Make sure you are insured if you do any diving. If you have a normal travel insurance, you are most likely covered through that. If not, we recommend getting insured through DAN (Divert Alert Network, link opens in a new window)
Bring Cash. There are no ATMs on Malapascua! For further information about money check out the Practical Information page.
Respect local modesty. Wearing skimpy bikinis off the beach and into the village is considered vulgar and insensitive by most locals, even if they will never say it. Sunbathing topless is of course a big no-no.
Minimise your environmental impact. Garbage collection and disposal is a big problem on Malapascua, and most plastic litter unfortunately end up getting burnt. Please refill your water bottles instead of buying new ones all the time. It’s cheaper for you and infinitely better for the island. You can refill your bottles at Oscar’s, Blue Water, Sea Explorers and other places. When diving, observe sane diving practices - don’t leave anything behind, and don’t take anything with you.