Thresher Shark Dive and Schedule

Thresher Shark Malapascua

Thresher Shark Dive

You are very lucky - there has never been a better time to come for thresher sharks :-) Sightings have been amazing, the best in the 20 years we have been here!

Thresher sharks were always seen at nearby Monad Shoal but now they are not reliable and have moved to Kimud Shoal, a "sunken island" similar to Monad, but shallower and further away. They are 99% guaranteed, and almost always incredible sightings.

Kimud used to be known for hammerhead sharks, and they are still seen very occasionally. We also still dive Monad, it is full of life, including whitetip sharks, and sometime tiger sharks and very occasional bull sharks. You also have the chance to see many other "bucket-list" fish like large rays, seahorses, frogfish and ghost pipefish.

Threshers used to be most common at dawn, but we are now getting sightings throughout the morning. So we usually offer double shark dives, and our new three-shark-dive trips are proving very popular. We also offer 3-dive day trips starting with Monad followed by a double dive at Gato, our other most poplar site, known for close encounters with whitetip reef sharks, and some amazing macro life. Find out more about our dive sites. 

We finalise exact dive schedule a day in advance, so I cannot tell you for any particular day in the future what schedule will be diving. But due to its special nature, and given we don't want anyone to miss the threshers, we are now offering a unique offering, a "Kimud Double Dive Guarantee" at no extra charge for anyone who only has one night on the island.

Private boat rental is also available for an additional fee if you can only come for the day, as the dive usually leaves by 6am.

Both Monad Shoal and Kimud are more challenging dive sites. It's possible to go if you are an Open Water diver, but your safety and comfort, you need to do it with an Instructor. 

Dive Schedule

We offer 4 -5 dives a day (including a dusk or night dive). You can choose your dives from our daily schedule which may include several sites in each time slot, depending on time of year. We try to take your site requests into account as much as possible, so be sure and let us know!

Here is a typical schedule, times approximate, and we can be flexible, especially with groups.

6am: one or more of the following:

  • Kimud, Kimud
  • Monad, Kimud
  • Monad, Kimud, Kimud
  • Monad, Gato, Gato
  • Kimud, Gato, Gato
  • Kimud, Kalangaman, Kalangaman

9am: 1-2 dives nearby Malapascua

8am or 9am: Day trip to further away sites.

11am: Gato 2 dives (leaves after Kimud returns)

2pm: 1-2 dives nearby Malapascua

4:30-5pm: Dusk/night dive


Find out more about Malapascua's dive sites.