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The Dona Marilyn is a 98-meter/321-foot long passenger ferry that sank in 1988 off Malapascua Island after being hit by Typhoon Ruby, which flooded the vessel, causing an engine failure. The ship succumbed to her fate and now rests in 33 meters/108 feet of water on her starboard side. Her masts are located at 21 meters/69 feet. Dona Marilyn remains largely intact, covered in marine growth.

Glassfish, cuttlefish, starfish, scorpionfish, nudibranchs, sweetlips, stingrays, sea urchins, zebra crabs, Coleman's shrimps, and whitetip reef sharks can be spotted on or around the wreck.

Dona Marilyn can be explored by advanced divers. The wreck is fully penetrable. The average underwater visibility is 15 meters/50 feet.

Dive site info provided by Hasan M on Sep 11, 2020

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Divelink Cebu

Email: info@divelinkcebu.com Telephone: +63 917 8592124

          Divelink Cebu is the first all-local Filipino owned PADI dive shop in Malapascua. It is a three-minute walk from the Logon village southwest of the island. They offer PADI Certification courses from Open Water to Divemaster. They also cater for NITROX diving. On top of that they are also involved in research and conservation. Since the pelagic thresher shark is classed as Vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of nature (IUCN), Divelink Cebu is a proud partner of the Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project. They are honored to have been part of the establishing of shark & ray sanctuaries around Malapascua. Divelink Cebu is also one of the best spots to watch the sunset in Malapascua. Watch the sky turn into a palette of oranges, reds and pinks, to cap off your day.

Mabuhay Thresher Dive Center

Email: mabuhaythresher@gmail.com Telephone: +63 915 506 8705

          Mabuhay Thresher Dive Center is a small and friendly owner-operated dive center, resort and restaurant located at Bounty Beach, the main beach of Malapascua Island.

Thresher Cove Resort And Dive Centre

Email: bookings@threshercove.com Telephone: +63 (0) 908 139 7609

          Thresher Cove Resort and Dive centre is a luxury dive and vacation resort situated in a private bay on the unspoiled east side of the Island of Malapascua. Just one tiny island of the 7,107 that make up the Philippine Archipelago. Thresher Cove is bounded by hills on three sides making it totally secluded and secure. The safe blue waters of the Visayan Sea lap gently at the gently sloping, 100m long white- sand beach that will serve as the gateway to your holiday adventures. Their aim at Thresher Cove is to provide all travellers and adventure seekers with a luxury vacation they wont forget. They have three styles of Accommodation to choose from, A backpackers Dorm, Deluxe Cottages and if you really want to spoil yourself why not stay in or Luxurious Captains Villa.

Evolution Diving

Email: info@evolution.com.ph Telephone: +63 917 631 2179

          Evolution is a small and friendly owner-operated resort that provides everything you could need to enjoy the great diving, and the holiday of a lifetime. They have 16 rooms with a choice of AC or Fan, all within a short distance of the golden white sand beach. The resort is home to one of the most highly rated restaurants in the province – The Craic House, where you’ll find delicious homemade food for all palates, and a great selection of vegetarian dishes as well.

Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort

Email: reservation@ocean-vida.com

          Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort, central located at the beach front of the Bounty Beach offers 20 spacious rooms. There are different categories, Sea view rooms, Garden view rooms and also one family room good for two adults and fours children. Beside the restaurant build on top of the Sea Explorers Dive Center there is also a beach-bar so you can chill at the beautiful white sandy beach. The Resort is owned by Sven & Fabienne and they moved to Malapascua in 2005 starting as the dive shop managers of Sea Explorers. We opened Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort in December 2010. Since October 2016 they are joined by Steff, in charge of the bar & restaurant. Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort's goal is to keep the standards and quality of service as high as possible to make you a unforgettable holiday. The combination of the nice ambiance, fresh food and the friendliness of the locals here on the island make many people come back to Malapascua over and over again.

