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

  • 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.

  • 2017 Malapascua Island Travel Guide And Things To Do

    2017 Malapascua Island Travel Guide And Things To Do

    Malapascua is a tiny island situated 6.8km from the offshore the northern coast of Cebu Island. It is a best known for its world famous diving sites, and the beautiful white sand beach. It is unspoiled and the people are very friendly. You will fall in love with this island the moment youll set foot on it.

  • Diving In Malapascau Island Cebu Philippines

    Diving in Malapascau Island, Cebu, Philippines.
    Diving in Monad Shoal for Thresher Sharks
    Gato Island for White Tip Sharks