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Malapascua Island dive sites have it all!
Sharks, rays, macro, wrecks and coral...

Look no further for your next scuba diving vacation!

Covid update

We are open !!!

Only a handful of dive shops on Malapscua have been
cleared for re-opening, so be sure to book in advance.

We are currently accepting bookings via email, Facebook, WhatsApp, or our online store. You do not need to specify dates but if you do they will be fully exchangeable for another time.

if you wish to take a course we can start you on the book-work now with PADI e-learning, and you can do virual classroom sessions with our instructors, live via Zoom or similar. And we can fully complete and certify non-diving courses like PADI Project AWARE. Contact us for special Covid pricing!

Full safety measure have been implemented in the dive shop and our affiliated resorts. For those that are flying in, we can bring you straight from the airport to the shop by our safe and sterilized private transfers.

Stay safe everyone!


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Malapascua Island has something for all divers, so come and dive the best kept secret of the Philippines - indeed of South East Asia. Make your next scuba diving trip to Malapascua Island!

Malapascua diving located in the center of the Coral Triangle, makes each dive a pure delight filled with new discoveries! Sharks and rays, wrecks and reefs, wall dives, caves, muck dives and spectacular night dives.

The huge diversity of marine life in Malapascua includes thresher sharks, hammerhead sharks, whitetip sharks, mandarin fish, countless nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, frogfish, cuttlefish, endless crustacean species, beautiful unspoiled coral gardens and much more...

Malapascua Diving Packages

Malapascua Dive Courses

Philippines Dive Safaris & Liveaboards

All inclusive dive packages - diving, resorts, accommodation and meals and airport pickup.

Small groups & experienced guides.

Professional photographer available to hire for your dives or for a range of photography courses.

Wreck, nitrox, trimix and tech diving.

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The Philippines is a great place to get your scuba diving certification. We have experienced instructors and small class size.

A full range of dive courses from
beginner PADI Open Water through to PADI IDC Instructor. including intern programs, Tec Courses and Tec Instructor Courses.

The PADI Thresher Shark Course is unique to TSD and we offer a wide range of specialties including Sidemount and PADI Freediver.

Get started now with PADI's e-learning, iPad and tablet Touch learning or new from PADI, Online Manuals.

Philippine diving package tours to some of the best dive spots in the Philippines.

Whale Shark in Donsol

Trips to Donsol for whale shark swimming and diving.

Dive safaris between Donsol and Malapascua for a shark fiesta!!! And between Moalboal and Sipalay for some of the best sites in the Philippines!

Liveaboards in the Visayas, Tubbataha Reef, Apo Reef and Coron in the Philippines.


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Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 5 years running!

For being one of the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide.

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence


Demand is high for Malapascua Island so make sure you book early!!! Six months in advance is not too soon, especially for major holidays... But we will try and book your perfect holiday even if it's last minute!

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Thresher Sharks at their best ever!

We have found a new dive site to see thresher sharks, and shark sightings at TSD have been the best ever in our 15 years on Malapascua!!!

PADI Worldwide
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Annual PADI awards!

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TSD is the first and only dive operator on Malapascua to receive the prestigious Green Star Award!

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TSD has won many PADI awards, Project AWARE awards and PADI Certificates of Excellence.

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Thresher Shark Divers is the premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center on Malapascua Island and one of the top dive shops in the Philippines. With over 10 years on Malapascua, you will not find any better!

The dive shop is run by experienced professionals who strive to offer only the best service. Our DMs are highly trained, most with 5,000+ dives around Malapascua and laser eyes to find all that hidden macro! And our PADI Instructors are hand-picked and the most experienced and long-standing team on the island.

So you can be assured that with TSD, you will have only the best: top quality service, unrivaled professionalism and a safe and most of all fun diving vacation from start to finish!

Malapascua Island Diving: Your one stop spot!

Thresher shark sightings are the best they have ever been! Watch this video to the end to see how close our thresher sharks are getting these days!

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PADI IDC 5 Star Dive Center         PADI Tec Rec Center

TSD is the only PADI 5 Star CDC Centre and PADI Tec Rec Facility on Malapascua and one of very few in the Philippines. We offer year round Recreational and Technical Dive Courses at both diver and Instructor level.

Get daily updates, photos, videos, special offers and current info on the diving in Malapascua by liking our Facebook page!

Also at Thresher Shark Divers, Malapascua...

  • Shark SafeOscar's Restaurant for some of the best food on Malapascua Island. Located above Thresher Shark Divers along with a lively Pub, great for Happy Hour sundowners.
    The first and only establishment in the Philippines to be certified Shark Safe due to their policy of serving only sustainable seafood.
  • New and used dive equipment for sale.
  • Safety first - top quality rental diving equipment, quarterly clean air checks, emergency oxygen, PCSSD accredited.
  • Malapascua's beach - a beautiful white sand beach fringed with palm trees and our aqua-blue sea to enjoy during your surface interval!
  • Pay by cash (any currency), credit card and internet bank transfer.
  • See our awards and what the Guide Books have to say about TSD and Malapascua.

Recent Environmental Recognition

Green Fins AwardWe were honoured to recently receive the Green Fins Environmental Award. They told us, "Due to your hard work and effort in reducing your impact to the marine environment, you have managed to get into our Top Ten Dive centres in Asia as recognised through the Green Fins Assessment process. Our robust assessment criteria allows us to see exactly where and how you have improved and we are pleased to say that your score is one of the lowest we have come across. CONGRATULATIONS!"


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Thresher shark photo copyright ©Kelvin Aitken /Marine Themes
Clownfish copyright © Dr. Robert Whorton
Whale shark copyright © Scott 'Gutsy' Tuason

Photos on this site courtesy of Bob Whorton, Alex Tattersal, Jason Isley, Jeremy Cuff, Hugh Ross and Steve Clay.
Video courtesy of James Mason.

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