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Atlantis Scuba Diving and Adventure Safaris Philippines

Born to explore

A very good place to start our dive safari and adventure tour is Malapascua Island situated in the Visayan Sea, 6.8 kilometers (4.2 miles) across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island is only an hours motor from our home base at Biasong Bay in the Visayas.

Between diving we will visit some of the most beautiful beaches in the world such as

Bantayan Island

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Located in Central Philippines at the northernmost tip of mainland Cebu is a tropical island Eden, known as Bantayan Island. A little less than one hundred square miles in size, it's regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the world because of its crystal clear ocean waters and an immaculately clean shoreline of powder-like white sands.

Malapascua Island

Malapascua sports over twenty different dive sites that lure year after year from around the world can usually be dived year round.

Monad Shoal

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Thresher shark in the early morning at Monad Shoal

Is the foremost dive site of Malapascua, a natural cleaning station for fish. The shoal is a rather unremarkable long rock stump at the edge of a 200 meters drop that has a flattish top at a depth of 20 to 24 meters (66 to 79 feet). The site is best known as the only place in the world where thresher sharks can be seen regularly at and just before sunrise. They use the seamount as a cleaning station where blue streak Labroides dimidiatus and moon cleaner wrasse Thalassoma lunare remove ectoparasites from their skin and clean their gills and mouths. The shoal also attracts other pelagic fish such as devil rays and eagle rays, sunfish all of which are most active early in the day. Manta rays and hammerheads are seasonal.

Shark Point and Shark wall are the two main sites

 Gato Island

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Locally known as Isla de Gato or Cat Island is the second best site that Malapascua has to offer with at least six good dive locations.

Gato Island is a haven for yellow-lipped sea krait Laticauda colubrina a venomous sea snake locally known as "balingkasaw".

In 1933, two Japanese fishermen discovered a breeding ground on the island for sea snakes.

The Cave

A 30 meter tunnel filled with both swimming and resting sharks

Cathedral Rock

Is host to the numerous white tip reef shark Triaenodon obesus amongst its rocky formations

The Guard House

you will find extremely rare pink and yellow pygmy seahorses. Spanish dancers up to 30 cm long, lionfish, lots of nudibranches, and painted frogfish among others can be seen as you work your way up the wall.

White Tip Alley

The main highlight at this dive site is a large number of white tip sharks. Other types of sharks like bamboo and cat shark can also be seen here. The large whip corals are home to scorpion fish, lionfish, sea snakes, seahorses and various shrimps.

Kimud Shoal

Kimud shoal is a sunken island the main attraction is Hammerhead sharks where  schools of up to 200 hammerhead sharks can be regularly seen between December and May.

Thresher sharks, mantas and devil rays are encountered on a regular basis. Turtles are occasional visitors. At the top of the island are a lot of hard coral which provide many excellent hiding spots for moray eels. The sides are covered in soft coral growth. Many species of shrimp can be found among the corals and several species of unusual nudibranchs.

The Lighthouse Dive Site

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is a great destination to both learn to scuba dive as well as for night dives.

This location is famous for having the rare mandarin fish Synchiropus splendidus. Mandarin fishes are said to be one of the most beautiful and colourful fish in the world. The unique "dance" they do when they mate is also one of the main reasons why divers go to the lighthouse.

Typhoon Season

During the typhoon season from June to November
for safety reasons when there is bad weather about we will dive to the south of Cebu around Apo and Balicasag islands

Balicasag island off the coast of Panglao Island, Bohol  is a marine sanctuary

Dive locations being

Black Forest

Diver’s Haven

Turtle Point

Balicasag Marine Sanctuary

Cathedral Wall

The Royal Garden

Sogod Bay
in the southern part of Leyte Island in the Philippines

We will also do dive safaris to

Tubbataha Reefs

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The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the middle of the Sulu Sea. The marine and bird sanctuary consists of two huge atolls and the smaller Jessie Beazley Reef covering a total area of 97,030 hectares (239,800 acres; 374.6 sq mi).

Tubbataha Reefs National Park has been declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Tubbataha Reefs is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species, the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands

The Tubbataha Reefs National Park and the rest of the Philippine archipelago is part of the Coral Triangle, recognized as a center of marine biodiversity containing 75% of the described coral species and 40% of the world's reef fish.

Based at Biasong Bay north of Cebu City the gateway to diving in the Philippines.

N ⁰11 3′6. 94″

E 123⁰ 55′ 14.50″



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