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Malpascua Exotic Island Dive Resort

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Malpascua Exotic Island Dive Resort

3 star hotel
Sitio Pasil, Logon, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Malapascua, Cebu 6013, Philippines
30 rooms
No Internet

Malapascua-Exotic Island Dive Resort

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 6 divers per guide

Package 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

Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 13, 2021

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Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort cares for the safety of all and to follow the health and hygiene measures published by the DOT, WHO and DAN.

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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: 5%
  • 17 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

This package is part of the PADI Travel Book With Confidence collection:

  • Free cancellation up to 8 days before trip start date
  • Cancellation less than 8 days before trip start date 100% penalty
  • As low as a 5% deposit required to secure your booking, with the balance due 17 days before travel

Explore diving around the Malpascua Exotic Island Dive 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

  • 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. 

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc
  • Padi Green Star Award

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, safety deposit box at reception, internet cafe and PADI 5* Instructor Development Center. 

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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