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Diving in Malapascua

Explore diving in Malapascua

As the sun peeks over the horizon at around 530am, a cluster of boats is preparing to dive in the middle of the Visayan sea. As you descend you find a world beneath, covered in colourful corals and and a multitude of fish awakening with the sunlight.

Control your buoyancy and your breathing and try to stay calm, but keep your eyes peeled and your camera at the ready... This location is where Thresher Sharks come to visit on a daily basis, to have their bodies cleaned of parasites and dead skin by the reef's resident cleaner fish of several different species.

If you're lucky, you'll glimpse the thresher shark approaching and if you stay still, and don't disturb the shark, they may circle around for more cleaning giving you the change to really get close and enjoy the experience.


When to dive in Malapascua

Monad Shoal is a great dive 365 days of the year

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Common marine life sightings for Malapascua

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By Ceres Liner Bus

At North Bus Terminal in Cebu City, there are loads of Ceres Liner buses that head to various destinations throughout Cebu. Hop on a bus headed to Maya. The trip will cost about 160PHP per person in a non-AC bus, around 180PHP for Ac and the journey will normally take between 5-6 hours. Ceres Liner departs Northern Bus Terminal about every 30 minutes starting at 1am.

Maya to Malapascua

Public ferries don’t run on a fixed schedule. The boat will leave whenever it is full – this can range anywhere from 10 minutes to a couple of hours, but seldom will you have to wait for more than an hour The public boat costs about Php150 per person but this price can vary.





Time Zone
220 V
Bar (bar)
A, B, C
English, Filipino, French
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
Domestic airports
Mactan Cebu Intl. (CEB)
International airports
Mactan Cebu Intl. (CEB)
Hyperbaric chamber
Cebu City
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