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This small modern property in Malapascua is perfectly located for divers to head out to Monad Shoal in search of thresher sharks.

Located on Bounty Beach this modern, yet simple dive resort features twenty guest rooms. There are 12 deluxe beachfront rooms in a two storey building at the front and 8 deluxe garden rooms located behind the dive centre set amongst tropical gardens, all with en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, mini fridge and tea/coffee facilities.

The Ocean Vida Restaurant serves homemade local food as well as European and Asian favourites and the beach bar is the perfect place to relax after a dive. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available throughout.

Sea Explorers

The Sea Explorers dive centre is on-site at Ocean Vida. Up to four boat dives, in small groups, are offered on a daily basis. Early morning boat trips head to Monad Shoal for thresher shark encounters. Other dive sites offer a great range of macro, wreck, cave and wall diving. Day trips are available to Gato and Calanggamn islands, Sambawan and Maripipi. A full range of PADI courses can be delivered by the multilingual staff and Nitrox is available.

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Key info

  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Custom dive boat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Island Hopping Dive Safari

Choose from five exceptional diving locations in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Enjoy stress free diving adventures as you island hop between them, exploring everything from macro life to pelagics.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Sharks & Reefs

This two week itinerary is perfect for divers seeking thresher shark encounters in the clear blue waters at Monad Shoal, and the pristine reefs surrounding Panglao and Balicasag islands.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,145 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Surrounded by white sandy beaches, the little island of Malapascua has gained a reputation as one of the best places in the world for thresher shark sightings, encountered each morning at Monad Shoal. Numerous other sharks are also seen, as well as mantas.

  • Ideal for viewing: pelagic thresher shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, banded sea krait, mandarin fish, common cuttlefish
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Singles diving, Group diving, Shark diving

The Visayas

This central region of islands is deservedly famous for beautiful beaches, relaxed lifestyle and stunning dive sites. Cebu City is the international gateway and provides links to the most exciting dive spots including Malapascua, Moalboal, Dumaguete and Bohol.

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, pelagic thresher shark, giant frogfish, black-tip reef shark, banded sea krait
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Singles diving, Luxury diving, Reef diving, Snorkelling, Underwater photography