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Thresher Shark Divers is a five star PADI IDC centre, started about five years ago by Andrea and Trevor, who before that had been managers of another dive centre on Malapascua. Despite it’s status as a relative newcomer TSD have done very well for themselves, and is now arguably one of the busiest dive centres on Malapascua. They have a large website with lots of information about the island (if a bit outdated here and there) and seem to market themselves very well on the web.
TSD, as they’re known on the island, offer all PADI courses from beginner to Instructor. For divemaster trainees and instructor candidates, they have a private house in the back of the village, that they offer on a first-come-first-served share-basis.
Unlike most of the other companies on the Island, TSD seem to have chosen to employ a larger percent of foreign guides and instructors, where most of the other dive operators generally or exclusively employ local dive professionals. We have not heard any reports to the effect that this is good or bad, it’s just an observation.
Oscar’s, the pub and restaurant on top of the TSD shop is a popular hangout. They do good cocktails, they are reasonably priced, the food’s good (and you can get “proper English stuff” like bangers and mash, or a Sunday roast if that’s your thing.) However, in our opinion, the best thing about Oscar’s, is that the food is prepared and served very quickly. No waiting around for hours there! Newly certified divers can expect a free shark bite shot here by the way.
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We couldn’t find a picture of Andrea and Trevor, but here’s a picture of their dog Sally instead. There’s an Oliver somewhere as well. They run around the shop freely, but are very friendly.
Thresher Shark Divers
Thresher Shark Divers offers free WiFi for their divers.
Outside guests can pay PHP 250, and enjoy unlimited WiFi for one day.