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Malapascua is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Malapascua, Visayas, Philippines. This dive site has an average rating of 4.50 out of 5 from 6 scuba divers. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills.

Malapascua Island is situated in the Visayan Sea, located across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island. Malapascua is a tiny island, only about 2.5 kilometers long and 1 km wide, and has eight hamlets.

As a diving destination, Malapascua was "discovered" fairly recently, only in the early 90s. The island was first known for its wide white sand beach, known as Bounty Beach; it has also become known for its beautiful coral gardens and excellent dive spots nearby, including Monad Shoal, an underwater plateau where thresher sharks and manta rays can be sighted on a regular basis. To date, this is the only place in the world where divers can reliably sight thresher sharks.

Most of the islanders derive their livelihood from tourism, while some still rely on subsistence fishing and farming.


mikhailm - 6/12/2015 7:22 PM
Rating Added: 5
Very nice experience and encounter with the Thresher Sharks
Gorabella - 3/02/2015 7:18 PM
I went scuba diving here on 2/2/2015. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Gorabella - 3/02/2015 7:10 PM
I went scuba diving here on 2/2/2015. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Gorabella - 3/02/2015 7:05 PM
I went scuba diving here on 2/2/2015. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Gorabella - 3/02/2015 5:37 PM
Rating Added: 5
Eniko - 11/28/2013 10:16 PM
Rating Added: 5
So far the best dive site I’ve seen in the Philippines, meeting the thresher sharks early in the morning at Moal Shoal, dusk diving with pigmy sea horses and mandarin fish, and everything one can imagine, in between. Blue-spotted sting rays, frogfish, and all the usual coral fish, plus fabulous corals.