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!
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
Close Encounters of the Shark Kind
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
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!
Fine Dining on a Budget
Oscar’s Restaurant offers 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.
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.