Malapascua Island

Daanbantayan, Cebu

Malapascua Island is a Philippine island situated in the Visayan Sea, 6.8 kilometres across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island.

Malapascua became famous fairly recently, only in the early 1990s as a dive destination. Prior to this, the island was known for its wide white sand beach, known as Bounty Beach; it has also become known for its beautiful coral garde ...

ns and excellent local dive spots, as well as further-out sites including Gato Island, Monad Shoal, and Kemod Shoal. Monad Shoal is an underwater plateau where thresher sharks and manta rays can regularly be sighted.

Most of the islanders derive their livelihood from tourism, while some still rely on subsistence fishing and farming.

The number-one dive site of Malapascua is Monad Shoal where thresher sharks can be seen regularly at and just before sunrise. They use the seamount as a cleaning station for bluestreak and moon cleaner wrasse to remove ectoparasites such as gnathiids from their skin and clean their gills and mouths.  Wiki

Malapascua Island News

  • Malapascua Island Cebu

    The island is situated on the northern tip of Cebu island, known for being one of the top diving sites in the Philippines. foreign tourists are flocking and even settling here especially the divers because of its rich marine sanctuary. It is best known for Monad Shoal where thresher sharks can be seen regularly before sunrise. But diving is not the only activity you can do on this island, it is also an idyllic destination for a laid-back holiday that even some people are calling it as mini Boracay or the next Boracay.

  • Malapascua Island Daanbantayan Cebu

    Malapascua Island Daanbantayan Cebu

    From turquoise-hemmed shores & awesome underworld to powder-soft sands & razor-sharp cliffs, theres just something wonderful about Malapascua Island that keeps us lust for more. I for one, couldnt get enough of it the medley of murmuring blues & greens against windswept coconut trees, the lazy strolls along its swathe of white sand beaches & the soul of beautiful nothingness all coming to you at once.

  • Close Encounter With Thresher Sharks On Malapascua

    The main reason we came to Malapascua (Cebu, Philippines) are the rare and beautiful thresher sharks. In German they are called "Fuchshai" (literal fox shark) btw. Although these sharks can be found in tropical oceans around the world, this is one of the very view places where encounters are very likely. Since they spend the day hunting in depths of more than 200m, dives with the threshers start very early in the morning, when they come closer to the surface (30 m) to get cleaned by little reef fish. We (Matthias & Doris) didnt have much luck in the beginning. We had to get up at 4 am four day ...

  • Discovering The Crown Jewels Of Northern Cebu Malapascua, Bantayan Island

    Discovering The Crown Jewels Of Northern Cebu Malapascua, Bantayan Island

    Even if one lived for a century, it might not be enough to go around the Philippines to visit all 7,641 islands and islets combined, and truly enjoy the beauty of nature.

    One place, however, can be a great escape for adventurers and those who love the beach--Cebu.

    Aside from the Sinulog Festival, a long list of world class singers, scrumptious lechon, and dried mangoes, Cebu has gems that can satisfy anybody's thirst for excitement.

    Here are some places to visit and activities try in Cebu islands:

    1. Go underwater in Malapascua Island

    Popularly known as the home of thresher shar ...

  • Divers Paradise The Underwater Attraction In Malapascua

    Divers Paradise The Underwater Attraction In Malapascua

    Malapascua Island is located on the northern tip of Cebu Island and has a lot to offer for such a small island that is only 3kms long and 1km wide. It is well-known for being a diving paradise that can be found in this part of the Philippines. Divers and holiday makers from all over the world are attracted to Malapascuas beauty and its wonderful underwater attractions.

  • Malapascua Cebu 2017 Best Island In The Philippines

    Hi Guys! Its Skye here. So todays video is going to be a very special one because it is my first episode of #SkyeTravels 😂

    Welcome to another hidden gem in cebu . Cebu's malapascua Island.

    Here's how to get in Malapascua Island:

    1.) From Cebu City North Terminal, ride a Ceres bus bound to Maya Port in Daanbantayan. The bus trip will end in Maya Port. Travel time: 4-5 hours. Maya Port is the last stop for both buses. The fare is Php 200 for air-con and less for non-aircon bus.

    TIP: DON't forget to bring your ID for 20% discount

    2.)At Maya Port you can go to the small Ti ...