Malapascua, an island in the Philippines so little you can barely see it on the map of the country, is known by divers worldwide. Besides being a tropical paradise with an idyllic scenery visitors all over the world come to this island to dive with the famous Thresher Sharks. Enough reasons for me to pay a visit.
The "Indiana Jones" of the ocean is known for its long whip-like tail which makes them able to hunt and jump out of the water. Unfortunately like many other sharks and animals for that matter, Thresher Sharks make up one of the world's most vulnerable and threat ...
Mention Malapascua Island and two words come to mind - Thresher Shark. This is the only place where divers are able to consistently spot thresher sharks with a 99.7 percentage. That's pretty high considering sharks actually swim and the ocean is a huge ass place. Monad Shoal is the dive site to be in to view these magnificent creatures.
It's quite a bitch to travel to Malapascua from Kuala Lumpur. Thank God for the newly opened Air Asia 3 hour direct flight path from Kuala Lumpur to Cebu. Three hours to fly to Cebu.
Have someone from the Malapascua Island dive centre pick you up from Ceb ...
"The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach." - Henry Beston
HOW TO GET TO MALAPASCUA
North Bus to Maya Port 4-5 hours
Maya Port to Malapascua 30 mins - 1 hour
•Colon to North Bus 01K Jeepney - 8.00
•North Bus to Maya Port
Regular Bus -131.00 (Student) / 163.00 (Regular)
Aircon Bus - 160.00 (Student) / 200.00 (Regular)
•Maya Port to Malapascua 100.00
2200.00 (Good for 10 - 15 person / Negotiable)
1500.00 (Good for 10 - ...
Last week , I received an invitation for the opening in one of the resort in Malapascua. I did not hesitate to refused when I knew it will be held at there.
I headed back to Malapascua island last 10th of December . This would be my third trip to the Cebu's best kept paradise since I first visited in 2013. So why do I keep going back to Malapascua island?
For sure there are practical reasons, such as island hopping and diving. But there must be other reasons for revisiting the island. Here are some of them.
1. Glorious and Spectacular Sunrise
The morning sunrise over Malapascua Islan ...
Malapascua – an island way up north the island of Cebu, is notably popular to scuba divers and deep free divers mainly because of the fearful yet beautiful thresher sharks! They lie deep within the waters around 90ft down via scuba. These wonderful creatures are actually a sign that marine life is still prosperous around the area!
But today, it's now also a major hotspot for beach lovers, cliff jumpers, chill buddies, and basically everyone who craves white sand beaches. The island is surrounded with eye-blinding white sand beaches and clear waters perfect for your underwater photo shoots ...
Monad Shoal, a large seamount off Malapascua Island in the Philippines, is the only place in the world where pelagic thresher sharks are consistently seen. They're amazing creatures.
Pelagic threshers are a large shark, growing to almost 4 m in total length, including their oversized tail. That tail looks a little odd in photos, but most people who've seen them underwater rate threshers amongst the most graceful and balletic of all sharks.
While I can sympathise with that point of view, and they're certainly no danger to people, I personally prefer to think of them as deceptively violent ...