Friday, May 21, 2010

Tim to Headline Yap Manta Fest

Join TIM ROCK for Mantas, Photos and Fun


4th Annual Manta Fest Photo Festival
Yap, Micronesia
September 4th — 14th 2010
Come rub elbows with the top underwater shooters in the world, experience great diving and have lots of fun.

The intention is for Manta Fest to evolve into an island-wide celebration involving other hotels and dive shops but for now, The Manta Ray Bay Resort is taking the lead in trying to establish this fun educational program where everyone is a winner.

Photojournalist Tim Rock

Photojournalist Tim Rock

Photo and Video Pros • Seminars • Photo Contest • Daily Presentations

Plus prizes like this full color, hard cover coffee table book below:

I'll be on hand as the professional digital still photographer and diving with my group. Andy Sallmon, Underwater and Marine Life Nature Photographer, will be at Manta Ray to also help our guests with any of their photographic and video needs. There will be nightly presentations on the big outdoor screen on the restaurant ship Mnuw as well as individual classroom seminars in the afternoons. The pros will also compile a presentation from our guests efforts to show on the last day with awards given to those participating.

Photo Contest

This year’s program will be a shootout with various categories:

•Grand prize in each category is going to be a 7 night/5 dive day trip back to Yap and the Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers.

•2nd Place in each category will be a copy of Tim Rock’s great photo album about Yap (a $139 value).

•3rd Place will be tee shirts, mask straps, and lots more goodies.

    * Mantas/Sharks
    * Macro
    * Behavior
    * Reef Scenics
    * Land/Culture and People.


Here's the deal:

A 7 night/5 dive day package is $1,359/person (Standard View Room), $1,439/person (Ocean View Room) and $1,779/person (Deluxe Ocean View Room).  This includes tax, airport transfers, 10 total dives and a complimentary daily breakfast. Additional dives are available and there will be one shark dive during the trip fro those interested.

To book your spot for Manta Fest 2010 via this site just click on my CONTACT link!

Attention European & Asian guests: Airfare Update

The Manta Ray Bay Resort has been working with Continental Airline to make it easier for European guests to travel to Yap and Palau. Now that Continental Airlines has become a Star Alliance member, European travelers can get to Yap on their preferred European Airline (Lufthansa, SAS, Swiss Air, Austrian Air & more.) Please join us for Manta Fest 2010! We also have deals from Manila and Tokyo for Asian guests.

Europeans can find out more about this airline deal here.


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