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Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
20
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Walking distance
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • Heart of the coral triangle; reefs, wrecks, walls, caves
  • Rays, reef fish, macro life, cuttlefish, thresher sharks
  • Small tropical island surrounded by turquoise blue lagoon
  • Exotic gardens, white sand beach, palm trees
  • Mustard coloured double storey buildings with balconies
  • Air-conditioning, hot water
  • Restaurant with international & local buffet
  • Flat screen TV for viewing own underwater footage

Resort Description

Slam’s Garden Resort is a relaxed, natural resort located in Malapascua, Philippines. 

The heart of the coral triangle offers coral reefs, sloping walls, caves and muck diving sites. Look out for rays, mandarin fish, nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, cuttlefish and all manner of crustaceans. Whitetip and thresher sharks are seen daily and large rays are not uncommon. 

The Philippines Archipelago is comprised of 7,107 islands surrounded by tropical seas and covered in exotic vegetation. Malapascua Island takes 3-4 hours to walk around and in front of the resort you’ll find a curving bay of white sand beach and palm trees.

Slam’s Garden Resort is comprised of gardens, mustard-coloured double storey buildings, an open-sided thatched roof restaurant and a pool with sun loungers. Each space offers air-conditioning, hot water, an in room safe and for premier rooms, a private balcony or terrace.

The garden bar & pub offers a selection of cocktails, beers, liquors and soft drinks. The restaurant serves a filipino and internationally inspired buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

A large flat screen TV is available and you can use it to watch your own underwater footage. 
 

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Explore diving around the Slam's Garden Resort

Best dive sites in Cebu

Talima – This reef and wall dive is a firm favourite of many Cebu divers due to the healthy, vibrant corals and abundant fish life. Look out for groupers, oriental sweetlips, schooling batfish, jacks and snappers. The remains of the small wreck are teeming with marine life. Nalusuan Island – This marine protected area offers world-class corals, a colourful shallow reef top and a steep slope. The biodiversity is impressive with schooling snappers, trevally, grouper and barracuda as well as a plethora of reef fish. Look out for stingrays, passing sea turtles and even a mermaid statue. This is a stunning dive from start to safety stop. Hilutongan Island – Kaleidoscopic corals, incredible fish biomass, turtles, schooling giant trevally, snapper, jacks and sweetlips are all highlights of this marine sanctuary dive site. The colourful topography, clear waters and calm conditions make this site suitable for all divers and a must for wide-angle photographers. Monad Shoal – Located in Malapascua, in Cebu’s north, this submerged sea mount is one of Cebu’s most famous dive sites 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 dive. Pescador Island - Located in Moalboal, in Cebu’s south-west, this protected marine park is one of the most famous dive spots in the area for good reasons. Underwater, this small island is a diver’s playground with tunnels, caverns and swim throughs. Fish life is abundant here and you’ll find white tip reef sharks, schooling barracudas, sardines, jacks and occasional thresher sharks. The diversity and mass of reef fish is breathtaking.

What to see

Big and small, Cebu has it all. At Monad Shoal in Malapascua, dive at dawn to see the beautiful thresher shark, which rises from the depths to visit the cleaning station almost every day. Oceanic manta rays also like to visit this cleaning station. Around Malapascua, find seahorses, mandarinfish, pipefish, moray eels and other critters. Gato Island is popular for its whitetip sharks. At Kimud Shoal, you could get lucky and see a huge school of scalloped hammerhead sharks.

Moalboal has regular sightings of sardines forming large schools that attract predators like blackfin trevally. You might also spend time with whale sharks coming to feed in the nutrient rich waters. At Mactan, a myriad of small critters can be found along with sharks and turtles at the outer reefs. There have been sightings of thresher sharks at Olango as well but not on a regular basis.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Thresher shark dive every morning of the year
  • Corals, big and small fish, macro life
  • Flexible dive schedule (5am - 6pm)
  • Small groups, experienced divemasters (1000+ local dives)
  • Spacious boats with refreshments, safety gear, shade
  • Internet, electricity, water, safe for valuables
  • Social dive shop with Juice Bar, Oscar's Restaurant, Wilde Beach Bar
  • 15 years experience on Malapascua

Description

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

Malapascua is the only place in the world where thresher sharks can be seen daily. At 5pm psychedelic mandarin fish are guaranteed. Night dives are recommended. 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; great for sundowners!

 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • 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
  • Technical Diving Courses
  • Other Specialties

Equipment

  • 15L Tanks
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Open-Back Fins ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

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

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

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

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden

Activities

  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

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