Malapascua is located north of Cebu Island, about 3-4 hr car ride from the Cebu Mactan Airport to Maya port (the road condition is bad) and a short 30 mins away to the island. This place is paradise, the island is shaded by coconut trees, beautiful white sandy beach and coral garden. The island became well known in the early 90s as a famous dive destination for Thresher Shark sighting. Every diver goes there in search for this mysterious yet stunning shark. I was not going to miss out my chance!
|White sandy beach|
Before I got there, I have heard so much about this famous Dive Master, his name is Paul, so of course I have requested for him to be our group DM. He was young, spontaneous, funny and enthusiastic. It makes a lot of difference when a DM is working for money or with the love of diving plus enthusiasm. I had enjoy my trip both time with him as my DM.
|Cock fight arena|
Food were delicious and the service from the staff were excellent, I even have a chance to visit the Cock fight arena in the village, mine blowing! But after seeing the brutal ending, it's not so fun after all.
Diving is definitely one of the best in Philippines, just to have a chance to see the mysterious Thresher Shark top it all. Not to mentioned Hammer head at Kemod Shoal...:-D
Travel date : 28 Apr - 1 May 07, 20-24 Mar 2008
Travel route : SG -F-> Cebu -> C -> Maya -> B -> Malapascua
Accommodation and diving : Exotic Dive Resort (http://malapascua.net/)Type of diving : Muck, reef, wall, wreck, cavern
Water temperature : 25-30°C
Best time to dive : Dive-able all year round. Feb-May best time to dive.
-F-> Flight -B-> Boat -C-> Car