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The morning started off with a lovely breakfast before deciding what dives we were going to do. We went and spoke to a couple of different dive shops but were most impressed with Thresher Shark Divers. They were pretty expensive and we could only afford a couple of dives but really wanted to go on the trip to Calanggaman Island so settled for the Thresher dive in the morning and then we would just do 1 dive out of the ...
... hoard of porters, boatmen and would-be ferry operators, all telling us in all seriousness that the public ferry has just departed/cannot go until high tide/has sunk (take your pick with this one) One phillipino man looks semi official, complete with a fake passenger list and a quoted price that is three times the expected one, and he offers to take us over right away for just 200pesos each. What he does not say is that the boat is three hundred yards offshore ...
... being treated to the Mandarin fishes mating dance and sitting on the seabed, torches off whilst we swished the water, in doing so igniting the phosphoresent plankton.
Thresher sharks are pelagic fish and typically live at round 100m below sea level. Monad Shoal is a natural cleaning station with a flat top around 25m down and it is here that Thresher sharks come at dawn. Similar to our Orang-utan encounter, our first glimpse of a 3m ...
... again. I marvel at the beauty of the movement of their ribbon like tail which is meters long! Their big round eye taking you in with every curious swim-by.....they are just so majestic, graceful and perfectly streamlined in their design. I cannot recommend this dive more to any shark lover - it was awesome!
To get to Malapascua, you first need to get to Cebu (fly in or take a ferry from your last destination). On the cheap, you can take a north bound bus from ...
... in the area where the sharks come up from great depths and are cleaned by small fish, that make them so easy to find at a depth of 30 metres. We agreed to meet-up with Gary and Cheryl (Russia, Mongolian & China) to do a dive with the Thresher sharks - the main reason we did the deep dive component together back at Bongo Bongo's in Dauin. The port at Maya was basic to say the least and our transport across to Malapascua the same. We all bundled into a ...