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

  • Walking To The Beach, Sunset Malapascua Island, Cebu

    This walk through the village area of Malapascua Island, Cebu to the beach at Exotic Beach resort to view the sunset is a chance to see normal Filipino life. This is one of several spots for tourists and expats to watch the sunset. The restaurant and bar at Exotic offers good food and drinks.

  • Malapascua Island Travel Guide, How To Get There, Where To Stay And More

    Malapascua Island Travel Guide, How To Get There, Where To Stay And More

    For years, this northernmost island of Cebu is a haven for scuba divers aiming to have an encounter with the Thresher Sharks Malapascua Island. The island has been synonymous to the Threshers since it is the only known place in the world that guarantees daily sightings for sharks of this kind.

  • Thresher Sharks Malapascua Island Cebu Philippines Oct 2017

    Thresher sharks are large lamniform sharks of the family Alopiidae found in all temperate and tropical oceans of the world; the family contains four species, all within the genus Alopias. Wikipedia

  • Malapascua Island 5 Things To Do When Visiting The Island

    Malapascua Island 5 Things To Do When Visiting The Island

    We all know that Malapascua Island is just simply charming with heap of sands and rocks in the middle of Visayan Sea. Many foreigners will always enjoy when visiting the island especially when they venture outside the resort. Obviously, most of them get fall in love with the real slice of a Filipino life.

  • From Sawang To The US Kennys Advocacy Shines

    From Sawang To The US Kennys Advocacy Shines

    Twenty-four-year-old Kenny Glenn Silud has always been interested in marine conservation, starting with small projects in their coastal community in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City when he was still a Sangguniang Kabataan chairman there.

    He started with My Little Seahouse, a mini library that he set up in their barangay hall where kids aged six to 10 years old can learn about the ocean and marine animals.

    My Little Seahouse is among 19 marine conservation projects by young Filipinos that were funded by the United States Embassy. The projects were conceptualized during the Sea Camp, a s ...

  • Malapascua Island Philippines

    Malapascua Island is a popular tourist island with many resorts and white sand beaches. It is about a 30 minute boat trip off the north end of Cebu, Philippines. Diving, Snorkeling, viewing thrasher sharks, swimming, dining or just relaxing. It is very close to Bantayan Island also.