Malapascua Island Beach, More Than Just a Diver's Haven
Seems that tourists and vacationers had a unified say on what they are after for in a vacation; a serene place without too much crowds and noise for a relaxing feeling. Good thing that such attributes are present in Malapascua Island.
Couldn't agree more with tourists and vacationers say, indeed sometimes commercialism took away the natural and innate and tranquil beauty of a beach. Tagged as one of the best sunset beach and best diving spot in Cebu.
Malapascua Island is about a four-hour travel from Cebu City. Take a bus bound for Maya which would take around three hours to reach there, and a thirty minute boat ride from Maya port to Malapascua Island. This tiny island, located at the northeast tip of Cebu, is relatively new to the international market, but already rates highly on the list of world's best beaches - some say it is the new Boracay.
This has also become a major dive centre, famous for the crowds of thresher sharks. You are guaranteed to see thresher sharks and manta rays the earlier you wake up. Recommended local guide master divers are the Sea explorers, Thresher Shark Divers and Sun and Fun Divers. Their professional and friendly service wowed foreign intro divers. Group divers can try to have a single guide with a group for the whole holiday but this is often not possible. If that is the case then you might be stuck with a temporary one or an instructor who's not a local as a guide.
Malaspacua Island also caters non-divers, intro diving, snorkeling, skim boarding and going around the island on a banca. You can even ask the boat operator to get you to where the crabs, crustaceans, shrimps are, and you'll be surprised to see how huge they are. They will also get you to where a Japanese warship sank, where you can snorkel there and see the ship's skeleton. Also, you can get to the lighthouse, some dive spots, and adrenaline-pumping jump off cliffs, if you're that suicidal.