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PHILIPPINES – Malapascua Island – PADI Open Water Course and Thresher Shark Dive - 4 Days

Scuba Diving Paradise at Malapascua Island

Malapascua Island (off Cebu) has the appeal that numerous other folks have so frequently wished to discover in a 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 the Scuba Diving. Malapascua is starting to get an 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.

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

TERMS & 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. • Should any Entry Visa or Transit Visa Not be included in Package, LEx. will assist you in obtaining such required documentation, where necessary. We are here to ensure your Vacation / Trip is hassle free. • 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. • Legends Express Travel staff provides advisory information but do not undertake any responsibility whatsoever for any changes of information. • Prices and ticketing conditions are subject to change without prior notice before issuance of travel voucher. • Prices are not guaranteed until travel vouchers are issued and full payment has been received. • Legends Express Travel reserves the right to cancel any bookings • Any cancellation /amendment will be subject to charges. Please refer to Legends Traveler Cancellation/Amendment Policy. • All packages are non-transferable and non-exchangeable. • Any amendment after travel vouchers have been issued will be considered as a cancellation of the existing booking. Cancellation charges will be applied accordingly. Please refer to Legends Traveler Cancellation Policies. • Email address must be correctly furnished. As a customer, you agree to accept email as a means of communication and delivery of Travel vouchers and confirmation of your booking. In doing so, you agree not to hold liable for any non-receipt of travel voucher or email confirmation. • As an additional measure to protect our customers, may request for photocopies of your credit card (back and front) and a Credit Card Authorization Payment Form to exclude the possibility that the card is being used by a third party, even after payment has been made. As a customer, you agree to cooperate and provide the necessary documents to if such a need arises. • Tickets/Vouchers are not to be used for touting purpose. • Tickets/Vouchers are sold for foreign/local and inbound visitors to the Attraction/Activity/Tour or Vacation

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

We are there when you Need Us!

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Total $ 467 USD

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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