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Of all the dive destinations in the Philippines, it is without doubt that Malapascua is the nearest thing to your minds eye view of the perfect tropical island; blue skies, azure blue seas, beautiful white sand beach, palm trees, no noise and pollution… It’s a beautiful little island.

The Island is small enough to walk around in maybe a couple of hours, in which doing so you’ll come across a few small villages, where in the late afternoon you’ll see the kids playing with their skipping ropes, the teenagers playing basketball, the fathers sat around drinking Tanduay and the mothers doing the laundry, looking after the kids, working in the sari sari store, doing the cooking and all at the same time…

About Diving

Malapascuas claim to fame in two words is… thresher sharks. The dive site close to Malapascua called Monad Shoal is the only place in the world where you can predictably see thresher sharks being cleaned early in the morning. We have had some incredible dives here and for us, this is truly awesome.

Good to know

  • Best time of year: Diving all year round, but best between February and July
  • Dive Qualification: You'll need Advanced Open Water to see the Thresher Sharks. Nitrox comes into its own here too.
  • Favourite dive sites: Sacrilege not to dive Monad Shoal while you're there.
  • Off gas day: Take a walk around the island and see the villagers living their lives. You'll see more than a thousand smiles.
  • Sunset drinks: Tepanee Beach Resort bar
  • Try food at: So many good restaurants including Angelina's, Craic House, La Isla Bonita...
  • Local Highlights: Day Trips out to Gato Island and Kalanggaman Island.

Malapascua – on the map


Resorts and Dive Centres


Guide Price

650

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic transfers

Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort

Pioneers of diving in Malapascua, we wouldn’t have had amazing experiences with the Thresher Sharks had it not been for the owners Dik and Cora setting up shop here. Exotic is a very well run and organised resort, just by looking around you can see that things are quite a bit higher in quality than you...


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Guide Price

715

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic transfers

Evolution

   Centre of excellence for all things diving, especially Technical and Rebreather. With the best Irish whiskey collection in the Philippines, evenings are taken care of in the award winning Craic House too. We like Evolution, we like Evolution a lot. Not just because the resort is on the quiet end of Bounty Beach and has...


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Guide Price

715

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic transfers

Tepanee Beach Resort

      Tepanee Beach Resort is quite possibly the best kept secret of Malapascua, with high quality rooms at very affordable prices, 2 restaurants serving some of the best food on the island and the best location for sunset cocktails on their private beach. Once again TripAdvisor has confirmed what we already knew. This is...


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