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Malapascua: Advance Divers Shark Dive & Optional Transfer

Activity provider: Thresher Shark Divers

Malapascua: Advance Divers Shark Dive & Optional Transfer

Activity provider: Thresher Shark Divers

From US$ 29.97 per person

Dive at the only place in the world where the elusive thresher shark can be seen every day, Malapascua Island. Marvel at these glorious creatures on an early morning dive for AOW Divers only.

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Duration 20 hours - 3 days
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Live tour guide
Tagalog, English
Pickup optional
Your location in Cebu or Mactan. Optional add-on for pickup from Moalboal or Santander.


  • Dive into the waters of Malapascua Island, a heaven for scuba divers seeking marine life adventures
  • Observe the rarely seen thresher shark, often in close proximity
  • Admire an array of sea creatures, such as large rays, frogfish, and whitetip reef sharks
  • Benefit from the guidance of experienced dive pros leading the program safely and enjoyably
  • Opt to include convenient pickup and drop-off from Cebu or Mactan
Full description
With their big eyes and long tails, thresher sharks are some of the planet’s most attractive sharks — and Malapascua Island is the only place where you can see them every day. Choose this shark dive for Advanced Open Water divers to watch these spectacular creatures at Monad Shoal in a group of no more than 15 people. After meeting at the diving center, hop on a spacious banca boat out to Monad Shoal. Once there, dive to depths of between 16–30 meters (52.5–98.4 feet) with an experienced PADI Divemaster to spot thresher sharks. Enjoy the chance to also see other exotic marine life, such as whitetip reef sharks, grey sharks, devil rays, blue-ringed octopus, ornate ghost pipefish, frogfish, and a huge variety of nudibranchs and shrimps. Return to the original meeting point after about 2 hours, just in time for breakfast. Please note that SCUBA diving equipment is not included in the program so please select it upon check-out as an add-on if needed. Since the dive is early in the morning, it is recommended to arrive at the island the day before. Cebu or Mactan pickup and drop-off can be provided upon option selection.
  • Tank
  • Weights
  • Boat ride to diving sites
  • Coffee, tea, and drinking water on the boat
  • Professional PADI Divemaster
  • Transfer from Cebu City and Mactan (if one of the pickup/drop-off options selected)
  • Equipment rental 350 Philippine Pesos (PHP) per dive
  • Nitrox 350 PHP per dive
  • Marine park fee 400 PHP per dive
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
  • Divers without certification
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

You will need to stay on Malapascua Island the night before (Not in Cebu) as it is not possible to get there this early in the morning. Please contact us directly in advance to find out exact departure time as this varies day to day, it is usually between 5am and 6am. Please come and see us the day before to do paperwork and sort equipment. If you are not able to do this contact us to make alternate arrangements.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Diving certification

Know before you go

  • This program is only for Advanced Open Water Divers
  • This is an advanced dive, and so if you have not done many dives and/or have not dived recently, you may need to do a check-dive or refresher the day before
  • Malapascua Island is 5–6 hours away from Cebu City and Mactan. Please choose one of the Cebu/Mactan pickup and drop-off options if you are staying in these regions
  • For the options without pickup and drop-off, you must stay on the island the night before the dive as it is at 5 AM
  • Diving time could change depending on weather conditions. Please check-in at the dive shop on arrival the day before to confirm the dive time, and also to register and sort equipment
  • This tour will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Taking a flight within 24 hours after diving is not recommended

Product ID: 319413