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Blue Corals Beach Resort

Blue Corals Beach Resort

2 star hotel
Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines
15 rooms
FREE Internet

Thresher Shark Divers

11 Reviews
5 star dive center
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Baadsman Resort, Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu, 6013, Philippines

Package highlights

  • Atmospheric beachfront accommodation
  • In the midst of the coral triangle
  • Coral gardens, walls, caves, wrecks, muck diving
  • Daily whitetip, thresher shark sightings
  • White sand beach, pool, palm trees, sun loungers
  • Pale blue buildings on the seafront
  • Over-water bar, cushioned seating, sunset views
  • Happy hour 3-7pm
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 100% (downpayment)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 35% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 22 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Blue Corals Beach Resort

Best dive sites in Malapascua

Monad Shoal – This submerged sea mount is Malapascua’s most famous dive site and the best spot for thresher sharks sightings. Diving here is either a “swimming dive” or on a stationary line waiting for the sharks to approach. Close encounters with these incredible predators are not unusual. It’s a thrilling experience and a must-do if visiting the Philippines to dive. Gato Island – This marine reserve and sea snake sanctuary offers a huge diversity of marine life. You’ll find stunning corals, swim throughs and rock formations, abundant fish life and a plethora of critters. Look out for schooling fish and cruising reef sharks. It’s a beautiful dive and every dive here is different. Lapus Lapus – Offering arguably the best coral in Malapascua, this is a kaleidoscopic site which always impresses. You can find frogfish, mantis shrimp, scorpionfish, cuttlefish and octopus on the reef. Macro critters hide out in the shallow water soft coral garden and there is an excellent variety of reef fish. Butong Bato – This underwater pinnacle site is located close to Malapascua and is home to a large school of resident batfish. Corals here are healthy, vibrant and varied. Macro photographers will enjoy the nudibranch species and tiny crustaceans including zebra crabs and whip coral shrimps. Chocolate Island – An absolute must for macro photographers. Chocolate Island is a critter haven and regular sightings include flamboyant cuttlefish, Pegasus seamoths, nudibranch, flatworms, octopus, cowries and a host of shrimps and crustaceans.
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What to see

The biggest draw to Malapascua is the year round thresher shark sightings. Other pelagics and predatory species include reef sharks, tuna, barracuda, trevally, jacks and sea snakes. Don’t forget to bring your macro lenses and look out for nudibranch, frogfish, flatworms, pygmy seahorses, seamoths, cuttlefish (including flamboyant), octopus and all manner of miniature crustaceans.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Thresher Shark Divers is a PADI 5* CDC
  • 15 years experience on Malapascua
  • Thresher shark dives take place every morning of the year
  • Flexible dive schedule (5am - 6pm)
  • Social dive shop with Juice Bar, Oscar's Restaurant, Wilde Beach Bar
  • Small groups, with experienced divemasters (1000+ local dives)
  • Spacious boats with refreshments, safety gear, shade

Description

Thresher Shark Divers is the only PADI 5* CDC in south-west Malapascua island, located on Bounty Beach.

Malapascua is the only place in the world where thresher sharks can be seen daily. At 5pm psychedelic mandarin fish are also guaranteed. Night dives are recommended and group sizes are kept small for fun dives and courses.

A full range of PADI training is available including instructor and technical with one of the most active dive internship programs in the country.

All Filipino style banka boats offer coffee, tea and drinking water, shaded areas, ample space to set up your gear and carry first aid kits, phones and oxygen.

Dive shop facilities include internet, electricity and a safe for valuables. The beachfront is home to the Wilde Bar for coffee, shakes and cocktails. Oscar’s Restaurant is upstairs overlooking the beach, which makes it great for sundowners.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Danish
  • French
  • Filipino
  • Swedish

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Diving gear

  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Nzd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Food & drink

  • Alcohol

Resort Description

Blue Corals Beach Resort offers atmospheric beachfront accommodation in Malapascua, Philippines. 

Based in the coral triangle, dive sites in this region include coral gardens, walls, caves, wrecks and muck diving locations. Dive into the water and you’ll have a chance to see pygmy seahorses, cuttlefish, crustaceans, rays, large rays and all types of colourful reef fish. Thresher and whitetip reef sharks are sighted year-round. 

The resort is located on a fine white sand beach and includes a pool surrounded by lawns, tropical trees and sun loungers. Pale blue, double and single storey buildings and traditional thatched-roof bungalows make up the guest accomodations. 

Blue Corals Bar is located at the end of a sandy-floored rocky outcrop with colourful flags, cushioned wooden benches, atmospheric candles and fairy lights and sunset views over the ocean. Happy hour is between 3 and 7pm.

Climate controlled and open-air restaurants serve international and local breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
 

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How to get there

Arrival

  • If you have booked private transfer, a driver will meet you at the airport, hotel or port in Cebu city or Mactan island and bring you to Malapascua. Please look for a sign with your name and “Thresher Shark Divers”.  Total travel time is around 4-5 hours depending on traffic.
  • If you use public transport, take a bus from North Bus Terminal in Cebu to the port of Maya. This can take 6+ hours. From Maya, catch a public ferry, they have no fixed schedule but run approximately between 7am and 5pm.
  • Your flight must arrive before 1pm, otherwise an extra charge for night crossing is required though we strongly advise against night crossings. It is better to stay in Cebu or near Maya port which we can arrange for you. 

Departure

  • If your departure is included, we will confirm departure time after you arrive. We can guarantee to get you to the airport by 11am, if you need to be there earlier we recommend staying in Cebu for the night. 

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