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Dive Review of Exotic Island Dive Resort Malapascua in
Philippines

Exotic Island Dive Resort Malapascua: "Malapascua: Better than Ever?", Jun, 2023,

by John Crossley, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 28 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 12510.

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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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments [Malapascua: Better than Ever?

This was my forth trip to Malapascua in the past 25 years, with about ten years since my last visit. Id heard that things had changed, and not for the better. However, I think Malapascua is better than ever. Heres why.

The big change is the move of the Thresher Sharks to Kemod Shoal. There were triple the number of Threshers on the two days I went, compared to my previous trips when the sharks went to Monad Shoal. Sometimes we saw three Threshers at one time, and they came closer t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Exotic Island Dive Resort Malapascua   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Truck, Yap, Palau, Bali, Lembeh, Hawaii, Florida, Red Sea, Soloman Islands, PNG, Caymans, Bonaire, BVI, Philippines and others
Closest Airport Cebu/Mactan Getting There Fly direct to Cebu or transfer via Manila. Resort will arrange transfer from Cebu airport.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Reasonable depth and time limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [Good overall but I had to remind the dive guides a few times to make sure that there was a fresh water rinse bucket on the boat. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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