• Diving Malapascua

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    Malapascua

    Combine all the favourites from the Southern Visayas itinerary with a 2 day extension in Malapascua Island for thresher sharks, wrecks and more! 10-night and 12-night trips start in Mactan and culminate in Malapascua or vice versa.

    Visayas extension

    Extended Visayas trip to 10 or 12 nights, from

    3490

Malapascua, Philippines
S/Y Philippine Siren

When divers think of Malapascua they immediately think about thresher sharks and with almost guaranteed daily sightings on Monad Shoal it's not surprising. But there is more to Malapascua than just the threshers, especially when it's combined with the rest that the Visayas has to offer.

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Malapascua Dive sites

The following sites will also be visited during our Malapascua extension

Monad Shoal, Malapascua Island

Monad Shoal, Malapascua Island

Is one of the few dive spots in the World where the shy pelagic thresher sharks may be seen on a daily basis. Divers rest at approximately 25m (90ft) on the sandy bottom to watch the sharks approach and be cleaned. Other visitors to the shoal include manta, devil and eagle rays. Diving with Nitrox is recommended to enjoy extended bottom time.

Dona Marilyn, Malapascua Wrecks

Dona Marilyn, Malapascua Wrecks

Lying on her starboard side at a depth of 32m (110ft) this 100m (300ft) long passenger ferry is now a haven for marble and blue spotted stingrays and home to schools of sweetlips. Covered with corals and the remains of fishing nets she gives an eerie vibe to divers – not least because of the many people who lost their lives during her sinking more than 20 years ago. Guarding the wreckage is a resident giant moray eel and also commonly seen are large scorpion fish, lionfish and cuttlefish. Minimum depth 18m (60ft)

White Tip Alley, Gato Island

White Tip Alley, Gato Island

As the name suggests provides an almost guaranteed sighting of white tip reef sharks that enjoy their rest on the sand tucked under rocks and coral bommies. Other species found here include scorpion fish and seahorses. Pygmy seahorses may also be found too as well as whip coral shrimps which cling to the colourful whip corals adorning the overhangs of the island.

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