by Paolo Fritz
(Cebu City, Philippines)
Locals and tourists flock to Malapascua all year round to experience firsthand the captivating beauty of the island.
With the promise of picturesque views, lush greenery, sparkling waters and long stretches of white sand beaches, Malapascua is now slowly gaining popularity as the Little Boracay of Cebu.
Offering an open invitation of that ultimate getaway, Malapascua will also beguile you with its rich underwater treasures, an adventure any diving enthusiast should never pass up.
In fact, one of the island's main attractions is its marine biodiversity and underwater wrecks that are a sight to behold.
The dive sites promise a feast for the eyes and a memorable experience from sandy mucks, stunning coral reefs, and abundant marine life capped with thriving group of manta rays, whitetip sharks and almost daily sightings of thresher sharks off Monad Shoal.
Malapascua is best known for shark sightings. One of its little island, Gato is a known sanctuary of sea snakes, bamboo, nurse, whitetip, and hammerhead sharks, threshers, moral eels, and so much more.
This is why more and more underwater photographers have visited then island to capture shark shots as well as showcase the mesmerizing beauty of its marine life, swim through, overhangs and the three wreck sites that truly offer an awesome visual treat.
So if you are looking for a diving adventure of a lifetime, add Malapascua on top of your must-visit places in the Philippines.
Situated at the northernmost section of Cebu City, you can get to the island through a 4-hour land trip via pubic transportation and a 30-minute boat ride.
Malapascua has continued to attract both locals and foreign tourists to come back again and again with its unspoiled beauty and quaint charm. Discover the natural of the island for yourself and enjoy great diving adventure all year around.
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