3 Stars

17 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1295


Exotic Dive & Beach Resort

The Exotic Dive & Beach is the pioneer dive resort in Malapascua, established in 1998 Exotic has grown over the years and now is the largest dive resort on the island. It offers dive enthusiasts the perfect place to holiday and enjoy underwater delights including colourful mandarin fish, thresher sharks, mantas and pygmy seahorses to name but a few, without compromising its original laid-back charm and outstanding service. This idyllic resort is blessed with a tropical palm fringed white sandy beach and clear turquoise waters perfect for relaxing on and swimming in. It also offers a beautiful beach garden with hammocks for guests too relax in and watch the world go by making it the kind of pacific island paradise you dream about.

The Exotic Dive and Beach resort consists of 30 rooms that can accommodate all budgets including 8 super deluxe, 16 deluxe, 4 beachfront deluxe and 2 standards. All rooms are impeccably decorated and consist of a private bathroom, a balcony and 24 hour electricity supply.

The resort’s outstanding restaurant offers a wide range of delicious dishes to suit all palates. Guests can enjoy an array of mouth-watering delights ranging from fresh salads and sandwiches served on freshly baked bread to local Philippine and international cuisines. The coffee corner boasts the best and freshest brewed coffee on the island or if you prefer to sample a draft San Miguel beer, it is the only place on the island where draft beer is available.

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The onsite Exotic PADI dive centre is staffed by experienced friendly dive professionals and offers a wide range of courses from open water to try dives including a variety of PADI specialities, as well as the centres own specific Thresher Shark speciality course. Malapascua is known for some of the best shark diving in the Philippines, famous for thresher sharks which can be seen at any time of year at Monad Shoal and Kemod Shoal. This area is reputedly the only place in the world where thresher sharks can be seen within recreational diver limits on a regular basis. The dive centre owns the largest boat fleet on the island enabling them to offer diving experiences that suit guest’s needs and the experienced guides lead small groups of divers ensuring you get the most out of your dive.

Exotic is lucky enough to have its own house reef which is not to be missed. The reef starts at 5 metres, it slopes down to 13 metres and between the coral and scattered patches of sea grass there is a wide variety of macro fish life to be found. The house reef coupled with the amazing artificial structures the resort has been working on for several years including a coral encrusted sunken jeep, a large wire, concrete structures and a few old boats creates the perfect habitat for corals and sea life to flourish. This one of a kind exclusive house reef is suitable for beginner divers right through to seasoned divers; even photographers will love this site.

Board Basis

  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
Deluxe with Double Bed

Deluxe Room

The 16 spacious deluxe rooms consist of 2 twin beds or a double bed, an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water and sliding doors that open onto a private balcony to enjoy the overlooking of the lush tropical flowers and garden.

  • Mini Bar
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Channels
  • Mini Fridge
  • T.V.
  • Balcony
Super Deluxe Room

Super Deluxe Room

The 8 spacious super deluxe rooms are elegantly designed with 2 comfortable queen size beds, an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water and sliding doors that open onto a private balcony to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and give you the opportunity to wind down after your day’s diving.

  • Mini Bar
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Channels
  • Mini Fridge
  • T.V.
  • Balcony

Beachfront Deluxe Room

The 4 spacious beachfront deluxe rooms with air conditioning are spacious and offer twin single beds or a double bed and an extended private balcony. These rooms are located on the beachfront close to the restaurant and bar.

  • Mini Bar
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Channels
  • Mini Fridge
  • T.V.
  • Balcony
Super Deluxe

Standard Room with Air-conditioning

The 2 spacious standard rooms with air-conditioning offer twin single beds, an individual controlled air conditioner and an extended private balcony. These rooms are located near the beachfront, restaurant and bar.

  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony


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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Tony & Alison B. – 11 Nights at the Exotic Dive & Beach Resort

Diving Holidays at Philippines in Malapascua island staying at the Exotic Dive & Beach Resort with daily diving.

