Adventurous Things to Do in Malapascua Island

Top Adventurous Things to Do in Malapascua Island, Philippines

Best Adventurous Things to Do in Malapascua Island

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  • Claudia N
    1 contribution
    I took my PADI Advanced Open Water Diver license with Devocean and I received an amazing training experience.
    Everything was absolutely perfect and I couldn't ask for more. In particular, my instructor Eduardo Mira Jr was absolutely the best!
    He was very professional, patient, he gave me all possible briefings and explanations before getting into the water, he reassured me when I was a bit skeptical about seeing sharks, and most of all, we managed to have a good laugh under water! I had a beautiful experience diving with Eduardo and this has been by far my best diving.
    Also, all the other team members starting from receptionists to staff on the boat, other instructors, etc. they were all super helpful and good fun! I loved every single moment of my training at Devocean and I hope to go back there soon.

    I really wish the best to Malapascua and the Devocean diving center and hope that things will get back to normal as soon as possible after pandemic.
    Written 17 September 2022
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  • 186345Babs
    Whitby, UK28 contributions
    Highly recommend this as a dive resort. Didn't stay with them but next time I will do. Lovely friendly and helpful staff. Good food. Excellent dive ethics. No touching or sticks which mean you get the perfect photographs of unstressed critters including pygmy sea horses with the polyps out ! Guides are brilliant at finding stuff. Great boats to dive from. Thresher shark experiences were great.
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • Clyde B
    10 contributions
    For reference, we are Padi AOW and Rescue divers. We dive in quite a few places around the world. We did many dives on this trip with Sea Explorers. Without taking anything away from the great experiences we've had in other areas, Sea-Explorers have no equal in Malapascua and can outclass most shops worldwide. They know their reefs, nothing is too great or too small, they spoil you, they have fun and they take great pride in what they do. The whole team is friendly and knowledgeable. The boat is superb. The Nitrox blend is spot on everytime, and the establishment is topnotch. They have great systems in place, plus they'll shuffle the itinerary to suit your requirements as you would like. The thresher shark dive is the highlight, and it does not fail to disappoint. The location is superb and if you're staying at OceanVida with these guys down below, you'll just fall out of bed and into the boat. There's really nothing serious to fault. We met a German on our trip who has dived with them yearly for many years. He's an avid photographer with high tech kit, and he keeps returning. Their motto is "Dive with a smile", and you can't help but join them in that.
    Written 28 August 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mister J T
    M7 contributions
    We spent some days in Malapascua and we had our AOWD certification with Buceo Malapascua. Everything was so great! Thanks to our instructor, Koldo, who was experienced and professional, an also always focused on safety, so the course was a great experience for improving my dive skills.

    Also thanks to all the crew who were so nice and helpful! The dives and day trips were amazing an unforgettable. Sun, blue sky and amazing dive spots with great coral walls. We will come back :-)
    Written 19 September 2017
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  • Anna
    2 contributions
    I did my open water certificate with Momo without ever doing any test dives. I guess the fact that I then also did my advanced open water certificate with him (which I haven‘t planned) says it all.
    I felt really safe and comfortable with him under water and he always made sure that I have the best experience possible.
    He also knows the island and all the dive sites really well and I can only recommend going diving with him, no matter if it‘s for fun dives or any kind of certificate.

    Thank you so much for everything, Momo!
    Written 24 March 2020
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  • Sagi E
    Beersheba, Israel11 contributions
    We do 3 dive at gato and shark zone
    Is it great price per dive
    All the equipment was good and dive master was good also
    We like rayen he was great and do for as great photos
    We recommend about this dive center
    Written 7 May 2017
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