Malapascua Snorkeling Tour & Diving

Malapascua Snorkeling Tour & Diving

Starts at 5:00 AM 2 Hrs to All Day 50 - 100 PAX (per activity)

Tour & Diving Description

Endless activities to choose from. The Malapascua Island is one of  Cebu’s finest diving destination.

Beach Tour

Step onto any of the beaches in Malapascua and enjoy a refreshing juice and a welcome souvenir from us.

Snorkeling Tour

Snorkeling Tour around Malapascua Island to different sites, including the Coral Garden, a stopover at the beach for lunch, snorkeling in Lapus-Lapus and finally, Dakit-Dakit Islet.

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Carnaza Island Excursion

A 45-minute boat ride to Carnaza Island Eco Park. Explore the island and find the skull caves! Or just relax on the white sand beach and try to find the reef sharks in the nearby rocks.

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Sunset Cruise with Dolphin Searching

Head off into the sunset in search of dolphins between Malapascua Island and Kalanggaman Island, while watching the sun go down with the refreshments.

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Diving

Malapascua is known for daily sightings of the famous Thresher Sharks at Monad Shoal, but having incredible macro diving at other great dive sites. Wreck dives like the Dona Marilyn and Mogami Maru and also dive colourful reefs. Deep dives and shallow dives. All of this together is what makes Malapascua the best all-around dive location in the Philippines.

Dive Medical Form should be reviewed before selecting this option. If any concerns, form must be signed by a doctor.

Fun Dive

Scuba diving at one of Malapascua’s local sites! Must be minimum Open Water Certified Diver – A PADI Open water Dive or equivalent.

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Shark Dive

Scuba diving at the world-renowned Monad Shoal Dive Site. Must be at least Advanced Open Water Diver and have been diving within the last 3 months – A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.

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Learn to Dive

No experience diving, no problem! Learn to dive in the crystal clear waters surrounding Malapascua Island and see what awaits you in the underwater world! Comfortable swimming and in water.

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Gato Island Day Trip

The famous whitetip shark Island, where you can dive under the island through an amazing underwater tunnel. A fantastic day out with your friends, with lunch included on the boat.

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Rules to Follow

To ensure proper social distancing and good personal hygiene, the following Rules are implemented for the safety of everyone.

Snorkeling
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Spitting on the snorkeling masks for defogging is strictly prohibited. For this reason, spray bottles with diluted baby shampoo shall be provided.
  4. Customers shall not be allowed access to areas where equipment is stored.
  5. 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.
  6. Properly sterilize equipment must be stored.
Diving Activities
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Banca Capacity

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.

Sterilization & Sanitation

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.

Boat Disinfection

Boats or bancas are disinfected after every use.

Boat Men

Boatmen must strictly observe good personal hygiene and wear proper uniform.

Diving Do's & Don'ts
  1. Anchoring is not permitted at any dive site at any time.
  2. The Business Association in conjunctions with the LGU will install moorings; if no mooring exists this does not mean it is ok to anchor.
  3. 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.
  4. No reef hooks or gloves to be allowed for both dive guides and guests of dive shops and dive safari boats.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Whilst diving at Monad Shoal dive guides must ensure all divers remain behind the viewing lines, low to the reef, maintain good buoyancy control.
  8. Sitting, standing, lying on the reef is not permitted. Minimum contact with the bottom only, and at sandy areas.
  9. No chasing the sharks or manta rays, no disturbing cleaning stations.
  10. 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.
  11. No torches, flashlights, camera flashes or strobes for videos to be used while viewing the sharks and mantas.
  12. All noise makers to be kept to a minimum.
Snorkeling Do's & Don'ts
  • 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
Other Local Rules
  • 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

Tour Inclusion

  • Snorkel gear, boat, lunch, tour guide, marine park fee, life vest
  • Snorkel gear, boat, lunch, tour guide, entrance to Eco park, life vest
  • Refreshments, snacks, boat, guide, life vest
  • Souvenir and Welcome Drink

Diving Inclusion

  • Dive Gear, guide, boat, dive, weights,
  • Dive Gear, guide, boat, dive, weights
  • Dive Gear, Course, Instructor, boat, certification

Contact Person

MARCIALITA D. JUMAO-AS -09778033517 (Maya New Roro Port Office) DAVIE R. PAREJA -09167771157 (Municipal Designated Tourism Officer)

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.

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