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    16TH Annual Mantafest Event & Introducing Our Newest Festival BlackwaterFest

    Posted by Manta Ray Bay Resort on May 24, 2023 in Bill's Updates | BlackwaterFest | Manta Fest | Yap Divers
    MantaFest 2023 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 […]

    Yap Coral Reef Restoration

    Posted by on August 16, 2018 in Yap Divers
    Yap Divers started an in-house coral reef restoration project with several nursery trees getting setup at Slow n Easy, our nearest channel and famed macro dive site. Fast-growing branching coral colony samples are hanging in the new nursery, several species of staghorn corals were selected to seed this initiative. When you are diving Yap, check […]

    20% Discount across-the-board on Manta Fest Event

    Posted by on June 14, 2016 in Yap Divers
    To celebrate this year’s Manta Fest event in the middle of our 30th Anniversary Year we have decided to give a 20% discount across the board on all our Hotel/Dive-packages*, straight from Bill. Where normally special promotions cannot be combined we like to share our 30-years success with divers being able to profit both from […]

    Splits at Manta Fest 2016

    Posted by on March 30, 2016 in Yap Divers
    Want to learn how to capture split images? Steven Miller with Ikelite Photo School will be hosting advanced workshops on shooting split images at this year’s Manta Fest photography festival. We will have special photographic dive plans that will provide participants with the opportunity to shoot exactly what we learn in the workshops and bring home […]

    Macro at the Caverns

    Posted by on March 28, 2016 in Yap Divers
    Welcome to Yap Caverns – our best wall diving, swim-throughs and macro shooting. These photos were taken on one dive this afternoon when I hopped on a third-tank boat last-minute. No matter how you do the Caverns, it’s usually good, and it generally gives you everything but the cleaning manta rays, from big to small. I always […]

    As Fotos Vencedoras da Manta Fest 2015

    Posted by on October 30, 2015 in Yap Divers
    Durante o PADI Festival 2015 em São Paulo e em muitas consultas que os amigos mergulhadores nos fazem, sempre surge a pergunta: “o que mais há para ver em Yap além das mantas?” Bem, essa seleção das fotos vencedoras de nosso evento anual de imagens, Manta Fest, dá uma bela ideia da diversidade natural E […]

    Manta Fest 2015 Topside

    Posted by on September 7, 2015 in Yap Divers
    Here’s some topside shooting action and the photographic scenarios that are available here in Yap all year and a special shoot setup for the first time for this year’s Manta Fest. One of the very special things about Yap is that the culture is real and it’s very much alive. One of the most colorful […]

    Manta Fest 2015 Kickoff

    Posted by on September 7, 2015 in Yap Divers
    We kicked off our annual photographer party with old and new friends, great weather and excellent diving conditions. This marks the start of two weeks of custom dive plans, photography workshops and one-on-one training with some of the best-in-the-world shooters who come here to help you grow your skills in and out of the water. […]

    Summertime is the right time

    Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Yap Divers
    Diving season is upon us. Right when the manta mating action cools down, the wind calms and the whole island opens up with flat seas and clear water. We have rays cleaning in the lagoon, sharks strafing the wall at Vertigo and miles of barrier reef to dive until the trade winds pick up in […]

    Super Typhoon Maysack

    Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Yap Divers
      Super typhoon Maysack was a category 5 system that passed through Yap state with sustained 160 mph winds and 25-30 foot storm waves. Several of Yap State’s islands were effected and two were hit directly by the super storm, Ulithi Atoll and Fais. Yap Island was within 50 miles of Maysack’s path and received a […]

    Manta Ray Rockstars

    Posted by on November 28, 2014 in Yap Divers
    Here’s three of our manta party scientists who you can ride shotgun in the office with this February. Julie, Ana and Mark will be hosting the citizen science symposium and managing field research assignments as well as be your workshop and media presenters. This going to be more than mantas – the event’s itinerary includes 16 dives, night, […]

    Citizen Science Week

    Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Yap Divers
    Manta Trusts’ Manta Mania in Micronesia! A truly special manta ray event will be hosted the first week of February in cooperation with Manta Trust. Leading manta ray and shark scientists will be hosting a citizen science field research symposium in Yap where guests will participate in scientific assignments and learn from the world’s top researchers […]

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