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Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort

Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
30
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • 3* beachfront dive resort on Malapascua Island
  • First divers to discover the thresher sharks in 1997!
  • Fab macro life, great for photographers
  • Spacious balconies, 24 hour power
  • White sand beach, lush tropical gardens
  • Restaurant, bar, massage spa, WiFi

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 20% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 80% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 30 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 30 and 23 days prior to arrival
  • 80% will be charged if you cancel between 23 and 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort is a waterfront hotel and dive shop on Malapascua Island, Philippines.

There is a variety of room types to suit all budgets, all with spacious balconies, private bathrooms and 24 hour power. The rooms are located within a lush tropical garden and are a short distance from the white sand beach.

Facilities include a highly acclaimed restaurant. massage spa, saftey deposit box at reception, internet cafe and PADI 5* Instructor Development Center. 

 

Explore diving around the Exotic Island Dive & 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.

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

  • PADI 5* IDC on Malapascua Island
  • Large camera room, cameras for rental
  • Small groups led by experienced, qualified guides
  • Air conditioned classroom with TV
  • Exotic Thresher Shark Distinctive Specialty (2 days)
  • Unbeatable access to thresher sharks at Monad Shoal

Description

Exotic Island Dive Resort is a PADI 5* IDC on Malapascua Island, Philippines. 

This is an ideal location for photographers or those looking to begin or continue their dive education. The dive center is well fitted out to accomdoate both type of divers, with a large camera room and air conditioned classroom with TV screen. 

Malapascua is known to offer some of the best shark diving in the Philippines, with thresher shark sightings throughout the year at Monad Shoal. This is said to be the only place in the world where these sharks can be seen within recreational diver limits on a regular basis.

The owners Dik and Cora de Boer and staff of Exotic carried out the first encounters with the thresher sharks in 1997. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Book Swap/Library
  • Sandbank

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Heating
  • Equipment For Kids

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Beach Volleyball

How to get there

Arrival

  • The resort will arrange a private transfer to collect you from Cebu International Airport or Maya Pier (advance notice requred, additional cost). 
  • The journey will take around 3-4 hours to get from Cebu to Maya Pier, then 1 hour's boat ride from Maya Pier to Malapascua Island. 
  • An additional PHP 20 will be expected as a tip for the porter at Maya Pier. 
  • Please note that transfers arranged for after 5pm will be viewed as night time travel and charged extra (PHP 1,200 extra per car or van and PHP 1,200 extra per boat). 
  • Check in time is 2pm.
  • Early check in can only be accomodated upon request and subject to room availability. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 10am. 
  • Late check out can only be accomodated upon request and subject to room availability. 
  • The resort will arrange a transfer to take you back to Cebu International AIrport or Maya Pier (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • Please note that return transfers arranged for after 5pm will be viewed as night time travel and charged extra (PHP 1,200 extra per car or van and PHP 1,200 extra per boat). 

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