this year's panel of presenting photographers; Ray Bullion (USA), David Fleetham (Canada), Frank Schneider (Germany), Tim Rock (Guam), Brad Holland (USA) and Andy Schumacher (Germany) will be hosting two weeks of photography and video training as well as...

    Photo/Video Workshops 2019

    Posted by on July 3, 2019
    Summer season in Yap includes our annual Photo/Video workshop event, MantaFest where the resort is bustles all day with diving, good times and photo/video training. Our daily workshop schedule is being tuned up and we thought we'd share some of highlights. Frank Schneider - Mixing sunlight and strobes the easy way - Model & people...

    Demo Cameras for MantaFest

    Posted by on May 7, 2019
    Ikelite is sponsoring demo camera systems at this year's MantaFest photo & video workshops - Aug 24th - Sept 8th you can dive Yap with an Olympus TG-5 in an Ikelite housing. This system is highly respected for it's performance in shooting macro subjects with Olympus' microscope mode. During all of the dive days at...


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    2018 MantaFest Champions

    Posted by on September 14, 2018
    Best of Show - Jim Decker Best in Class dSLR - Dan Norton Best in Class Compact - Lee Shinwoong

    2018 MantaFest dSLR Winners

    Posted by on September 14, 2018
    Big Animals First Place - Jim Decker Second Place - Dan Norton Third Place - Chris Forbes Honorable Mention - Chris Forbes Reef Scenic First Place - Ken Sutherland Second Place - Chris Forbes Third Place - Chris Forbes Honorable Mention - Jim Decker Macro First Place - Jim Decker Second Place - Jim Decker...

    2018 MantaFest Winners Compact

    Posted by on September 14, 2018
    Big Animals First Place - Ann Donahue Second Place - Lee Shinwoong Third Place - Lee Shinwoong Honorable Mention - Ann Donahue Behavior First Place - Julie Nefczyk Second Place - Ann Donahue Third Place - Ann Donahue Honorable Mention - Jimwoong Kim People, Island & Culture First Place - Diana Bullion Second Place -...
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