A world famous dive site, Monad Shoal is a seamount over 1.5km long located about 20 minutes boat ride from Malapascua. The shallowest part of the shoal is about 12 meters underwater, sloping out into depths inacessible by recreational scuba divers.
This is the home of the thresher sharks, who come up from the deep water to frequent “cleaning stations,” or swarms of cleaner wrasse who pick the bacteria and parasites off their bodies. The sharks are best seen between 6-8 AM, which necessitates early morning departure from Malapascua.
Lucky divers can also spot mantas and mobular rays cruising past the edge of the shoal. Enriched Air Nitrox is a must for anyone with the appropriate certification, nearly doubling your available bottom time.