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Address: 6013, Philippines
Phone Number: 639276123359
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Description: PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center, located on Malapascua Island in the...
PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center, located on Malapascua Island in the Philippines. Offering daily thresher shark dives, mantas, hammerheads, reefs and wrecks, macro and muck diving, mating mandarin fish, seahorses, frogfish and much more. Small groups with experienced Divemasters and Instructors. TSD offers all the local dives sites, a full range of PADI courses from beginner to Instructor, dive internships and technical diving. British owned and run, professional and safe, with 8 years experience on Malapascua,
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TSD is all you need in Malapascua

I was recently in Malapascua for 4 days and did 5 dives with TSD. From start to finish everything is taken care of. The staff in the restaurant, the dive shop, the dive masters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I was recently in Malapascua for 4 days and did 5 dives with TSD. From start to finish everything is taken care of. The staff in the restaurant, the dive shop, the dive masters, on the boat, every single one of them is friendly, professional and so kind. There are showers, a restaurant, a place to keep your things dry... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I just recently spent over two weeks in the Philippines, one week of which was spent in Malapascua.The sole purpose of my visit to the island was to dive.This was my second visit to Malapascua and the first time I dived with TSD.I remembered them to be a very professional outfit,so I headed straight back to the TSD shop again.I... More 

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Nowra, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It was the small things that counted. Our arrival at the airport and small detour into town, water in the car and Angelica meeting us at the Dive Centre. Instead on going straight onto the whale shark trip, we chose to check in and get settled first. The little things eg; no problem for Angelica who was the consummate host.... More 

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scbrdvr, Owner at Thresher Shark Divers, responded to this review

Thank you for this review, but I just want to advise readers that this review is posted in the wrong location. I have tried to inform Tripadvisor, but they think it is okay. This review is for DONSOL ECO TOUR located near LEGASPI in the north of the Philippines, rather than in Malapascua in the Central Philippines, which is where... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Great dive masters and amazing dive sites. Plus delicious food. You will not be disappointed. I had a great time and did ten dives. Trevor was great with email correspondence. Payment was easy via PayPal and transportation was reliable. I highly recommend tsd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My first diving experience elsewhere was not great and I was hesitant to try diving again. I went to Thresher Shark Divers and they completely changed my feelings on diving! The staff was professional, friendly and fun. They were incredibly helpful with any and all questions I had and I decided to get a diving certification with them. I was... More 

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I just completed my AOW course with TSD and I cannot recommend them highly enough. After having a terrible experience diving in the US, I was pretty nervous to dive again. My instructors Angus, Cey and Susan were all extremely patient with me and very helpful, and left me feeling confident in the water. I was even able to complete... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very good dive center and dive guide Beds is the best. In just a few days he'll show you all there is to see around there!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

There are many dive centres to choose from on Malapascua, and they will all offer the same sites to dive. Our booking at Thresher Shark Divers left us excited about the visit as everything was very well arranged, from our van trip up North, to our ferry transfer, as well as our hotel bookings near the airport. We were well... More 

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scbrdvr, Owner at Thresher Shark Divers, responded to this review

Thank you so much to this guest for the review. We are very glad that that (almost) everything went so well during their stay. I would like to apologise for the issues they had with their equipment. This is certainly not usual and they were very unlucky that several things went wrong. The computer - there was a problem with... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We chose the 10 dive package after good, helpful conversations with the managing director. We'd read many reviews on TripAdvisor and saw that the good easily outweigh the poor. We left glad we only made it 10 dives. Unfortunately, we found all but 1 of the expat staff we encountered to be very uninterested in helping us with any queries.... More 

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scbrdvr, Owner at Thresher Shark Divers, responded to this review

Thank you to these guests for their comments, I am really sorry though they thought we were not helpful enough. We do always do our best to try and inform people fully about the dives. I have talked to my staff about these guests and they recall that they were briefed about the dives on arrival and throughout their stay,... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I would give these guys more stars, if only it was possible. The diving, service, and professionalism is above and beyond what we expected. After a bad experience at another dive shop on Malapascua, we came to Thresher Shark Divers feeling a bit nervous but ready to give diving another go. Our guide Susan, was amazing, so patient with us... More 

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