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!

Thresher Shark Malapascua

Thresher Shark Dives

Malapascua is the only place in the world, where thresher sharks can be seen every day!

Dive with Threshers sharks

Our thresher shark dives can fill up, so it's best to booking advance to avoid disappointment.
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PADI Dive Courses

At Thresher Shark Divers we offer a wide range of PADI Diving Courses.

From Beginner to Instructor

We are a 5 Star PADI Career Development Centre (CDC), the premier level of PADI Dive Centers, so you are assured the highest quality training.
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Malapascua Island from the air

Getting to Malapascua

Private, safe, and sanitised transfers to and from Cebu, Mactan, Santander and Moalboal.

From the Airport to your Room

Our driver will pick you from the airport or hotel, drive you safely to your private boat transfer.
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Thresher Shark under the boat on Malapascua Island

Malapascua Dive Sites

Malapascua Island offers so much more than thresher sharks!

One location, everything here...

Reefs and wrecks, wall dives and muck dives, coral gardens and amazing macro...
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Malapascua Resorts

We work with many resorts and hotels on Malapascua, and can book an all inclusive package, for every budget!

Facilitating your Booking

Make your life easier and book your all-inclusive package through us!
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Other Dive Locations

Let us build your complete dive vacation around the country with our sister company, Philippines Dive & Travel.

Complete custom -built trip

TSD's owner, Andrea, with 20 years experience booking diving around the Philippines, will build and tweak your perfect dive package.
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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, large rays, whitetip sharks, mandarin fish, countless nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, frogfish, cuttlefish, endless crustacean species, beautiful unspoiled coral gardens and much more.

Covid Update

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. 


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!

diving safety

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

Divers Alert Network on Malapascua Island
Thresher Shark Divers Malapascua 5 star Dive Center

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

rental equipment

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.

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