Thresher Shark Divers
The Pioneers of Diving on Malapascua Island
Malapascua Island dive sites have it all!
Sharks and rays, reefs and wrecks, walls and deep dives, macro and muck dives... Malapascua diving has something for everyone, so look no further for your next diving vacation!
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, large rays, whitetip sharks, mandarin fish, countless nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, frogfish, cuttlefish, endless crustacean species, beautiful unspoiled coral gardens and much more.
Great news! The Philippines is open for all travellers! We are ready and waiting to take you diving!
We have a very experienced team of Filipino PADI Divemasters, with many thousands of dives around the island, ready to find you sharks as well as our weird and wonderful macro. And an experienced team of multi-lingual PADI Dive Instructors to welcome you and teach you in many languages.
BEST TIME TO VISIT malapascua
Thresher shark sightings are similar year round.
High season (December to April) means less chance of rain, but also more people and sometimes higher prices. Hottest time is from March – May. More info HERE.
when to book your dives
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 to book your perfect holiday even if it’s last minute! Book your dives online HERE!
At Thresher Shark Divers we take your safety very seriously.
We make every effort to ensure you have as much fun as possible, your safety and good health are our main priorities. Find more info on safety and insurance HERE.
things to do on malapascua
We like to keep you busy on your time on Malapascua, so Thresher Shark Divers has regularly scheduled events, including beach BBQs! More info on our events HERE.
Close Encounters of the Shark Kind
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! – FIND MORE videos HERE
Well Established - Safety & Service Guaranteed
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 15 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!
Thresher Shark Divers 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.
Award Winning Dive Center
Other Dive Destinations
Many people come to the Philippines on multi-destination trips and the options can be quite overwhelming. Let us and our team at our sister company Philippines Dive and Travel help you out!
Just answer a few questions, sit back, and let us book your dream trip around the Philippines.
Popular options include
- The Whale sharks and oceanic manta rays of Donsol
- Moalboal with its sardine school and Pescador Island
- A safari from Moalboal to Sipalay diving the greatest hits of the Southern Visayas – the Balicasag, Apo Island, Dauin and Sumilon.
- Bohol has Alona Beach, Balicasag, and the new but still almost unheard of, Anda.
- Dumaguette is known for the critters of Dauin and the spectacular dives off Apo Island.
- Sogod Bay for beautiful reefs and whale sharks
- Palawan has the WWII wrecks of Coron and also dugongs, as well as popular El Nido
- Meanwhile in the north there is Batangas for critters, Puerto Galera for all-round great diving, and more WWII wrecks in Subic.
And much more beside, so let us know what you’d like to do and we will put something together
We 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!”
TSD is the first and only dive operator on Malapascua to receive the prestigious Green Star Award!
We also received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 5 years running and are one of the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide. Visit our Awards page to see all of them!
Also on Malapascua with Thresher Shark Divers
Our rental equipment is all top quality, name-brand gear that has consistently rated highly in consumer tests including Scubapro, Aqualung, Mares and Cressi.
We have over 40 complete sets. For keeping safe post-covid, this allows us to rotate sets after use, to give it at least a few days since last use, We will assign you a set for the duration of your stay, and you will get free mouthpiece for your use when you arrive.
dive equipment for sale
Our retail shop features a full range of equipment for sale. Brands include Aqualung, Scubapro, Apeks, Waterproof, Cressi and Suunto.
We replace our rental gear often and this is available for purchase. It is very reasonably priced and in excellent condition.