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“Solid Dive Shop”

Thresher Shark Divers
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Three-Dive Scuba Diving Tour with Morning Thresher Shark Dive from Malapascua...
Ranked #3 of 23 Tours in Malapascua Island
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Owner description: PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center, located on Malapascua Island in the Philippines. Offering daily thresher shark dives, mantas, hammerheads, reefs and wrecks, macro and muck diving, mating mandarin fish, seahorses, frogfish and much more. Small groups with experienced Divemasters and Instructors. TSD offers all the local dives sites, a full range of PADI courses from beginner to Instructor, dive internships and technical diving. British owned and run, professional and safe, with 8 years experience on Malapascua,
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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“Solid Dive Shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2017

I wish half stars were allowed because I would give them 3.5. i elected 4 as that was fair, the dive shop is solid. They impressed me with their safety and consideration to the divers' abilities and ensured proper coverage of DMs or DMCs. They have a dedicated buoy line at the dive location for the Threshers and this may have helped in our success in seeing these wonderful sharks each time we went out.
The sights they visited seemed to be more on their schedule however and divers were limited in going were the boat was going rather than having several options. (Don't worry, thresher shark dives are always on the menu). There is a seeming lack of boats for this size operation. A couple of other things, they pride themselves on explaining you needn't do anything as your gear will be taken care of, well on and off the boat yes but if you want to hang it or rinse it, you are on your own which is fine but the statement is a bit misleading. Finally the emphasis seems to be on courses and less on fun dives but hey, that might only be my first impression. Prices are higher than some of the others and nitrox is extra where other shops include it but again, safety first so i cant speak for the other shops but Thresher Shark Divers seems to be on top in this departments.

Visited February 2017
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“Friendly serious diving centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

We made a refreshment dive and one dive at monad shoal, they were very friendly and safe and serious with the diving. Saw alot of thresher sharks and a few devil rays aswell :)

Visited February 2017
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Gavle, Sweden
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“Good serious diving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

We took a refreshment dive and it was really good and serious, nice professional staff. We also took a early morning dive and were really lucky to see several thresher sharks and mantas, amazing experience!

Visited February 2017
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Hong Kong, China
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“excellent dive instructor: Angus and Megan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

We did our advanced open water and Nitrox with both Angus and Megan. They were both keen, passionate and knowledgeable.. They taught us a lot of new things and corrected our wrong doings. We learned a lot from them. It was fun diving with them and highly recommended.

Visited February 2017
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“Terrific dive masters & crew”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

The center is super well organized and efficient. The staff are focused on customer service and satisfaction. I had a great opportunity to dive with terrific dive masters: Gary, Vera, Wilbert - all excellent spotters and very attentive.

The care they offer guests getting on & off the boats is superb. Being a bit older - they were so helpful getting my weight belt, BCD, and fins off each & every time. They were always available to lend a hand getting on & off the boats.

Fortunately the soft & hard coral is still in great shape. Though I was there in a low season - the visibility was not the best - I had a wonderful time seeing many "new to me" creatures such as the Thresher Sharks (fabulous!!) and lots of macro creatures that could only be seen with the help of the dive masters.

This center attracts a lot of Nitrox divers so Nitrox & Air divers are typically organized into separate groups. The center offers 4 dives per day and 2 special all day (2-tank) trips to islands a little more distant.

There were a lot of divers during the week of the Lunar New Year - a big vacation time for South East Asian & China - so the boats were plenty full. Suggest skipping a major holiday time to best enjoy the dives.

Visited February 2017
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