Thresher sharks are usually a deep water shark, but Monad Shoal is home to many cleaning stations and in the early morning, the sharks come up to shallow water for a scrub. Giant manta rays and devil rays are common visitors, and hammerheads, grey reef sharks and whitetip sharks can sometimes be seen.
Why Malapascua in particular? No-one really knows, but we aren't complaining!
Thresher Sharks are shy, retiring sharks and searching for them on Monad Shoal is akin to going on safari. As you 'stalk' them over the reef, the sense of anticipation grows and grows, until finally, one of these magnificent creatures swims lazily out of the 'mists' in your direction, huge eyes coming towards you and tail extending forever behind it. You gasp, your heart skips a beat or two, and without realizing it your breathing stops as you gaze in awe at this magnificent creature.