The Sharkstail Dive Resort

Email: bookings@thesharkstail.com Telephone: +63 917 135 2336

          A simple philosophy but with an unlimited potential for improvement it fuels their drive to bring the best experiences to their hotel guests, our divers, the restaurant diners, the pool swimmers and of course the socializers in their vibrant bar. Purple Snapper Dive Resort doesn't stop there though – being a part of Malapascua they have a firm duty to the environment and the local community. This is upheld with behind-the-scenes policies for local farm purchasing, recycling, waste management and composting. Having inherited one of the few swimming pools on the island they recognize the impact on the water table this brings so they also perform rain water collection and storage.

Devocean Divers Malapascua

Email: malapascua@devoceandivers.com Telephone: +639173225161

          Devocean Divers has a wonderful location, right on the main Bounty beach of Malapascua. The shop is located on the premises of the Malapascua Legend Resort. The building is spacious and light. Out front, there are some comfortable tables, chairs, benches and bean bags set up for you to use in the sand or on the big wooden deck before or after a dive. Hang out after a dive and debrief with your new dive buddies. Share experiences and look up the marine life you spotted but had not seen before in one of their fish and critter almanacs. The instructors also like to teach their students in the shade of the deck or the traditional ‘Nipa’ hut in front of the shop. Next to the wooden deck there are fresh water showers available. There are also wash basins to rinse your dive-equipment and sufficient space and hangers to hang up your wetsuit and BCD to dry. At night, your equipment is secured in a wet storage room. If they do leave it on the boat, because for example you had a night dive followed by a shark diving the next morning, then they make sure a crew member sleeps on the boat.

Kokay's Maldito Dive Resort

Email: frontdesk@kokaysmalditodiveresort.com Telephone: +63 9291492017

          Kokay’s Maldito Dive Resort started as Maldito Grill and Restobar, a popular all-in-one beach-side restaurant, bar, disco and music lounge before becoming a resort. A perfect sanctuary for people craving for some fun party in an island paradise. At present, they combine delectable dishes, a fantastic beach side ambiance, the friendliest staff and a luxury hotel accommodation excellent for your Diving Holidays, Romantic Getaways, Beach Weddings or Honeymoons, and Family Holidays. World's famous thresher shark diving in the clear blue waters of Malapascua Island, Philippines. Diving A wonderful close encounter with Thresher Sharks, Manta Rays, Nudibranches and a wide variety of underwater creatures will make you stay in this island forever. Kokay's Maldito Dive Resort's SSI Diamond dive center provides intermediate and expert diving courses for individuals and groups.

Little Mermaid Dive Resort

Email: littlemermaiddiveresort@gmail.com Telephone: +63 917 580 0384

          The resort exists since 1998 and is still famous for the special Restaurant, Beach Bar and later Dive Resort. Now managed by Manfred Keil, born in Wiesbaden (Germany), worked in different automotive companies and discovered scuba diving in the Dominican Republic. Immediately it became a passion and he started to think about scuba diving as a job. He got his diving certifications in Egypt. After working in the Caribbean he worked in Germany and the Maldives. In November 2011 he started as a dive shop manager in the Philippines. One year later he moved to the island of Malapascua as a dive and resort manager at the Little Mermaid Dive Resort. He is surrounded by a multicultural and very highly motivated team who shares his underwater world passion. Manfred and his Little Mermaid diving team are providing dive adventures at the highest safety stage.

Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort

Email: info@malapascua.net Telephone: (+63) 32-516 2990

          If you are thinking of diving or staying in Malapascua consider Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort your first choice. They have everything you need for a relaxing, exciting, enjoyable stay with first class facilities and service. Exotic is the pioneer dive resort on Malapascua. The first dive shop to open on the island in 1998, Exotic has grown over the years and is now the leading dive resort on the island, without compromising its original laid-back charm and outstanding service. Their continued expansion is a result of the customer’s loyalty and desire to revisit and share their Exotic experience with others.
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