Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort
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Built in 1997, and the first dive resort on Malapascua, Exotic Dive Resort has grown a lot. It is now a world-renowned 5-star IDC Resort. The dive shop has expanded rapidly over the years and now has 4 big “banka” boats, 1 smaller dive boat, 2 flat boats, nitrox facilities, multimedia classroom, and a large team of experienced instructors and Divemasters.
The resort is located on the best part of Bounty Beach, one of the nicest beaches in the Philippines. It's within easy walking distance of the main tourist beach but far enough away to give it a secluded, relaxing island atmosphere.
On property are 5 different types of well-maintained rooms, all of which have private bath, balcony and 24 hour power year round. Most of the rooms can accommodate 2 persons though it is possible to add an extra mattress to sleep 3.
Their highly acclaimed international restaurant offers an extensive range of mouth-watering dishes from fresh salads and sandwiches served on freshly baked bread to local Philippine and international specialties. The Sea View Bar and Restaurant is the ideal place to relax and have a beer or sample one of the Exotic Special Cocktails or fruit shakes. “Happy Hour” from 5:00PM to 7:00PM! There is also excellent Spa Services.
Malapascua is known for some of the best shark diving in the Philippines, famous for the thresher sharks which can be seen at any time of year at Monad Shoal and Kemod Shoal. This area is reputedly the only place in the world where the thresher shark can be seen within recreational diver limits on a regular basis. At other times of the year it is also possible to encounter schooling hammerheads and giant manta rays that also frequent the cleaning stations at Monad and Kemod Shoal.
Malapascua also has a reputation for first-class macro diving. It is almost guaranteed that you will witness, amongst other things, a plethora of nudibranch, frog fish, mandarin fish, cuttlefish, sea horses, sea moths, octopus, gurnards and pipefish diving here.