The 12th Annual Manta Fest Photo Festival in Yap, Micronesia.

August 24th – September 8th, 2019
Manta Fest is a two-week photography workshop featuring some of diving’s top professionals with up to 5 dives a day, afternoon classes and evening presentations.

All inclusive packages including room, 3, 5 or 11 days of two tank diving, shark split phot, cultural and land shoots, daily breakfast, dinner, island tour with beach BBQ, local dinner buffet on Friday, late check out, photography workshops, professional training, photo contest entry, WiFi, round-trip transfers and taxes.

4 nights with 3 dive days from $1,039.00 per person

7 nights with 5 days of diving from $ 1709.00 per person

14 nights with 11 days of diving from 3,239.00 per person

2019 Photo Contest Categories

Digital SLR
Big Animals
Reef Scenic
Compact Cameras
Big Animals
Reef Scenic


Best submission

Best of Show Grand Prize – $7,000 Value!
The Best of Show Grand Prize winner will go on a ten-day liveaboard voyage aboard a luxury vessel navigated by Dive Damai. Choose from any of their regularly scheduled voyages in Raj Ampat.

Dive Damai II (boat)

Best Video – $3,950 Value!
The Best in class winner will receive a voucher for a 7 day Palau OR Chuuk Liveaboard trip with the Siren Fleet.

Best in Class Compact – $1,450 Value!
The Best in class winners will receive a seven-day dive and hotel package at Manta Ray Bay Resort.

Manta Ray Bay (dive boats)

Manta Fest is a dive party for photographers of all levels. The workshop portion and one-on-one time with the pros allow beginning and experienced shooters to grow their creative edge.

Workshops on gear, exposure scenarios, histograms, post-capture production and some of the latest tips and tricks that only top shooters know, happen daily … sometimes even in the pool over a microbrew.

Yap Island is a big animal sanctuary with resident populations of manta rays and reef sharks as well as mating mandarin fish. Daily manta, shark, and macro dives.

For daily media of today’s conditions:

Photography above and below the surface. This is an amazing opportunity to engage and interact with Yap’s colorful traditional culture and people.