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

Resort Highlights

  • Solar powered, beachfront eco-lodge in Malapascua
  • Coral gardens, wrecks, caves, muck diving, wall dives
  • Large rays, thresher sharks, macro life, cuttlefish, crustaceans 
  • Thatched-roof cottages with stone pillars and wooden balconies
  • Air-conditioning, bamboo furniture, blackout curtains
  • Espresso, juices, croissants by the beach
  • Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, panoramic sea views
  • Hydromassage pool, Frangipane Spa

Resort Description

Tepanee Beach Resort is an eco-lodge located on the south-west tip of Malapascua Island. 

The underwater environment surrounding the resort offer divers the chance to see thresher sharks, rays, white tip sharks. cuttlefish, crustaceans and many species of reef fish! Dive amongst coral gardens, wrecks, walls, caves and muck diving sites home to pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs and many other macro creatures. 

A series of single and double storey, thatched roof buildings make up the resort. Each structure oozes traditional character with local stone pillars and wooden doors and balconies. All cottages come with air conditioning, bamboo furniture and blackout curtains. 

A beach cafe serves Italian espressos, juices, tortillas and croissants, while the Amihan restaurant nestled into the hill offers Italian and Mediterranean dishes and wine with panoramic sunset views.  

A hydromassage pool, gym, and white sand beach with padded sun loungers and thatched shades are available. 
 

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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

  • 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 Tepanee Beach

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
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden

Activities

  • Snorkeling

Payments

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

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness

  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub / Whirlpool
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

How to get there

Arrival 
  • A driver will be arranged to meet you at the airport or your hotel in Cebu city or Mactan island and bring you to Malapascua island by private van and private boat. 
  • Total travel time is around 4 hours depending on traffic. 
  • If you use public transport, take a bus from North Bus Terminal in Cebu to the port of Maya. Many stops are made so this can take 6+ hours.
  • From the port of Maya, catch a public ferry between 7am and 5pm. 

Departure

  • A return transfer can be arranged. You may book each transfer individually or arrange a return trip. 
  • Alternatively you can return via public transport. 

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