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AABANA Beach & Watersport Resort Malapascua

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    Malapascua Dive Sites


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Goby and shrimp living together in holes everywhere and the tiny rocks often house small mantis shrimp. Fire urchins, zebra crabs, dwarf lionfish, cuttlefish, seamoths, crabs, snake Malapascua Island Divingeels, frogfish, nudis and snowflake moray eels

12m / 41ft

Calanggaman Island

11°06’52.18”N, 124°15’02.04”E
11.115155, 124.249551

fishes sanctuary multilevel dives. Look for pelagics out in the blue including sharks, rays, tuna and barracuda, or unusual fish like clown triggers on the wall. You can also see many critters including nudibranchs, crabs and shrimp.

 40m+ / 130ft+


Capitan Cillo

10°59’25.70”N, 124°06’08.21”E
10.990682, 124.104304


Chocolate Island

11°18'21.6"N, 124°03'49.3"E
11.305987, 124.063698

Chocolate Island is a beautiful shallow dive site and a macro photographer’s delight. The healthy soft coral is home to a large variety of life: sea snakes, snake eels, moray eels, cuttlefish (including flamboyants), seamoths (Pegasus), large crabs and juvenile batfish.

16m / 55ft

Dakit Dakit


Dakit Dakit is close to the Bounty beach and has beautiful soft coral, nudibranchs, banded pipefish, seahorses and cuttlefish.

15m / 50ft

Dona Marilyn Wreck


N.11°34.991’ E.123°59.660’
90 min.by Banca, 32 km
336°from Beach

32 km from Malapascua to north. Dona Marilyn was a Cebu-Manila passenger ferry that sank in a typhoon 1984. It was a huge disaster and many people lost their lives. The wreck is around 100m long, and now lying on its starboard side, amazingly still all in one piece. Long lost fishing nets encrusted in coral are draped all over it, giving it quite a spooky feel!

18m-32m / 60ft-110ft


Gato Island

Map Gato

11°26’42.25”N, 124°01’20.40”E
11.446879, 124.020616

N.11°26.760’ E.124°01.390’
17 km from Beach Malapascua

A small deserted Island with interesting rock formations.There are three underwater caves and a tunnel through the northern half pygme of the island.The more experienced divers can get through the tunnel. It gets very dark inside , so dont go without a torch. Bew prepared to hear underwater still some dynamite blasts even if its Marine protected Area, fish and shark tunnel.

Its the very best divesite of Malapascua




24m / 80ft

Kimud Shoal

11°16'48.5"N, 124°15'20.0"E
11.280154, 124.255554

Kimud Shoal is a sunken island. The top of the island lies at 12-16m, and the steep sides drop off to 200m+. Its main attraction is the school of up to 200 hammerheads, which can usually be seen regularly between December and May, and occasionally through the rest of the year.

40m+ / 130ft+


Lapus Lapus

11°20'51.1"N, 124°06'17.4"E
11.347535, 124.104819

Marine protected Area, the most spectacular coral growth and a huge variety of marine life

18 mtr.
Coral Garden 8 m.

Lighthouse Reef

Lighthouse Wreck

11°20’32.70”N, 124°06’34.52”E
11.342425,  124.109604

The mandarinfish is possibly the most beautiful fish in the world, and there are few places in the world where they can be seen. Malapascua is one of them.

The wreck at Lighthouse was a Japanese World War II landing craft. It was bombed just before landing with a large shipment of cement destined for a gun emplacement. The wreck is in very shallow water - 3m average - and is broken up with the hull in two pieces. The nearby rocks that you will see are actually bags of cement and you can still see the weave imprints on some of them!

10m / 35ft

5m / 15ft


11°34’43.31”N, 124°02’49.21”E
11.579574, 124.046859

nice relaxed dive among beautiful pastel multi- colored soft tree corals.


Maria's point

11°29’32.85”N, 124°06’36.78”E
11.492449, 124.110094

for advance divers only. Great diving because of the strong currents here. Clear waters, good corals and an excellent variety of life.

18m / 60ft

Maripipi (south point)

11°45’41.76”N, 124°19’46.22”E
11.760400, 124.328061

Another rarely visited dives site, Maripipi has everything you could want in a dive site: excellent corals and plentiful fish life including sharks and rays. We dive here on a minimum 2 day dive safari.

 30m / 100ft

Monad Shoal

11°18'23.1"N, 124°11'22.7"E
11.309166, 124.190478

Monad Shoal is an underwater island on the edge of a 200m drop off, and is famous as the only place in the world where thresher sharks can be seen everyday. Giant manta rays are a common sight year round and the shoal attracts other pelagics such as devil rays and eagle rays.

26m+ / 80ft+

North Point

11°20’58.72”N, 124°06’10.63”E
11.349725, 124.103097

Beautiful soft coral and varied marine life including frogfish of different colors

22m / 60ft

North Rock


14-24 m

North Wall


Nunez Shoal

11°05'36.8"N, 124°12'43.0"E
11.093567, 124.211952

N.11°05.643’ E.124°12.872’

As you drop over the wall, look out into the blue for pelagics such as eagle rays and sharks, and along the wall you can spot white eyed and snowflake moray eels, lionfish, scorpion fish, and rare nudibranchs galore among the giant sea fans and sponges. Visibility can be around 30m and there are big schools of small fish. Nunez shoal is on the edge of a drop off to almost 1km, so expect the unexpected!

40m+ / 130ft+


Ormoc Shoal

11°02'03.0"N, 124°08'53.4"E
11.034174, 124.148155


Pioneer wreck,

(Mogami Maru)


11°22.500’ E.124°06.400’
351° from Beach, 6 km

World War II Japanese gunboat. For those trained in decompression diving only. This is a 64 meter WWII japanese wreck at Malapascua Island, Philippines. Depth is 46-47 meters at the deck and 52-56 meters at the seabed.The wreck has more fish than anywhere else on Malapascua due to its depth as well as sharks, rays, barracuda and groupers

46 mtr. deck
56 mtr seabed


Sambauan Beach Islet. (near Maripipi)

11°45’55.71”N, 124°15’51.20”E
11.766051, 124.263645


Tapilon wreck
(Oakita Maru)


11°19.136’  E.124°01.942’
265° from Beach, 10 km

World War II Japanese cargo carrier sunk by torpedoes. Abundant Barracuda.The 'Taplion' Wreck, is an unidentified World War II Japanese cargo carrier, named for the nearby town on the mainland. The boat was hit by torpedoes and although it lies in several sections, it is still recognizable as a vessel. There is an abundance of life on this wreck and it is covered in beautiful black coral, some bushes containing hundreds of almost invisible shrimp jumping around.A recent attempt to salvage the wreck uncovered bullets and bones so this is not a dive for the faint-hearted!

22m-28m / 70ft-90ft


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