Malapascua is a tiny island in the Philippines with a big reputation that is all too well deserved. A diving holiday in Malapascua mixes up big fish sightings with macro and muck diving against a backdrop of flourishing soft corals. The star of the show are the thresher sharks. Normally shy and elusive, the Exotic Resort has a proven track record for getting you closer and witnessing behaviours seldom seen before! Hammerheads and manta can also be seen. When you are not looking for the big fish, spend an hour or two on one of the many gorgeous reef dives.
Exotic Resort are proud to have been the first centre on the island to regularly dive with Malapascua's famous thresher sharks. They have even created a specialty focusing purely on these beautiful sharks. The dive centre has been recognised for their conservation efforts by the government and given a prestigious award to mark their hard work. Exotic Resort are the island's only 5* PADI IDC centre as well as well as being a fully technical resort with nitrox on tap too. So no matter what level of diver training you need, the hard working team will take you through to certification with a smile along the way.
- 5* PADI IDC centre
- DSAT Technical training
- Thresher Shark distinctive specialty
- House reef
- Fleet of bancas & speedboat
Most divers will take their first breaths underwater at Malapascua on the house reef. Here there is plenty of marine life, with a gently sloping seabed. Dotted around you will find jeeps and artificial reefs that only draw yet more fish in. Soft corals grow in abundance. Certified divers will then normally move onto boat diving, with Monad Schoal and the lure of the thresher sharks calling. There are 6 boats on the ever expanding fleet. These are a range of traditional and stable bancas and speedboats. Dive sites are on average under 50 minutes from the resort but there are special trips arranged to the more remote Calangaman Island or Nunez Shoal.
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