November 29, 2011

Thresher Shark

Malapascua’s most famous visitor!

The Pelagic Thresher Shark spends most of its time in the deep waters of the continential slopes and thus are not often seen by recreational divers. However, Malapascua has Monad Shoal and Kemod Shoal – two underwater islands close to deep water trenches which are cleaning stations for these sharks and other animals.

The Thresher Sharks come up from their normal deep water habitat to get cleaned, and reputadly these shoals are the only known places in the world where Thresher Sharks can be regularly seen at recreational diver depths.

Here at Exotic Dive Resort we run daily dive trips to these sites for the chance to see the Thresher Sharks. Any visit to Malapascua should not be without a visit to either Monad Shoal or Kemod Shoal for a chance in a lifetime!

Here’s a video shot by our Dive Shop Manager, 2014