Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort does not have its own dive center, but instead we are partner with Sea Explorers: a PADI 5 Star dive center with 15 years of experience in Malapascua Island and more than 30 years in other locations around the Philippines, making it one of the leading dive centers in the country.
In 2015, the dive center was nominated by the German dive magazine “TAUCHEN” as one of the top 3 dive centers in the Indo-Pacific region.
Diving Around Malapascua
Malapascua became most famous for its regular sightings of the worldwide rare, Thresher Shark.
This species can be seen at Monad Shoal year-round during the early morning dives which take place before sunrise. Different species of rays and whitetip reef sharks are also often spotted on the sunken island called Monad Shoal. Lucky divers even have the chance to see the graceful manta ray passing by at the cleaning station here.
Another highlight of diving around Malapascua are the evening, sunset dives around the Lighthouse where the beautiful mandarinfish can be spotted performing it mating ritual.
Most divers are surprised at the great biodiversity on the sites around Malapascua, as they offer a great range of macro, muck and wall diving.
Sea Explorers Malapascua offers
- European management
- The only places in the world that you will see Thresher sharks almost on a daily basis.
- Up to 4 dives a day
- Maximum 4 divers per guide
- Good quality, well maintained rental equipment
- Best wreck dive in the Visayas on the Dona Marilyn
- PADI courses up to Instructor
- PADI courses in Spanish and English
- Nitrox 32%
- DIN and INT valves
- 12 l. and 15 l. scuba tanks
Sea Explorers boats
Three Sea Explorers boats to take the guests to the beautiful dive sites in the area. All boats have VHF radio, first aid kit and oxygen available.
OCEAN HUNTER : Outrigger boat for day trips and single dives with maximum 12 divers.
MAHAYAK: Outrigger boat for days trips with maximum 18 divers.