Scuba & snorkelling in Malapascua Island

Top Scuba Diving & Snorkeling in Malapascua Island, Philippines

Scuba & Snorkeling in Malapascua Island

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  • Dorianne C
    Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
    I miss Devocean Divers Malapascua and I wish that I could open my eyes and find myself back there, my feet in the deep white sand, sipping a cup of coffee while waiting for the divers to join me on a double or triple dive day! Looking at the board, seeing the name of the dive guide, the crew, the type of tank that I will use (I always ask for Nitrox ;-) it’s great feeling. Chatting with Rota, Gerami, Joan, or the tunda captain or the compressor guy… they always have a smile for me. I love the location of Devocean divers, you never want to leave the divecenter! The team was caring and looking after everyone. Thank you Marcus for everything that Devocean has brought to me and my family.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Britt M
    Siem Reap, Cambodia11 contributions
    We went to Evolution to get our open water diving license, it was our first time ever scuba diving. Our dive master Gino was incredible, the best teacher we could have asked for. We came away with so much confidence and experience diving. We did a total of 6 dives including a confined water dive to learn the skills needed for diving, our last dive was an advanced open water adventure dive. Highly recommend Evolution to anyone wanting to go scuba diving, wether your a beginner or an advanced diver. The dive sites we went to were amazing, incredible aquatic life.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Juan_Luke82
    Frankfurt, Germany4 contributions
    I did 5 dives with this shop, amazing staff, very good equipmenp and very reliable I just can recomend it to everybody.
    If I come back to Malapascua, I will definitely dive with them again
    Written 25 November 2019
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  • NazifCengiz
    Kemer, Turkey970 contributions
    We were a group of 30 divers. The organisation and the staff were great. Very good dives have been made,specially tresher shark dives were perfect. Thanks to all People how gave service.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • divingwithme
    Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
    When travel restrictions opened up we couldn't wait to go back to our favorite destination Malapascua traveling from Australia.

    The travel requirements were not difficult and now no testing is required both ways so its pretty easy. We actually forgot about covid on the island as there seemed to be no evidence of it there and we were always outside (most restaurants and bars have outside areas) so we never felt worried.

    This was our 5th trip to Malapascua and diving with Thresher Shark Divers, who as usual were the ultimate professionals, going out of their way to accomodate us and give us the very best diving experience.

    We did 24 dives with Thresher Shark Divers, had the best closest encounters of the Thresher Sharks that we have ever had! Saw the most amazing Frogfish, Pipefish, beautiful soft Corals, Razor fish, Catfish, Marlin jump out of the water, breaching Thresher Sharks at the dive site, Sea Snakes to name a few...join my facebook page AnitaOngMedia to see some of the footage and photos in the next coming weeks.

    The weather was spectacular and we enjoyed stunning sunrises and sunsets every day whilst degassing with some delicious cocktails. Water temperature 26-30 degrees it was a nice change from the terrible weather we have been having in Brisbane, Australia all year.

    Now is the time to travel here as its still quiet due to covid and you feel like you are a VIP with so much space on boats and sometimes the entire dive site to yourself - a rare treat. I recommend traveling now before it gets really busy again! We will be back soon.

    I'm already missing the 500 php massages we got frequently as I'm back to work this week.
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • Sofie R
    3 contributions
    We did 3 boat dives at Monad Shoal to look for the thresher sharks, 3 boat dives at Gato Island and some night dives with Fun and Sun. The people are super nice, chill and ready to help accommodate our diving wishes as best as possible. Thank you Charise for always being helpful and flexible with planning our dives, and helping me getting a nasal spray from the mainland for my sinus issues. Also thanks to Leo and Luwil for being excellent diving guides! We enjoyed your company very much!
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • dreamer
    Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
    I went to Malapascua and chose Dive Society to go diving with.
    Everyone is very helpful and you recognize that they care. Also safety is not just a word for them, they mean it. They have oxygen just in case. Most equipment was new and they maintain it. They offer best brand rental equipment.
    The boat (bangka) is big and very convenient and they also have a nice speedboat with a roof. It feels like home or good friends when you stay there! They care, they are funny and the dives are awesome! On the boat, in the water and underwater
    and beside diving they are a great team. The DM are searching for the animals you want to see. The instructors know what they do and are very patient. They love their job. Thank you Dive Masters, thank you Dive Society. It was awesome!
    Written 13 October 2019
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  • Ingrid R
    Vlissingen, The Netherlands27 contributions
    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!
    Written 9 August 2019
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  • Steven C
    5 contributions
    Divelink is the place to dive and stay when visiting Malapascua . Located on quite & relaxing side of the Island Divelinks cozy modern beachfront cottages are very comfortable and located next door to very good resturants. Diving with Divelink is a must there experianced local staff of Divemaster will provide very satisfying dives for all levels of divers. We have been to Malapasca many times and we recommend Divelink as the place to Stay,Dive,Relax.

    Steve & Nancy
    Written 24 January 2020
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  • Jasmina A
    Cologne, Germany5 contributions
    If you want to Go Diving this is the place to be! Its right next to the wonderful beach, the rooms are Clean, amazing prices and the food is nice. If U Go Diving with Roland you will have the best time ever and its even affordable for backpacker! We saw many sharks and He spotted oktupus and so much more amzing animals in the water. If you have any Problems under water He will Care for u. He is so calm and relaxed so you are as Well. He is really caring for the under water world and is Really careful. A friend did the advanced course with him and Roland made amazing 5 dives with her which where perfectly balanced between fun Theaching and adventure!!
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Jule M
    1 contribution
    I cannot even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed my time at Ocean Passion. I completed my PADI open water there and had an amazing time. I always felt super safe with Cling, my instructor, and really appreciated how I wasn’t rushed in anything that was beyond my level of comfort. I couldn’t have chosen a better place or instructor to do it :)
    Another plus is that all the people working for Ocean passion and slam‘s garden are super nice and will do anything to make you feel welcome on this beautiful island.
    Amazing time with lovely people.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • לילך א
    2 contributions
    It is the best diving center in the Philippines.
    I came especially to do a 2 star diving course there.
    Saar and all the staff are very kind and professional.
    Recommends you get there.
    Written 19 July 2022
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  • Amparo V
    2 contributions
    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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  • Vincent R.
    Amersfoort, The Netherlands552 contributions
    I stayed a week at Tresher Cove, in the dormitory. A welcoming drink, a introduction-talk, it is all really professional when i comes to service.
    The dorm itself feels a little cramped: lot's of bed around a central placed lockers-cupboard. The diving is great. the divemasters/guides are doing a really good job.

    Thresher Cove is in the northeast corner of the island: isolated from the other tourist areas. This is, depening on your travel style, eather a plus or a downside. A motorbike to the center (try the nightmarket for good good!) is cheap.
    Written 27 October 2019
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  • Aniza Z
    14 contributions
    Budget rate but best site. Equipment rental in good condition. Don't expect frills at the dive center as you should be on the boat to dive. Refreshment provided on the boat.
    Written 6 January 2020
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