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Tepanee Beach Resort is a small Italian managed property on Logon beach, Malapascua, offering a private holiday getaway and world-class diving opportunities at Monad Shoal.

The journey to Malapascua is worth every minute, especially when you choose to stay at this small private hillside property in the south of the island with its panoramic views of the ocean and close proximity to the dive centre.

Tepanee features a choice of superior and deluxe detached cottages or standard rooms built in a two storey block. Complete with thatched roofs, solid wooden floors and bamboo furnishings, the colourful rooms feature air conditioning, fan, en suite bathroom, minibar, safe and a private balcony. The majority offer ocean views, whilst some overlook the tropical gardens. It’s also possible to book a budget room or classic cottage if you prefer fan cooled rooms. There are no TVs or hairdryers in the rooms, but WiFi internet access is available throughout the property.

The resort has its own private beach with sun loungers and a massage gazebo. Meals and drinks are served daily at Chiringuito, a beachside bar/restaurant, but you may also choose to dine at Amihan, the Mediterranean restaurant located at the top of the hill offering panoramic views. Every effort is made to help preserve this small area of paradise, Tepanee operate a small desalination system and use renewable and sustainable resources for their energy production.

The dive centre is a short two minute walk along the popular Bounty Beach, yet you’ll still feel isolated enough to feel like you’re the only ones on the island.

Thresher Shark Divers

This PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre (IDC) and Tec Rec Facility offers exceptional service and safety is paramount. A comprehensive range of courses are available including the unique Thresher Shark speciality created by the owner and written in conjunction with PADI. The dive shop has a bar and restaurant, Oscar’s, which is the main social hub for divers during the day and evenings.

Up to four daily boat dives are scheduled on board their traditional style ‘banka’ boats operating to the popular dive sites where you can observe sharks, mantas and wrecks, hunt for critters or enjoy the beautiful colours and life on the reef.

You’ll need to be up early to have the best chance of seeing the nocturnal thresher sharks who visit Monad Shoal cleaning stations each morning. Other highlights include the incredible diversity of Gato Island, mandarin fish at Lighthouse (dusk dive) and hammerheads at Kimud Shoal. Wreck and technical diving is also available. The dive centre can offer all blends of EANx (Nitrox), 100% oxygen and trimix and can support rebreathers.

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Key info

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

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Big Fish Tour

For those who like their marine life BIG! This exciting and comprehensive dive itinerary includes encounters with whale sharks, manta rays and thresher sharks in three locations across the Philippines.

  • When to go: Nov-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,165 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Philippine Secrets Dive Safari

Join a dedicated dive safari to discover new dive sites in the Philippines. Highlights include pelagic encounters, wrecks and exploratory diving at locations that have been kept a secret for generations.

  • When to go: Mar-May
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,095 pp
  • Trip type: Group trip

Discover the Visayas

This popular itinerary offers divers the chance of thresher shark encounters in Malapascua, a unique dive with a resident sardine baitball in Moalboal and plenty of time to discover the islands of the Visayas region.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,045 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
This accommodation is located in:

Malapascua

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