Malapascua Island – PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course - 4 Days

Scuba Diving Paradise in the Philippines

Malapascua Island (off Cebu) has the appeal that numerous other folks have so frequently wished to discover in small disengaged shoreline heaven. Homes are situated on the shoreline, which may influence you to feel like you have deserted the western world.

Malapascua Island is essentially only a stack of sand and shakes amidst the Visayan Sea. It is a beguiling island where nonnatives blend flawlessly with local people. You can get a genuine cut of Filipino life when you take a wander outside of your resort. The main reason a great many people come to Malapascua Island is for Scuba Diving. Malapascua is starting to get overall notoriety for fantastic diving which implies now is an awesome time to come. Before it gets excessively renowned. It is the main place on the planet you can dependably observe thresher sharks and is conceivably the best place in the Philippines for huge fish experiences.


This is a PADI Certified Scuba Diving Course. Help by qualified and professional PADI divers. Once you have attained your Certification, there will be additional dives. You can discuss this with your friendly instructors.

How to Get There

Malapascua is located in the Philippines just off the north tip of Cebu Island. Most people get to Malapascua via Cebu City. From Cebu, take a bus or car up to the port of Maya, then a boat over to Malapascua. It is a calm island and the resorts, eateries and Dive shops are settled amongst the palm trees along the primary shoreline. They are not all that numerous thus, it doesn’t feel at all crowded.


The climate on Malapascua is typically incredible. Hurricane season in the Philippines is from May to December, yet Malapascua is seldom influenced. The tropical storms, as a rule,  go toward the north. In light of this fact, there are no mountains close-by.  Thus it keeps away from a considerable amount of rains that tends to fall on Leyte or Cebu. An infrequent hurricane may hit the island, yet it happens perhaps a few times each year.  On the off chance that you need a calmer occasion, come amid ‘hurricane’ season. The Scuba Diving is better around then also.

The PADI Open Water Diver is the most popular dive intro course and this package also includes a dive after certification with our magnificent thresher sharks!

Please note: You need to be staying on Malapascua Island itself to book this package. We can help with resorts and transfers.


  • A close encounter with wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Excellent value for money
  • The perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Day 1
What you will Learn and How!

You are about to embark on what we hope will be one of the most amazing activities in your life, so we hope you are excited!

The Open Water Course takes 4 days. And leave a spare morning afterward for the thresher shark dive (no flying that day!). Contact us for scheduling questions or if you have less time.

The package includes the full PADI Open Water Course, which consists of:


Shallow water work

4 Open Water dives.

You will then be certified to dive to 18 metres!

Also included is a PADI Deep Adventure dive, which certifies you to dive to 30 meters. You will do this dive at Monad Shoal, home to our magnificent thresher sharks!!!

In advance:

We will contact you to register you for your online manual if you would like that option. Elearning is also another option.

We will arrange your initial schedule by email.

We can also book your resort and airport transport.

Please Contact your LEx. representative for further assistance and information – We are here when You Need Us~

Transport and Accommodation can be arranged for You to Malapascua Island.

Just Send us an Inquiry of your requirements and we will reply with an offer for your PADI Diving Course. We will send a Quote with Various Dive Resorts so you can choose whats right for you – cheers

We are here when you Need Us! – Thank you

Cost Includes

  • Open Water + Shark dive only
  • * Full PADI Open Water Course
  • * plus PADI Deep Dive on the Thresher Shark Dive.
  • * Certification to 30 meters.
  • * Includes everything required except marine park fees.
  • * Online manual at no extra charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Marine park fees PHP 150 per day (required)
  • Marine park fee P50 (shark dive only)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off - not required as Malapascua is very small.

More Info.

Tour Operator Info.

Open Water + Shark Dive only

* Full PADI Open Water Course
* plus PADI Deep Dive on the Thresher Shark Dive.
* Certification to 30 meters.
* Includes everything required except marine park fees.
* Online manual at no extra charge.

Terms and Conditions

• Passengers’ name entered in the booking form must be same as per passenger’s passports. Incorrect names may cause penalties or invalidation of travel vouchers.
• For entry visa and transit visa, passports should have a minimum of 6 month’s validity after completing the journey.
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• It is passenger’s responsibility to check carefully for any errors made in the booking details, flight itineraries and travel vouchers immediately upon getting them.
• Please pay attention to the billing currency indicated on the package. Billing currency would be the currency in which you will be billed in.
• Prices are subject to surcharges during Peak season and Holiday season.
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Age Requirements

Additional Information:
* Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
* Age 10 and above allowed for PADI Certificate
* Shark dive – minimum age 15 and above.

PADI Open Water and Advanced

Full PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water Course. 6 days minimum. Includes everything required except marine park fees. Online manual available in many languages at no extra charge.

from US$725/person

Duration 6D/5N

Transport and accommodation can be arranged by LEx. – Please contact your LEx. representative for further information – Thank you

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Trip Facts

  • Daily
  • Malapascua Island
  • 1 - 12
  • From Manila or Cebu
  • 4D/3N
  • Not Included
  • Not Included, can be arranged by LEx.
  • Scuba Diving
  • PADI Diving Course

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