Shark diving in the Philippines

Are you a shark fanatic? Do you dream of diving the best shark dives in the world? Do you scour magazines, books and the web in search of the top shark diving locations? If you spend your life in the pursuit of diving with sharks, you must come to the Philippines! We have two amazing shark diving destinations that should be on any shark diver’s list of Top 10 Shark Dives.

Malapascua and Donsol

The first shark diving location is Malapascua Island. Its unique thresher sharks are a sight you will not see anywhere else.

The second is the Donsol bay, thought to be the largest congregation of whale sharks in the world. Swimming with whale sharks is an experience not to be missed.

Thresher Shark Malapascua
Whale shark in Ticao

But’s that’s far from everything! Other sharks your might see at these destinations include whitetip sharks, hammerhead sharks, bamboo sharks and others. Even the odd tiger shark! And giant oceanic manta rays are frequent visitors in Donsol

Located in the ‘Golden Triangle of Marine Biodiversity’ – the richest and most diverse area of marine life in the world – the Philippines also offers some amazing other diving opportunities. And the prices cannot be beaten! 

NEW!!! Dive with whale sharks and thresher sharks on one of our specialy designed Donsol-Malapascua Dive Safaris!  We can customer built this to group requirements.

Malapascua Island in the Philippines is the only place in the world where you can reliably see the the very rare thresher shark. For you shark lovers out there, it is a must see. It rates up there alongside great white shark cage diving in South Africa, hammerhead sharks in Cocos and the tiger sharks and reef sharks of the Bahamas. Make sure Malapascua’s thresher sharks are on your list of Top 10 Shark Dives. Many people rate it one of the best Shark Dives in the world. It is certainly one of the most unique! Find out more and see our packages. Diving is organised by thresher shark experts and one of the top operators in the Philippines, Thresher Shark Divers.

Donsol in the north of the Philippines is a little known treasure in the diving community, but its fame is spreading rapidly as the city has done a magnificent job of promoting its eco-friendly tourism and its whale shark tours. Average sightings are 5-10 whale sharks in a day with reported sightings of up to a staggering forty five whale sharks in one day! Although Donsol Bay itself is snorkelling only, if you want to dive with these magnificent creatures, there are dive sites where you have an excellent chance of seeing whale sharks while scuba diving. Find out more about Donsol’s whale sharks, its other dive sites, and see packages that you can instantly book online.

Other locations

We can also help arrange trips to many other dive locations in the Philippines through our sister company Philippines Dive and Travel. Contact us and let us know what you’re looking for (other than sharks!) and we can help arrange it. There are also other location where whale sharks can be seen such as Sogod Bay (in the wild) and Oslob and Bohol which are feeding dives.

Ticao diving