Tony & Alison B. – 11 Nights at the Exotic Dive & Beach Resort

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Malapascua and Dumaguete

Our 2 centre diving holiday in the Philippines, organised by Marcelina Jesus from Ultimate Diving, was faultless and well thought out, it was only the local weather conditions, road infrastructures and our lack of speaking the local language that prevented it from being 100% for us. However the centres and Marcelina’s organisation were faultless. The things seen at the diving sites went beyond all Expectations of the diver with the dive guides pointing out small life which could easily have been missed by me.

Morgan R

11 Nights at the Exotic Dive & Beach Resort

The holiday was absolutely great, very relaxing. The location was wonderful, the dive team very professional and the guides excellent. The weather was as could be expected sunny and warm, the hotel very clean and well run and the food in the restaurant brilliant with so much choice. All in all I can’t say enough for the holiday we both had a great time and were very sad to leave.

Tony & Alison

Philippines diving holiday

Chris felt that his holiday to the Philippines was good value for money and that the diving destination was absolutely spot on, no issues what-so-ever. He stayed in the Exotic Dive and Beach Resort, of which he said was “brilliant, really clean and nice, excellent staff” and the Coron Hilltop View resort was also to the same standards. Speaking of the dive centres and hotel experience, he said he found both “First class, absolutely unbelievable, 10 out of 10. The staff were really friendly, really helpful, absolutely spectacular! Legendary!” Mr Lannin also said “The holiday itself was fantastic, I couldn’t have asked for any more of Holly, the girl who put together my holiday, everything she arranged ran absolutely smoothly which helped to make my holiday amazing. I asked Chris to rate us out of 10, 10 being the best and his response was 11, saying that everything was over and above his expectations and that he would most definitely be booking his diving holiday with Ultimate Diving again next year!

Lannin C

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Exotic Dive Shop

Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort

The Exotic Dive Centre was the first 5 Star PADI dive shop on the island and continues to be the leader in service, equipment, guides and professionalism. The centre provides all PADI courses from beginner such as discover scuba and open water to professional dive master and assistant instructor levels. There is also a wide array of specialty courses including their very own PADI approved Thresher Shark course.

The dive shop can cater to both small and large groups of divers as well as individuals with 2 full time instructors, 4 assistant instructors and 2 dive masters at your service and they will do their best to make sure you have a remarkable experience in Malapascua. The dive shop fleet consists of 4 large bancas, 1 flat boat and a new speed boat, all fully equipped with experienced boat and dive crews.

At Exotic Dive the team will ensure you received the best dive schedule suitable to your ability and you can dive once, twice or three times a day on sites close by or up to 2 hours away! The experienced staff will sit down and plan out the following day’s diving with you ensuring all needs are met.

Diving Courses:

All courses include equipment, manuals, certification fees and instructor services.

Important notices:

Dive packages are based on two dives a day. The Sanctuary fee of PHP150 per day is applied on all dive sites. This is for both divers and students.

Divers who are certified as a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent certification from another training organization are not certified to dive any deeper than 18 meters (60 feet). Malapascua has a number of dive sites which are deeper than 18 meters including Monad Shoal, Ubang Bato and the Doña Marilyn wreck.

Equipment Rental: per dive

PADI Scuba Review

Refresh your scuba diving skills and knowledge. Go over important dive safety concepts.

You’ll go over important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Your PADI Professional will have you practice putting your gear together and doing a pre-dive safety check with your buddy. In the water, you’ll review all the basic scuba skills with a focus on good buoyancy control.

PADI Scuba Diver

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Dive Course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, The PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

PADI Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

PADI Enriched Air Diver

The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

PADI Thresher Shark Speciality

The Exotic Dive Resort offers this exclusive PADI thresher shark specialty covering why the sharks are here in Malapascua, the threats they face, the basic anatomy and cleaning. The course further explains cleaning stations what they are, how to locate them and the importance they have for a healthy coral reef system.

1 to 2 days including 2 dives, manual, certification and use of required diving equipment.

Exotic Dive & Beach Resort offer

Philippines, The Visayas

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