Holiday Reference: TRP 38048

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Malapascua Island has an impressive reputation for such a small location. The diving in Malapascua is most famous for its thresher sharks, but it is also one of our staff favourites. Looking for laid back long haul diving at affordable prices? Then l ...

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Malapascua Island has an impressive reputation for such a small location. The diving in Malapascua is most famous for its thresher sharks, but it is also one of our staff favourites. Looking for laid back long haul diving at affordable prices? Then look no further! The experienced dive team have an impressive reputation for finding the sharks. Discover beautiful reef diving on the local sites or take a day trip to one of the picture perfect islands of Gato or Calanggaman. Step ashore and forget your everyday stresses and strains as the friendly staff welcome you to their slice of paradise. It's time to relax!

The Exotic Resort is Malapsacua's original dive centre resort, and has not lost any of its charm as it has grown to provide an increasingly high standard and service. There are only 29 rooms on site, and we recommend the deluxe rooms as standard, with either 1 double or 2 twin beds. Super deluxe rooms are larger with two queen beds. The beachfront rooms are close to the action, whilst the deluxe and super delxue rooms are set back from the main hotel buildings. All room grades have AC, mini bar, en suite and TV. Hot water in Malapascua can be provided by solar energy. Deluxe rooms grades upwards have a better supply to round the clock hot water.

Exotic resort has a beautiful beach front location. Step out of the dive centre and onto the white beach. The restaurant serves an moth watering range of international and Asian dishes, so there is something for all tastes. The on site bakery means you really should leave room for desert. BBreakfast is served buffet style. Book full board and you will receive a daily in resort credit allowance for lunch and dinner. Divers - make sure to stop for a massage to ease away those aches and pains before heading up to enjoy the sunset from the OneUp bar! So splash in and see for yourself why divers come back year after year to the Exotic Resort.

Tucked away on the northern most point of Cebu itself, the endless white beaches and lush tropical groves of Malapascua are only a short 40 minute boat ride from Maya jetty, which itself is about 3 1/2 hours from the international airport.

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Diving Details

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 t ...

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 at Monad Shoal. Normally shy and elusive, the Exotic Resort has a proven track record for getting you closer and witnessing behaviours seldom seen before! When you are not looking for the big fish, spend an hour or two on one of the many gorgeous reef dives. The macro is impressive and particularly good for nudibranchs in all colours, schooling cat fish, pygmy sea horses and even frogfish

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
  • Dailiy trips to Monad Shoal Thresher Shark distinctive specialty
  • Super range of macro life on soft coral bommies and walls
  • Incredible night dive packed with critters and beasties on the house reef
  • 2 and 3 dive trips to Gato and Calanggaman islands
  • Fleet of bancas & speedboat
  • Sidemount Diving available

Most divers will take their first breaths underwater at Malapascua on on of the nearby local reefs - North Point, Dakit Dakit, Buntong Bato. There is plenty of marine life, with a gently sloping seabed. Soft corals grow in abundance. Start your day 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, Gato Island and Chocolate island.

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Save £500 Thresher sharks are not the only great diving you will discover with Exotic Divers in Malapascua - reefs, sea snakes and macro life all await in these azure waters. Once you arrive in Cebu you be picked up and taken by land and boat to Malapascua island. Your holiday package includes 7 nights in a deluxe room on an full board basis - optional room grades available. As standard your package includes 10 dives. Please do ask your travel consultant if you would like to prebook additional diving. The local marine park fees are 150php per day. Special day trips are organised and subject to a small supplemental charge paid locally. Flights are typically with with Cathay Pacific, Singapore or Emirates airlines On leaving Cebu airport there is a terminal tax of approx $10 - this must be paid in local currency at the airport.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

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