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“Evolution Diving - Best Ever”
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Evolution Diving
Ranked #2 of 23 Tours in Malapascua Island
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Owner description: Evolution is a concept based around safe and exciting scuba diving, good times and cold drinks with old and new friends, and a perfect blend of Filipino, Irish and English hospitality.With the paradise island of Malapascua in the Philippines as the backdrop, Evolution Diving has access to some one-of-a-kind dive sites, including the daily cleaning stations for thresher sharks at Monad Shoal. If you prefer macrolife, you can see most creatures on an experienced divers list, or you can get down and dirty in WWII wrecks and immerse yourself in the history that surrounds them.
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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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“Evolution Diving - Best Ever”
Reviewed October 21, 2010

I spent more than 3 weeks on Malapascua at Evolution Diving. The complete new dive shop has all the facilities you need. The Craic House is the bar at Evolution and offers some off the best meals on the island. After a day of diving it’s a perfect place to hang out and drink a couple of beers and you definitely have to try the Irish Car Bomb!
Malapascua is one of the best places to dive in the Philippines. The owners, Matt and David, are passionate instructors and know how to find all the good stuff on the sites. Besides the PADI courses you can do at Evolution, they offer technical diving courses as well. Matt is one of the most experienced instructor I ever met. He will give you a hard time during the tech-courses and you definitely will have to earn it , but you will be more than prepared when you pass the course. Have fun!

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Hong Kong, China
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“Very professional dive shop with great staff!”
Reviewed October 19, 2010

I just came back from 3 days diving with Evolution in Malapascua and just wanted to share my opinion. Evolution is a very professional dive center with great people. They do everything to make you safe and also anything to make you happy. I can only recommend them to anybody going to Malapascua for diving.

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Tokyo, Japan
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“Great Fun at Evolution Diving Malapascua”
Reviewed October 14, 2010

Great atmosphere at Evolution and had a lot of fun diving with the gang there. Arrived a snorkeler and left with my advanced open water and a bellyful of fond memories. The Evolution food menu hit the spot après-dive and it seemed the menu changed daily with an even newer culinary surprise in the craic house. I will return!

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San Francisco, California
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“Evolution - The intelligent and fun diver's choice!”
Reviewed October 12, 2010

I've been fortunate to have been able to dive all over the world and I can honestly say that Evolution is first-rate. Partners Matt Reed and David Joyce are committed to making your dive experience exciting, enjoyable and safe. They offer an array of classes ranging from recreational to technical. Their dive boat, The Evolution Beagle, is brand new and custom-built with quality dive-time in mind including ample space for all your gear as well as lots of leg room for you to relax during surface intervals.

The staff are well-trained and friendly. The resort is extremely clean and even boasts a pretty cool Irish bar called 'The Craic House' which serves a delightful and eclectic assortment of dishes including local fare, Irish, Mexican and even Indian cuisine. David Joyce is responsible for conceptualizing and creating the menus and you can see and taste the attention to gastronomic detail that isn't normally given at your typical dive resort.

Traveling alone, I felt extremely safe while at Evolution. They arranged for both a private car pick up and boat transfer for me from the Cebu airport. I was delighted daily by the view of the white beach and fishing boats as well as the dynamic sunrises and sunsets. Aside from seeing the Threshers (and I did see them!), I also saw a cluster of devil rays and some beautiful white tip reefs. The highlight of my trip, however, were the multitude of frogfish that reside in the Lapus Lapus dive site. Matt Reed took special care to point them out to me because he heard me mention I wanted to see a few. It's this attention to detail that makes a trip special.

The island of Malapscua itself is quaint with a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. Aside from 'The Craic House' at Evolution there are a few bars (Maldito's, Legend) and a fantastic Italian Pizzeria (Angelina's). The rooms at Evolution are fan-only so if you want air-conditioning the folks at Evolution are happy to refer you to any one of the friendly nearby establishments.

Be prepared to want to extend your trip...I did!

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Manchester
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“Fantastic - can't wait to go back”
Reviewed October 12, 2010

We spent a week with Evolution last year completing our advanced open water training alongside some general rec diving. We had a fantastic time diving with Evolution, the facilities are excellent, the training standards are very high, but it is also a really laid back fun atmosphere - check out the bar, it has to be one of the coolest on the island! Going back this year to do our wreck dive and enriched air training!

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