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Philippines – Malapascua & Dumaguete

Visit the stunning reefs of the Philippines, dive with thresher sharks and whales sharks, and meet some of the friendliest people on this planet. This trip has it all!


Date 22 Mar- 6 Apr 2025
Location Malapascua & Dumaguete Philippines
Price £3,295
Required Certification No experience required.
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Beautiful reef, macro life and THRESHERS!

Week 1: Malapascua

Malapascua is a beautiful tropical island in the central part of the Philippines. It is the only place in the world that divers can predictably see Thresher Sharks as they come up from the deep in the morning to visit the cleaning stations at Kemud Shoal. It is truly a unique and exhilarating experience to see so many of these up close.

Exotic Resort was the first to start diving with Thresher sharks 20 plus years ago and put Malapascua on the diving destination map as a truly incredible place to dive. Located on the South Eastern corner of Bounty Beach. Exotic resort offers excellent facilities throughout, (with the biggest menu of any resort!), superb dive boats and guides, spacious and comfortable rooms and friendly staff.


Week 2: Dumaguete

Dumaguete on the Island of Negros is regarded as the macro capital of the central part of the Philippines; along the coastline is dive site after dive site containing superb macro life where you can see all kinds of critters including frogfish, ghostpipefish, flamboyant cuttlefish and nudibranch. No trip here is complete without a visit to Apo Island, which has spectacular hard and soft coral reefs, excellent fish life and many green and hawksbill turtles. There will be an optional day trip to Oslob to make a couple of dives with the whalesharks.

Thalatta Resort, is located on the South of Negros island which means it has very easy access to Apo Island. Lush gardens and space are the first things which strike you when you arrive at the resort. Excellent facilities throughout makes a stay at Thalatta very comfortable. The house reef is excellent for macro diving, and you’ll have it all to yourself.

Our Schedule:

Sat 22 Mar’25 Depart London
Sun 23 Mar ’25 Arrive Manila, transfer to Belmont Hotel
Mon 24 Mar ’25 Depart Manila, fly to Cebu, transfer to Malapascua
Tue 25 Mar – Sat 29 Mar ’25 Malapascua – Exotic Resort – Dive Days 1-5
Sun 30 Mar ’25 Depart Malapascua, transfer to Dumaguete
Mon 31 Mar – Fri 4 Apr ’25 Dumaguete – Thalatta Resort – Dive Days 1-5
Sat 5 April ’25 Depart Dumaguete, transfer to Cebu, depart Philippines
Sun 6 Apr ’25 Arrive London

What’s included:

  • Flights from London Heathrow to Manila, return from Cebu, economy class, 25kg check in luggage
  • 1 night Belmont Hotel Manila, B&B
  • Flight from Manila to Cebu, transfer Malapascua
  • 6 nights Exotic Resort, Super Deluxe Room, twin share, full board meals
  • 15 dives, inc nitrox, boat, guide, tank and weights
  • Transfers from Malapascua to Dumaguete (private van, boat and public fastcraft ferry)
  • 6 nights Thalatta Resort, Deluxe Room, twin share, full board meals
  • 15 dives, inc nitrox, boat, guide, tank and weights
  • Optional trip to Oslob to see whalesharks
  • Transfer to Cebu (private van and public fastcraft ferry)
  • ATOL and Travel Trust Association financial protection

What’s excluded:

  • Dive equipment hire
  • Marine sanctuary fees
  • Alcoholic & soft drinks at resorts


  Cost per Diver Twin Share Cost per diver, single room Non diver, twin share
Cost per Person £3,295 £3,895 £2,395

Deposit required £1500


Contact Lynne at Aquanaut Scuba for more information and registration form.

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