Malapascua Snorkeling Tour & Diving
Endless activities to choose from. The Malapascua Island is one of Cebu’s finest diving destination.
- Persons who intend to engage in snorkeling activities are required to purchase or bring their own mask and snorkel. Mask and snorkels are not allowed to be rented out by the establishment.
- Tourists shall be bringing their own towels and refillable water tumblers. Towels and water tumblers shall not be rented out but may be sold by the establishment.
- Spitting on the snorkeling masks for defogging is strictly prohibited. For this reason, spray bottles with diluted baby shampoo shall be provided.
- Customers shall not be allowed access to areas where equipment is stored.
- Gear and equipment that are rented out- fins, life jackets, and like- should be regularly sterilized with an Ultraviolet Germicidal Light, with STRICT OBSERVANCE of the device.
- Properly sterilize equipment must be stored.
- All dive operators are required to be accredited with the Department of Tourism and Philippine Commission for Sports SCUBA Diving. All diving protocols implemented by the operators should be in conformity with international diving standards.
- Divers are strongly encouraged to purchase or bring their own masks, Buoyancy Control Devices (BCD), mouthpieces, snorkeling tubes, and other related gears to avoid sharing of equipment. Masks, mouthpieces, and snorkeling tubes should neither be rented out nor shared but may be sold by the establishment.
- Only 50% of the boat or banca’s maximum passenger carrying capacity shall be allowed. v. Only persons traveling in the same group shall be allowed to board the boat or banca.
- The full passenger capacity as well as the 50% passenger capacity of the vessel must be displayed at all times to provide transparency and for easy reference.
Only 50% of the boat or banca’s maximum passenger carrying capacity shall be allowed.
Only persons traveling in the same group shall be allowed to board the boat or banca.
Life vests and other swimming equipment rented and used during the activity shall be regularly sterilized with an Ultraviolet Germicidal Light, with STRICT OBSERVANCE of the instructions on proper handling and use of the device.
Boats or bancas are disinfected after every use.
Boatmen must strictly observe good personal hygiene and wear proper uniform.
- Anchoring is not permitted at any dive site at any time.
- The Business Association in conjunctions with the LGU will install moorings; if no mooring exists this does not mean it is ok to anchor.
- At Monad Shoal, all divers must descend at established mooring buoys to avoid disturbing sharks or mantas. They must also ascend at established mooring buoys (air and NDL permitting). Guides must do their best to make sure divers get to a mooring buoy to ascend safely.
- No reef hooks or gloves to be allowed for both dive guides and guests of dive shops and dive safari boats.
- No sticks to be allowed by customers, at the discretion of dive shops dive guides may use sticks to point at sea life or to anchor on reef. If sticks are seen to be used harassing or interfering with sea life they are to be confiscated from the dive guide permanently.
- Only experienced divers to be allowed to dive at Monad Shoal. Advanced Open water or equivalent, or Open water or equivalent with a minimum of 30 logged dives including ‘deep’ experience.
- Whilst diving at Monad Shoal dive guides must ensure all divers remain behind the viewing lines, low to the reef, maintain good buoyancy control.
- Sitting, standing, lying on the reef is not permitted. Minimum contact with the bottom only, and at sandy areas.
- No chasing the sharks or manta rays, no disturbing cleaning stations.
- No diving over the edge of the wall at the designated cleaning stations before 8am. When encountering another dive group on Monad Shoal be respectful and move on without disturbing their established station. Do not cut through, cut in between or pass over or in front of other dive groups.
- No torches, flashlights, camera flashes or strobes for videos to be used while viewing the sharks and mantas.
- All noise makers to be kept to a minimum.
- No stepping on coral
- No stirring the sediment
- No touching or chasing marine life
- No gloves
- No feeding fish
- No littering
- No Spearfishing
- Do not support shark finning
- Don’t buy souvenirs of coral and marine life
- Do not collect dead or alive marine life
- Do not anchor or coral reefs
- Use mooring buoys
- Wear a life jacket when snorkeling
- Report environmental violations
- Join in conservation projects
- Certified Diver
- If the tourists wants to dive more than 18 meters it is required that he/she is a certified advance diver
- Tourists (diver) should be physically fit
The Municipality of Daanbantayan constructed a Tourism Information Center located at Maya New Roro Port and the other is located beside the bus terminal in Poblacion, Daanbantayan. This is to regulate the fare of the Pump boat and to assist guests’ incoming and outgoing from the Island.
Trip is scheduled every 30 minutes:
Normal Trip: PHP 100 PER PASSENGER
Special Trip: PHP 1,500.00 (one way)
Pump boats are only allowed to cater half of its maximum capacity.