Diving

Malapascua really does have it all when it comes to diving!

Malapascua is known for some of the best shark diving in the Philippines, famous for the thresher sharks which can be seen at any time of year at Monad Shoal and Kemod Shoal. This area is reputedly the only place in the world where the thresher shark can be seen within recreational diver limits on a regular basis.

Exotic’s owners Dik and Cora de Boer carried out the first encounters with the thresher sharks in 1997. Later, film crews and dive magazines from all over the world came to visit Malapascua and Exotic just to see this phenomenon.

At other times of the year it is also possible to encounter schooling hammerheads and giant manta rays that also frequent the cleaning stations at Monad and Kemod Shoal.

Malapascua also has a reputation for first class macro diving. It is almost guaranteed that you will witness, amongst other things, a plethora of nudibranch, frog fish, mandarin fish, cuttle fish, sea horses, sea moths, octopus, gunards and pipefish diving with us.

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This just a selection of the amazing marine life you will find around Malapascua