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Dive Review of Thresher Shark Divers/Cocabana in

June, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Martin Roberts, Fordingbridge, GB
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Report Number 6108
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
indonesia - raja ampat, alor, komodo, wakatobi, lembeh, bali; palau,
australia - GBR & WA; mozambique, egypt, costa rica, ecuador, south
africa, thailand, cuba, belize, grenada, tobago, usa, jordan, tanzania,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
calm, choppy, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
27   to 29    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 25    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Generally guided dives, dive within recreation no deco limits, max 60
minute dive time.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Small rinse bucket on dive boats - local style outrigger. Dedicated tank at
dive shop. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
Good service from this established dive centre. There is a large scale
training operation here including DM & IDC training with many on these
courses when we visited.

This was a short visit after a liveaboard trip so didn't dive all of the
sites available; spent a week here back in 2007 when we did a large variety
of day trips then such as Gato & Calanggaman Islands, which provide
great variety. Poor sea conditions due to a tropical depression to he East
meant sites were restricted but they always managed to get us out diving
worthwhile sites. 

The party piece of Malapascua is the cleaning station at Monad Shoal; dives
leave early am for best chances of sightings. 1-2 threshers sited on each
of the three days we were hers along with giant Manta. 
There is also a wide range of other dive sites in the area from reef, wreck
to some good muck - personal sightings in 5 dives included several
frogrish, many varieties of nudibranch, multiple plurobranch, xenocrab,
zebra crab, peacock razorfish, longhorn cowfish, soft coral crabs etc...

Thresher Shark Divers offer great service with good bar & restaurant
above (Oscar's). They do not have their own accomodations and can therefore
tailor accomodation to your needs / budget and do so efficiently. Note this
is not a "luxury" destination but a very laid back island..

Highly recomeneded. 
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