Frequently Asked Questions
Most FAQ and answers
What are the dive sites like?
Malapascua has a great variety of dive sites – we’ve got big stuff and small stuff, reefs and wrecks, amazing coral dives and sandy muck dives, wall dives and night dives.
You can read more on the dive sites HERE.
Tell me about the thresher sharks.
Malapascua is the only place in the world where you can dive with the magnificent thresher sharks every day, so come and see these amazing creatures in action!
We dedicated a full page to these magnificent creatures HERE.
What type of dives do we do (boat/shore, schedule etc.)?
TSD offers a mix of single boat dives and two or three tank day trips to more distant sites. We dive in small groups supervised by experienced PADI DivTSD offers a mix of single boat dives and two or three tank day trips to more distant sites. We dive in small groups supervised by experienced PADI Divemasters who have done thousands of dives around Malapascua. They have laser eyes and know the sites inside out! If you want to see something special, just ask.
You can find more info and schedules HERE.
How do I start learning to dive?
During PADI’s entry level Open Water Diver Course you will gain the necessary knowledge to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision. After you are certified you will be able to go to any scuba shop around the world and rent equipment, get air fills, and dive within the limits of your training.
You will learn to plan, conduct, and log open water dives. The course takes 3-4 days, but if you have less time, we do have several options and you’ll find that info HERE.
What will I see underwater?
Malapascua has an incredible diversity of life.
Our dive sites are spread out to the north, south, east and west of us, and so each site has different influences and its own environment, its own type of diving and its own appeal. We really are a one-stop destination.
We have a full page dedicated to the Malapascua marine life HERE.
When is the best time to come?
We are very fortunate with the weather on Malapascua. The Philippines has two seasons: “rainy season” (July-December) and “dry season” (January to June). Luckily, it doesn’t mean that it always rains in rainy season – in fact we can go for months in rainy season with very little rain. As Malapascua is away from the mountains we experience much less rainfall that Cebu City. We are rarely affected by typhoons, which tend to pass near to Luzon in the north of the Philippines.
What wrecks can we see?
We have it all!
From beginner to technical diver, Malapascua has a wreck for you! If you’ve heard that Coron is the only place in the Philippines with good wreck diving, think again!
HERE is an overview of all the wrecks you can dive on Malapascua
Tell me more about PADI courses
Thresher Shark Divers offers a full range of PADI diving courses from beginner certification through to professional.
Our experienced and knowledgeable diving instructors have been through PADI’s (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) rigorous training procedures and have taught hundreds of people to dive. More on our courses HERE.
What are the prices for dives?
What are the prices for PADI Courses?
We offer a full range of PADI scuba diving courses from beginner to Instructor including everything in between. As the top PADI Dive Center on Malapascua and one of the top 5 in the Philippines, you are sure to find a course to suit your needs.
Please contact us for current prices. For multiple courses we can arrange a special package price.
What packages do you offer?
We can arrange everything on your diving trip, including diving, rooms, meals and transportation.
Because everyone has different needs and schedules, we will tailor the package specifically for you. Packages include diving, accommodation, and transport between destinations.
Please contact us for more info.