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Moonrise mid August 2014, at AABANA Malapascua
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Monad Shoal is an underwater island on the edge of a 200m drop off, and is famous as the only place in the world where thresher sharks can be seen everyday. This place has a cleaning station for pelagic. Giant manta rays are also a common sight year round. The shoal attracts other pelagics such as devil rays and eagle rays.

Monad Shoal is perfect for Nitrox in order to wait for the sharks to appear. This dive sites is suitable only for advanced divers with experience in deep diving and good buoyancy.

The place is often spoiled by legions of divers sitting on the corals, so be prepared to hover for a long time while you wait for the sharks to come.
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2014-05-28
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The island is called Kalanggaman because of its bird-like shape. “Langgam” is a Visayan word for “bird.”

What makes this island unique from others beside its marvelous diving destination is its long sandbars that are stretching on both sides of the island.   The 1.5  hour boat ride to the island may be a bit challenging bur it is all worth it when you finally set foot on this paradise. If you want to forget your troubles for a  day or if   you want to have a quick getaway with your loved ones, Kalanggaman is definitely the place to go.

At both the eastern and the western part of the island, the shore is covered with slabs of stone as if artificially placed there as a windbreaker. The sea is clear all around. This is the sand bar at the southern end of the island which is more than a hundred meters length. However, this is submerged under water during high tides. The current at the end of the sand bar is so strong that if one is not careful enough, one might be carried out to the ocean.

Entrance fee to the island is P150 per local tourist and P500 per foreign tourist. Rental per cottage is P250. The boat rental to the island is P7,200 for a maximum capacity of 15 persons. It departs the island at 2:00 pm and brings you back to Malapascua

Ask us for a day tour to Kalanggaman..
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2014-05-27
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Malapascua Island, Satellite View.
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Recommend by Tripadvisor travellers for nice accommodation and great hospitality.
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For Divers:
SEASONS

There are three distinct seasons here in Malapascua. Spring from February to May; Summer from June – September and Winter “Rainy” Season starts from October – January. The ‘rainy season’ officially starts in June and ends January and the ‘typhoon’ season officially starts in July and ends in October but to be honest it is not too intense here.
During spring the sea is at its calmest. The air temperature can reach 30 degrees +, and the sea temperature averages 29 degrees, although there can be a thermocline at the deeper sites. You can expect to see thresher sharks, manta rays and devil rays during this time. Also blue ringed octopus, flamboyant cuttle fish, nudibranches, sea snakes, mating squid, cuttle fish and an array of other tropical fishes and creatures are common through these months. This is one of the busiest times of year for Malapascua so be sure to book well in advance.
The summer season brings the hot weather and is also the official start of rainy season, when we tend to get rain in the late afternoons and through the night. The waters are warm and the sea life is bountiful. It is sometimes possible to see manta rays at this time of year and it is always possible to see the thresher shark. The visibility during this time tends to be the best of the year. The island is relatively quiet as this is the official low season. The typhoon season also begins during this time of year, although we are lucky where we are situated as the larger islands of Cebu and Leyte protect us, so most typhoons pass us by.
Wintertime brings a slight drop of air temperature, although it can still reach into the late 20’s.We can get some heavy rain and occasionally rough seas called locally as ‘ocho ocho’. The diving however is very good, as the sea temperatures have dropped a little. The cooler waters attract the bigger sharks such as hammerheads and white tips, requiem sharks and of course the giant mantas and thresher sharks.
The Christmas season and Easter season are busy times on Malapascua, so once again be sure to reserve your holiday well in advance. The only holiday seasons that really affect traveling are Christmas day and the Easter weekend as most public transport stops, including airplanes. 

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Dive Site "GATO ISLET", one of the most famous dive sites around Malapascua. Dont miss....
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Dive Site "MONAD SHOAL", go for the famous Tresher Sharks...
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