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#1 martysnyderman

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:26 PM

I just returned from being a judge at a photo event named Manta Fest in Yap (Micronesia). Other judges were Tim Rock, Ray Bullion and Frank Schneider. Much fun was had by all which means somewhere in the neighborhood of 35 to 40 attendees. My third trip to Yap. I love it. It is the most traditional of the major Micronesian Islands and the people are terrific. Same goes for the diving. Manta Fest certainly lived up to its name- lots and lots of mantas. Other good dives include a shark dive with gray reefs and blacktip reef sharks, a mandarinfish dive and some great walls that plummet to nowhere.

Dates for next year's Manta Fest have been set for late August and early September- two weeks. Hope to see you there!

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:35 PM

Thanks Marty! Is there a link where we can check out the winning images? I'd love to see what a group like that could do.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 09:51 PM

Ahhh Manta Ray Bay, what an excellent place, and truly amazing diving. The best thing is how they are so known for Mantas, yet its the reef diving that truly shocked my on a trip there. Very enjoyable, shark dive was great too!
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#4 Frank Schneider

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:40 PM

Hi Steve,
I'm Frank - one of the judges Marty did mention above.
I don't know (actually I don't think) that one can post images here. But you can have a look at the winner's photos clicking going that link:
http://www.mantaray.com/blog/
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#5 Steve Williams

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:13 PM

Thanks Frank! So how do I meet Judy Bennet, the lady won two years in a row?! Some wonderful images.

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#6 Frank Schneider

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:40 AM

Hi Steve,

I guess you could meet her - like many of us - on facebook.

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Thanks Frank! So how do I meet Judy Bennet, the lady won two years in a row?! Some wonderful images.

Cheers,
Steve



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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:48 AM

Thanks Frank,
Good to see you here on Wetpixel. Your website is a great example of how it should be done.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:14 PM

Never been there, oh but one of these days. Many of the images were just gorgeous. Hope you had a great time Marty.
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