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

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  • 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 ...

  • 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