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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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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

  • 100% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking

Cancellation fee

  • 30% 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 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Slam's Garden 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

  • 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.

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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