Philippines Secrets Dive Safaris

For whale sharks, thresher shark, mantas and more!

From Donsol to Malapascua

Thresher Shark Divers is proud to announce a new type of trip in the Philippines! A safari between Donsol, home to the magnificent whale sharks and Malapascua Island, home to the very rare thresher shark!

The Philippines has 7,107 island and only 2,000 of these are inhabited and discovered. Roughly 70% of the Philippine Islands is still secret to the world.

Donsol is renowned as the whale shark capital of the world where the highest congregation of whale sharks can be found during the season of November to June; Ticao Island is where the Manta Bowl lies and this is the Philippine’s capital for Manta Rays. Manta Rays may be the staple, but since the Ticao Pass is characterized by cool waters, strong currents, and cleaning stations, other sharks and pelagic creatures like the whale sharks, threshers sharks, and hammerhead sharks drop by also.

Malapascua is the only place in the world where Thresher Sharks can be spotted all year round. It also has some of the best macro in the Philippines, and dives at the famous Dona Marilyn Wreck and Gato Island are also included.

In between Ticao Island and Malapascua is a channel with several small islands along the way. These islands are pristine, untouched, and generally uninhabited. Be among the first people to dive and explore these unknown islands of the Philippines. Our safari tour will take you from Ticao Island to Malapascua (or vice versa) but and you will dive places that have been kept secret for generations.

Package Information

All packages include

  • Transfers to/from Legazpi or hotel with group (see below for details)
  • Transfers to/from Cebu, minimum 2 people (see below for details)
  • Full board meals in Ticao
  • Breakfast in Malapascua
  • Dives include tanks, weight, boat, DM
Ticao Island Resort, Cabana
3 nights
Whale Shark Interaction (snorkel)
1 trip
Diving in Ticao
6 dives
Safari boat dives en route to Malapascua (or vice versa)
3 dives
Tepanee Resort, Malapascua
(or similar)
3 nights
Diving in Malapascua*
6 dives
2018 Dates2017 DatesPricing

Dates 2018

Trip Type
Legazpi to Cebu
Mar 23-29
Cebu to Legazpi
Mar 25-31
Legazpi to Cebu
Apr 16-22
Cebu to Legazpi
Apr 18-24
Legazpi to Cebu
May 6-12
Cebu to Legazpi
May 8-14

Additional dates to be announced.

Mar 23 – Mar 29:

Budget room only for Ticao

Available Trips and Reservations

Mar 23 – 29

Mar 25 – 31

April 16 – 22

April 18 – 24

May 6 – 12

May 8 – 14

Dates 2017

Trip Type
Legazpi to Cebu
Mar 23-29
Cebu to Legazpi
Mar 25-31
Legazpi to Cebu
Apr 3-9
Cebu to Legazpi
Apr 5-11
Legazpi to Cebu
Apr 19-25
Cebu to Legazpi
Apr 21-27 – FULL
Legazpi to Cebu
May 21-27
Cebu to Legazpi
May 23-29


Price HKD
Base trip (twin/triple shared, min 2 pax)
Single room supplement
+ 1,640
Single person transfer to/from Cebu
+ 351
Extra night Ticao + 3 dives*
+ 1,140
Extra night Malapascua + 3 dives
+ 999
Night boat crossing for late arrivals into Cebu
+ 234
Non Diver
Equipment rental
+ 547
Nitrox all dives
+ 656

* Special transfer arrangements are not included.

New budget option! Fan rooms, base price only P48,700

Additional Information

Transfers Legazpi to Malapascua Trip

Arrival: Assembly time is at 9am at Legazpi Airport. Just provide us with your flight details so that the airport representative can meet you at the airport and take you to the assembly area. We can also do pickups from Legazpi hotels if you arrive the day before and we can bok these for you also.

Departure: We can get you to Cebu by 11am, so please do not schedule flights before 12 or 1pm. Package price assumes minimum 2 people traveling together, otherwise single person transfer fee applies.

Transfers Malapascua to Legazpi Trip

Arrival: We can pickup from flights arriving before 3:30pm. Flights between 2pm and 3:30pm will require a night boat crossing +P1500. We can arrange a hotel in Cebu the night before if needed.

Departure: your flight from Legazpi should be scheduled from 2pm onwards. Departure time from Donsol will be at 11am after the whale shark interaction.


You can add on extra days at either end. Donsol packages can also include days in Legazpi to visit Mount Mayon and more.

We can also offer complete packages in other destinations such as Moalboal, Dumaguete/Dauin and Moalboal.

We also offer safaris between Moalboal and Sipalay taking in
some of the best dive sites in the Philippines!