Cebu to Malapascua Island

Today our adventure is taking the bus to Maya, the port, where we take a ferry over to Malapascua Island. Without going into excruciating detail, I think there is a difference here to the meaning of “direct” vs “non stop”. Direct does not necessarily mean non stop. Our bus was direct, but NOT non stop. Ride took 5 hours. We are not in a hurry, get to see lots of towns and people, but it is a long time to spend on the bus. One interesting thing is at certain spots, hawkers get on the bus to sell water and snacks to the passengers and then get off after a short ride.

The ferry is  a traditional Philippine boat with outriggers. There are only about 15 passengers and the crossing takes about a half hour for the 7 km journey. It is good to be back on the water again.

Malapascua is only 1 km wide and 2.5 km long. Tiny! Most tourists come here to scuba dive with the thresher sharks, us included. We are diving for four days, so hope to see more than sharks. 

We will explore this little island more and let you know what we find.

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