Exotic Island Dive Resort for me is the essence of what the island is all about, education, safe respectful diving practices, great food and amazing company, if you?ve not been it should be at the top of your list for your next diving holiday, if you?ve already been, visit again, above and below the water the encounters are unforgettable.Not to be left out a moray eel, scorpion fish and some juvenile cat fish put in an appearance, despite poorer visibility this site provides plenty to see today, it can only be better when the water is even clearer.Ubang Bato is a macro dive, I?ve developed a bit of a habit with nudibranch, I think it?s because they sit still while you try and video them, or at least slug slow at moving. We descend to the deeper viewing area at 28m, visibility seems good and fish swimming around some coral provide local stimulus, but it?s the blue I?m staring into, glancing at the other divers and the dive guide expectantly. The swim through was everything it promised with sharks patrolling as silhouettes in the blue as we swam through the cavern, having watched a circling white tip shark in a side cave we pushed on to take in the smaller creatures, nudibranch the like of which I?d not seen before, moray eels and banded sea snake through to a scorpion fish, not even bothering to hide itself sat as plain as day on a boulder. As the sun rose the moorings were deserted, other boats were on the way but the organisation for diving at the shoal appears to ensure it?s not diver soup under the water and the small groups have plenty of viewing places to go, it feels private and peaceful. Two sharks in one dive! Malapascua Island, to the north of Cebu Island in the Visayas is home to the famous Exotic Island Dive Resort, the pioneers of thresher shark encounters in their own habitat. Diving with thresher sharks is one of the main attractions on the island for diving holidays and starts very early in the morning.