Thresher Shack: Humble Dormitory in Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines

There are more fancy accommodation options on Malapascua Island. But I chose to stay at The Thresher Shack. The Thresher Shack is a humble dormitory type accommodation. It is located at the Divelink Cebu property on Logon Beach. It also helped that one of the partners that own Divelink Cebu is an uncle of mine.

The Thresher Shack

Uncle Gary is one of the major owners of Divelink Cebu. When you get to know him, it is not hard to know why the humble accommodation that started with just 6 beds was called Thresher Shack. Uncle Gary is a marine biologist. He is a scuba diving enthusiast. And he is a prominent shark conservationist as well. He is now based on Malapascua Island. Malapascua is a known haven for thresher sharks in the northern part of the central Visayas province of Cebu.

Thresher Shack in Malapascua Island Daanbantayan Cebu Philippines
The Thresher Shack

The amenities are basic and was intended for the diver guests and clients of Divelink Cebu. One gets not just a decent size bed for Filipino or Asian standards. But one will also have access to a foot locker, shoe rack, night lamp, desk fan, and an extension cord. There is no air conditioning. But the cool sea breeze at night more than makes up for it. Guests share a restroom and expected to be considerate to others who use it. Bed space at the 6-guest bedroom costs PhP 600 a night.

Beds at Thresher Shack in Malapascua Island Daanbantayan Cebu Philippines
Beds at Thresher Shack
My bed at Thresher Shack in Malapascua Island Daanbantayan Cebu Philippines
My bed

Divelink Cebu hosted us in February 2016. During that time, construction of one more dormitory-type bedroom was underway. Bed capacity will increase by up to 26 guests after completion. Bed space at the newer and bigger room will cost less per night. This new room shall enable Divelink to cater to a larger number of in-house scuba diving clients. Divelink by the way is the island's first Filipino-owned and managed dive shop.

Contact Information of Thresher Shack in Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

Business address: Divelink Cebu, Logon Beach, Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

Thresher Shack at Divelink Cebu in Malapascua Island Daanbantayan Cebu Philippines
Divelink Cebu

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Telephone number: (+63 32) 514 6711

Mobile Number: +63 926 675 6763

Twitter: @cebudivelink

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