Dan's Dives Malapascua
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lydia6788
London, UK62 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Chose Dan's dive as it is one of cheapest dive shops on the island and is owned by a local woman with local staff.
Ej was a great dive master, with him we saw thresher sharks, octupus, a sea horse, turtle, nudibranch, frog fish and the list goes on.
I also did a day trip to Capitan Cillio which was a great day out. Highly recommend Dan's dives
Written 30 November 2022
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Jan
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Stayed in Malapascua for 4 days and had Dan's Dive Shop as our dive planner and guide. Two of our companions had to cancel some dives due to minor health problems, but we're happy the staff are very understanding and also very flexible when it comes to scheduling. They are a fun bunch and very accommodating as well so don't hesitate to ask them anything. The island is not yet on its full bloom and ATMs may not be functioning at all times. Bring cash so you can pay them in cash, that will help them a lot.
Written 13 November 2022
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Wanderer625785
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Early morning dive at kimod dive site where Thresher Sharks abound. What a sight! Though the current was a little strong, the dive masters made sure my daughter and I were safe
Written 5 October 2022
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Johanna S
5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We had a great experience with Dan's dive! We did a full day of three dives, one at Monad Shoal and two at Gato island. All the people we met were so friendly, knowledgable and fun, we want to give a special shoutout to RJ (manager, dive master and instructor) and Dex, our guide! They (together with their colleagues) made us feel safe and relaxed throughout the day.
The price was also really good compare to what other dive shops offer. We highly recommend Dan's dive!
Written 26 September 2022
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Amparo V
2 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Best Dive Shop for those who are on a budget. Best value for money and services are highly recognized with guests. Gears are in good condition and boat clean and will maintained .
Written 2 May 2022
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Violaine M
Beaumont, France6 contributions
Jul 2020
So, from this confined time of the year, I should say that Dan Dive
Shop is making his way out by transforming the dive shop into a grocery shop !!! And the girls working over there rocks !!!
You always have to find a way to make the diference in here if you want to survive ! Nearly evry year, half of the country is destroyed with typhoon ! But they wake up everytime as strong as ever before ! This woman, helps first the community by transforming her dive shop into a grocery shop with very low prices and even giving food to the one who really neaded.
That's the kind of people how helps the island to survive on those difficultes periodes.
So as soon as it will be possible, go diving with them, supporting all there actions to keep the island alive !
Written 13 July 2020
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Latoya
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
During my stay at Malapascua, I decided to take my advanced course with Dan’s! Best decision ever. The people are very friendly, well organized, good maintained equipment! Please go to Dan’s for a perfect experience. Many thanks for everything guys and girls! 🙏🏻🦈
Written 3 March 2020
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Gal A
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
Yesterday we went to dive in the treasure shark site and in gato island with Dan’s dive the dive was great but the equipment was really bad, the dive regulator wasn’t good there wasn’t enough oxygen pressure in it. And I needed get out of the water to replace it, and the dive master tried to keep me in the water so I won’t go out and do it.
Next day, we wanted to go on the island hopping in Kalngman island. We paid Dan’s dive in advance and they told us to be in their diving club at 8:30 in the morning when we get there someone took as to the port and when we arrived he told us that we are not going on the boat and that this is our problem . We were in shock! We already pay for this tour. We had nothing to do. We went back to Dan’s dive and they just told us that they are sorry. And we needed to ask the money back. It was our last day in Malapascua so we didn’t had the chance to go to Kalngman in another day. The owner of Dan’s dive scream and shout on us that she isn’t even doing tours to Kalngman and she was lied to us!! This was really bad experience and we recommend you not to go to Dan’s dive and absolutely not to trust them!!!!!
Written 16 February 2020
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Pranaay G
8 contributions
Jan 2020
I visited Malapascua Jan 2020 and was overwhelmed with the number of diving institutes. Obviously the institutes near the oceans were extremely expensive but I was lucky enough to hear about Dan's Dives from a colleague.

I did 3 dives in 2 days and these were the best dives I've ever done.

2x dives : GATO Islands - Beautiful dive site with good visibility (approx 10 to 12 meters) our Dive Master was very nice, he wanted to show us as much Marine life as possible. we spotted Lion Fish, Scorpion fish, a family of squids, cuttle fish, seahorses and 3 whitetip sharks Max depth - 20 meters (good for open water divers)

1x dive : Monad Shoal - This is ranked really really high amongst all the dives I did. Visibility was great approximately 15 to 20 meters. The instructor made us very comfortable before our first deep dive ever. Everything was smooth and we saw 3 Thresher sharks and 1 baby whitetip (yes it was adorable!)

I highly recommend this Dive School for Fun dives / Speciality Dives / Courses

In addition to above, I had broken my GoPro Housing and the people at Dan's were nice enough to record a video for us and share it with us the very same day :)

Thanks for a lovely experience and affordable price!
Written 30 January 2020
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Amparo Twinkle V
Malapascua Island, Philippines32 contributions
Nov 2019 • Business
Dan's Dive offers Padi Courses, Fun Dives to all Dives at Malapascua. Excellent service offer and Dives is cheap. Gears are mostly brand new. Highly recomemded
Written 12 November 2019
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