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Dive Review of Thresher Shark Divers/Tepanee Resort in

Thresher Shark Divers/Tepanee Resort, Mar, 2013,

by David Shem-Tov, na, UK (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 6922 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Malapascua requires a little effort to get to, with a 4 hour drive from Cebu City to Maya, from where local boats depart for the 30 minute transfer to the island. The place is famous for its Thresher Shark sightings at Monad Shoal. We were not disappointed, with multiple sightings - some quite close (unusual for these skittish animals) on the two occasions we went. It was well worth a 4AM wake up to enable joining these dives. Gato Island day-trip offered an attractive swim-through dive. Another day trip to Calanggaman marine reserve was also worthwhile. At Lighthouse, a local dive-site we had a night dive with mating mandarin fish. The only disappointing dive was at the Tapilon WW2 wreck. Broken up, poor visibility, little life. It was twinned with the Gato Island dive.

Marianne and Dino at TSD were accommodating and arranged the transfers to the island from Cebu City. Their operation does a lot of professional training, so trainee divemasters often accompanied the divemasters on the dives.

Tepenee resort is simple but elegant and offers excellent value. Angelina's restaurant next door does excellent pizzas in the wood fired over.

I highly recommend the above operations for a 4-5 day stay that can be combined with other locations near Cebu.
Websites Thresher Shark Divers   Tepanee Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Palau, French Polynesia, Mediteranean, Norway, UK, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, Truk, Maldives, Azores, Gallapagos, Costa Rica...
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Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 26-27°C / 79-81°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10-30 M / 33-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions "No deco", assigned guide for every 2-4 divers
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 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Salt water rinse tank used for masks as well as cameras
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