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Malapascua Exotic Diving Center

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Malapascua Island, Philippines
About Malapascua Exotic Diving Center
Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort Dive with the original Thresher shark divers and local dive guide experts. Here we can find you pygmy seahorses, blue ringed octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish etc! We are the only 5* IDC National Geographic resort. With IDCs and Divemaster Internships running year round. Offering PADI courses from beginner to Pro including Nitrox. With a relaxed 4 spots a day schedule. You set your own pace and intensity for diving with Exotic.Welcome to paradise!
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Ingrid R wrote a review Aug 2019
Vlissingen, The Netherlands27 contributions2 helpful votes
Very n8ce rooms, very good food at the restaurant. No free water refill, the best what you can do, is buy a big bottle of water by local people/market where at the backside of the hotels. Diving was really nice, the onlyat the divemasters not consist in there " no gloves policy". A lot of Chinees and Korean people use handgloves. The divingcenter must be improved that!
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Date of experience: July 2019
Connie B wrote a review May 2019
Cape Town, South Africa26 contributions3 helpful votes
Thank you guys for the wonderful dives. We managed to fulfill our dream and dive with thresher sharks. Dive staff is lovely and these guys have a lot of knowledge of the area and animals. Great visit!
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Date of experience: September 2018
Wendy S wrote a review Apr 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand67 contributions79 helpful votes
I can’t speak highly enough of the dive shop and all their staff. They run a really well organised shop, where your gear is put in crates, and carried on to your boat for you everyday. After your dives, your gear is rinsed for you and hung up to dry - a real luxury compared to other places I have dived. Good, clear dive briefings are given, and different dive sites are visited each day. Everyone from the Dive Masters to the guys on the boat are so helpful and friendly. I loved diving with this company. Special mention to Em, excellent Dive Master who helped me on two occasions when my equipment failed, kept me calm and basically saved my life. Both Troy and Chen run an outstanding dive shop, thanks guys.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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malcolmtipping wrote a review Mar 2019
Chichester, United Kingdom17 contributions13 helpful votes
A great diving week at this resort with brilliant dive guides and a well run dive centre. Comfortable, clean accommodation. I would have rated this centre as excellent but they allow smoking in the restaurant which I find unacceptable, what a shame that this one criticism spoils the experience.
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Date of experience: February 2019
Ana Maria R wrote a review Nov 2018
Tulua, Colombia52 contributions17 helpful votes
I finished my Advanced Open Water Certification with Malapascua Exotic Diving Center. The instructor Ray was great, he went over as many times as required to make sure everything was understood, I felt very safe with the team. The gear was good and the staff at the shop were very helpful and ready to help. The beach is the cleanest in the area, they make sure that every morning the sand is perfect, there are hammocks where I did most of the reading for the certification. I'd recommend to get a drink or snack at the bar where you can maybe meet Chen and Troy who run the Dive Shoo, they can give you some insights and tips about the beautiful Malapascua. Regarding the hotel, the staff is always smiling and the Manager CJ replied all the emails almost immediately and tried to help me during my stay. Regarding the rooms I think they could do some small renovations since its one of the first hotels in the Island.
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Date of experience: October 2018