Monad Shoal made Malapascua famous and helped to shape what it is today, a diver’s heaven to observe the thresher sharks, which come to a shallower depth to visit the cleaning stations in the morning. This is the only place on the planet where you can find Thresher Sharks on a daily base and shallow enough for recreational divers. Depending on the season, encounters with devil rays, whitetip reef sharks or manta rays are possible. Please follow all rules explained to you by your divemaster during the briefing while diving at this protected site.
The island has a diameter of 1,5km and a depth of 20 – 28 meters. The top of the shoal ranges from 12 meters to 15 meters, with a drop-off exceeding recreational diving depths. The famous Thresher Sharks can be seen year round at this site. ThresherSharks are regular visitors to the many cleaning stations found on the reef. Depending on the season you may also encounter Whitetip Reef Sharks, Devil Rays and Giant Manta Rays. Other regular visitors to the cleaning stations include Lionfish,Sweetlips, Octopus and Batfish. We follow strict diving rules at Monad, to minimize the impact of divers and to increase the chance of a shark encounter. Please adhere to all rules explanied by your divemaster during the briefing.