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Dive Review of Devocean Divers Malapascua/Hippocampus Beach Resort in
Philippines/Malapascua

Devocean Divers Malapascua/Hippocampus Beach Resort: "Thresher Sharks", Oct, 2019,

by Michael Joest, Kehl, DE (Top Contributor Top Contributor 33 reports with 22 Helpful votes). Report 11196 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Malapascua Hippocampus + Devocean Divers
When I checked my list of creatures I put on a “must see”, I found many tick of meaning: seen, taken pictures, encountered – however there were some disturbing open space. Among others there was no check on Thresher Sharks which was annoying to me. However I thought this would be one which I could easily remedy. Looked and found a group trip down to Cebu and Malapascua with one of my favorite dive travel agents. They not only promised Threshers but also snorkeling with whale sharks as a plus. The season they choose didn´t agree with my “best time to visit” website. But well, why not, warm it is nearly all the time, a few drops of rain would not kill me, I´m not made out of sugar. Don´t you feel it´s strange to think about having dived for nearly 50 years and not have seen some animals or only once? I for example had my one and so far only Mola Mola at the Rowley Shoals in Australia, a breathtaking and amazing adventure. Since today however this creature succeeded to avoid me in every place I went to. Friends suggested Bali and even the so close to me Mediterranean, well I tried and missed. I ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving worldwide more than 100 destinations, mostly South Pacific and Asia, Africa and Caribbean
Closest Airport Cebu City Getting There 3.5 h transfer from airport

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 29-30°C / 84-86°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25-30 M / 82-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions no deco
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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