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“Beautiful island and great diving with Exotic”

Malapascua Exotic Diving Center
Ranked #8 of 23 Tours in Malapascua Island
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort Dive with the original Thresher shark divers and local dive guide experts. Here we can find you pygmy seahorses, blue ringed octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish etc! We are the only 5* IDC National Geographic resort. With IDCs and Divemaster Internships running year round. Offering PADI courses from beginner to Pro including Nitrox. With a relaxed 4 spots a day schedule. You set your own pace and intensity for diving with Exotic.Welcome to paradise!
Reviewed October 13, 2013

I spent one week at the Exotic dive resort and had the opportunity to explore most of the dive sites around the island. If you want to see Tresher sharks you have to get up at 4:30am but it is worth it. In the 5 dives I did to Monad Shoal I could observe them every time. You should neither miss the night dives to see mandarin fish and the trip to Calanggaman Island with the BBQ lunch. The dive shop is very well organized, has good equipment and the team of divemasters were very professional and made it a real pleasure to discover the underwater world. I will definitely come back.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

i really enjoyed my stay at exotic. the dive centre is is very well equipped the stuff is very helpful and friendly. they offer a great choice of different dives every day. they don't mix you up with big groups. a big thank you to the lovely crew for making my stay just perfect. if you go to malapasqua thats the shop to dive with. see you soon again

1  Thank Flo F
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

A fantastic dive resort! A group of 5 of us spent 3 days here doing 10 days and a PADI speciality course - mainly to see the thresher sharks. From the first email contact everyone was professional and very helpful, and once we arrived everything was well organised and most importantly run by friendly people! Our divemaster Wil was brilliant; he knew every dive site inside out and highlighted every bit of marine life we hoped to see in Malapascua. All the rental equipment was in very good condition; something that was noticeable when we saw divers from other shops that were nowhere near as good. A recommendation is the Thresher Shark Speciality; Becca is passionate and knowledgeable about these amazing animals and it helped us get more out of the incredible (early morning!) Thresher dives . thanks for a great few days and we will be back!

Thank Claire-Carl13
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Had the pleasure of doing my IDC Staff Instructor course with Malapascua Exotic dive resort and CD Dan Robinson. And yes it was really an exotic dive resort. So welcomed from the minute I booked until I departed. In between classes and training there were time for fun dives on some of their many great dive sites. Everything was very well organized. I hilgly recommend this place both for trainng and recreational diving.

Thank Bjørnar T
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

the dive centre and all their staff were excellent. We had a great time. We also enjoyed the food and the whole experience on the island was great
the only thing we would like to see changed - having to climb over rocks or having to balance
on a single wooden plank to get into the boat w
which took us from the mainland to the island and back - this is an accident waiting to happen ! and poor chaps having to balance the suitcases on their head and shoulders -
apart from this - it was an amazing holiday and yes the thresher sharks are awesome
thanks to everbody who made our holiday special

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