Diving in Malapascua – home of the thresher shark (1of2)
From Palawan we have a direct flight to Cebu. The plane leaves 30min ahead of schedule, they were done with the boarding 🙂 From Cebu it’s a 3.5h drive to the northern tip of the island and a 30min boat ride to Malapascua. We’re back at Ocean Vida and diving with Martin at Sea Explorers. We were here 4 years ago and liked it a lot. The next four days are getting up before 5am to dive with thresher sharks, followed by a day trip to one of the closer by islands to dive there. I like Gato Island most, frogfish and lots of critters, even bumblebee and harlequin shrimps. Sambawan Island has beautiful coral reefs, holders covered in pink and blue broccoli coral or forests of white, orange, green black corals. For the thresher sharks we went to a less crowded alternative dive site, totally worth it, got to see them very close by and in 20m depth only, so better light for Dorin’s fotos. After a day full of diving we hang out in the beanbags at the beach. And go to bed early, cause 5am wake-up….