Top Scuba Dive Shops in Daanbantayan

Ready to check out the best shops in Daanbantayan for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 5 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Daanbantayan to suit your needs.
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Ocean Passion

#1 - Ocean Passion


Our new modern Dive Center Ocean Passion is located inside our own resort " Slam's Garden Dive Resort" Malapascua Island, Philippines. We built a new clean place with enough space for all your needs. Big equipment room with new rental equipment - compressor room with Nitrox filling station - PADI course classroom (gently air-conditioned for your maximum comfort).

Sea Explorers Malapascua

#2 - Sea Explorers Malapascua


Sea Explorers Malapascua is located on Bounty Beach, Malapascua island, and is partner with Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort and Buena Vida Resort and Spa. 

It is a 5* PADI IDC Dive Center open daily all year round and offering first class diving trainings from the Open Water Diver course through to Instructor Development Courses. 

You can enjoy up to 4 dives per day, always done in small groups of up to 4 divers per guide. 

Malapascua is famous for the early morning dive with thresher sharks, but trips to other locations like Gato Island, Calanggaman, Sambawan and Capitancillo are possible on request. 



#3 - Evolution


Evolution Diving brings you progressive diving in The Philippines' best all-round dive destination. Our ethos is to bring safe, fun and superb scuba diving to any customer. So, if you've never scuba dived and want to take an Open Water dive course, or if you're ready to do a sub-100 m, exploratory tech dive, you will find no one more passionate about either than Evolution.

Malapascua is just off the northern tip of Cebu, an easy ride from Cebu international airport. The island is famous for the daily sightings of and up-close encounters with Thresher Sharks, but that's not all. Here you can also see many other varieties of sharks and rays, dive on one of several shipwrecks from 5 meters deep to 115 meters deep, and enjoy some shallow coral, or deep wall dives. There is something to entertain divers of any level, and the backdrop of the beautiful tropical island makes it your perfect destination.

The resort has great dining and entertainment options in the craic house, our on-site restaurant and bar, the rooms all open directly onto golden sand and stunning ocean views.

Malapascua-Exotic Island Dive Resort

#4 - Malapascua-Exotic Island Dive Resort


Exotic Island Dive Resort is a PADI 5* IDC on Malapascua Island, Philippines. 

This is an ideal location for photographers or those looking to begin or continue their dive education. The dive center is well fitted out to accomdoate both type of divers, with a large camera room and air conditioned classroom with TV screen. 

Malapascua is known to offer some of the best shark diving in the Philippines, with thresher shark sightings throughout the year at Monad Shoal. This is said to be the only place in the world where these sharks can be seen within recreational diver limits on a regular basis.

The owners Dik and Cora de Boer and staff of Exotic carried out the first encounters with the thresher sharks in 1997. 

Thresher Shark Divers

#5 - Thresher Shark Divers


Thresher Shark Divers is the premier dive center on Malapascua and the only PADI 5* CDC.

We offer daily diving in small groups with experienced PADI Divemasters and Instructors, many of them with 5,000+ dives around Malapascua alone.

Malapascua is the only place in the world where thresher sharks can be seen daily. And there is plenty more on offer: wreck and reefs, wall dives and macro dives, drift dives and night dives. There is a little bit of everything. Group sizes are kept small and courses courses are often taught one on one.

A full range of PADI training is available including Instructor and Technical, with one of the most active dive internship programs in the country.

We have spacious Filipino style banka boats as well as a speed boat, offer coffee, tea and drinking water, shaded areas, ample space to set up your gear, and of course we carry first aid kits, phones and oxygen.

Dive shop facilities include internet, charging stations and a safe for valuables, as well as a retail area. The beachfront is home to the Wilde Bar for coffee, shakes and cocktails. Oscar’s Restaurant is upstairs overlooking the beach, which makes it great for sundowners.