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Devocean Divers Malapascua
Ranked #2 of 23 Tours in Malapascua Island
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A PADI 5 Star accredited dive center located on Malapascua Island, easily one of the best dive islands in the world. Daily dives with Thresher sharks. The Philippines' seas are considered some of the richest in marine biodiversity, Monad Shoal off Malapascua Island is the only place in the world to provide daily encounters with Thresher Sharks. Embraced by crystal clear waters, Malapascua is an idyllic island paradise where dreams come true! Devocean Divers offers fun dives, dive safaris and PADI dive courses encompassing all levels of experience, with safe, experienced guides and multilingual instructors. Devocean Divers has received the highest rating from PADI and we are proud to operate as a 5 Star PADI Dive Center.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Friendly and professional staff.
Nice and enjoyable atmosphere with guides and divers from many nations.
My three kids (12,14,18) all completed the Open Water Certificate.
Thanks to instructors Jordi & Rik. You`re great.
My kids enjoyed the coure and learned a lot.
There was a great deal of practical in-water training and excercises.
As for myself, I had a few dives that I enjoyed a lot.

Thank Roar M
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Super professional, got nitrox certified here, saw sharks, friendly dive masters and boat crew. They carry all your weights, and take off your fins bc they say "you are on holiday and shouldn't do any work" Ask Mike the divemaster about the hairy whale shark!

Thank frebay
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

We went to Malapascua early August 2017. We stayed at Hippocampus which was ideal location as Devocean divers are right next to the accommodation.

The staff was super friendly and helpful from the start and did not sell diving to us, but rather gave us all the options. We finished our PADI open water about a month before so was ideal trying a new dive site and all we have learned.

We did 3 dives while there - 2 at Gato island with divemaster Pawex and 1 Thresher shark adventure dive with Instructor Jordi. Both were fantastic and made us feel very comfortable underwater. We also got to know some of the other instructors, manager and dive masters a bit and all had a great attitude. Were happy to dive with any of the staff working there.

I take my hat off to instructors and dive masters who are always so friendly and excited, even though they dive sometimes 3/4 times a day. It amazing how positive they all are and just always want the best for the guests diving there. And ofcourse the great attitude they have towards the ocean and protecting it.

Positives:

1. Location on Malapascua - right in centre for diving
2. 5 star PADI dive centre - can see why they have such a great rating based on service received
3. Super friendly and helpful staff - manager, instructors, dive masters. All well informed.
4. Setup on boat with diving - so organised with everyone's gear in a box with your name on it. lunch and drinks optional included for a double dive
5. Thresher shark diving possibility - not guaranteed to see one, but we were lucky to see these lovely ones in their cleaning station habitat. Surreal.
6. All staff and dive centre focus on protecting sharks and reefs, which is necessary

Negatives:

I must note that these are not negatives for dive centre, but more relating to area.

1. Unfortunately there are plastic and junk in the water surrounding the island. This is visible when snorkeling/swimming. It was also a reality check as I could see all the concerns with corals and ocean and that it is real. It is not this specific island but throughout the world visible.
2. Coral bleaching sometimes visible, but again something that can be seen throughout. Totally understandable if you feel the heat. Watch Chasing Corals to understand what is going on here and everywhere else with corals

Seeing these negatives mentioned above just made us more focused in contributing and helping where we can to make the ocean a better place. The ocean takes up more space than earth itself therefore we are actually all in their territory and should protect it.

Thank you for the great time Devocean! We love the name too! Keep up the attitude and good vibe there.

1  Thank Zané M
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

They have a lot of fun dives scheduled daily. Gear was included in the price, and all the gear was in excellent shape. The guides were great at pointing out marine life, doing briefings, and helping fill out dive logs. Everyone at the shop was attentive and helpful while also being super chill. The Gato Island trip was great!

1  Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We saw an oceanic manta ray during our sunrise dive,the white tip sharks in gato island and the blue ringed octopus at night dive! I lost count of the cuttle fish, the different variety of crabs and bobtail squids from tiny dust mite size to a ladybug size and not to mention there are 3 seahorse in one site including a pygmy seahorse! We went here to see the thresher sharks and not only we saw 3 but we have seen so much more considering me and my friends only did 5 dives.

Devocean divers accommodated us beyond our expectations. We would have not seen the thresher sharks if not because of our dive master, Pawix who knows exactly what he is doing. He's got good instincts where to find them, instead of waiting around for the shark to come like most divers, we only stayed at one location for 5 mins then transfered to the other line where we saw 3 thresher sharks!
They offer the best rate for the service and facilities they provide. Boat crew and the rest of their staff are all accommodating and friendly. Me and my friends had one great weekend with Devocean divers. You guys rock! We will be back soon.

Thank Gayle Jylle A
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