Cebu's Malapascua among Discovery Channel's 'best spots to see sharks'

Kimberly Kathreen Khaye Dave

Posted at Jul 10 2018 01:17 PM

MANILA – Malapascua Island in Cebu made it to Discovery Channel’s list of best places in the world to see sharks.

The list was released ahead of the airing of the channel's popular show “Shark Week,” which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

"Malapascua Island is the new unspoiled spot for beach lovers and scuba divers," Discovery Channel said.

"More importantly, it is quickly gaining fame as one of the only places in the world, where the rare thresher sharks are consistently seen. Malapascua's thresher sharks can be found year-round and diving is possible throughout the year."

Apart from Malapascua Island, Discovery Channel's list of best p-laces to see sharks also included Neptune Islands in Australia, where guests can go cage diving; and Greenland, where sharks live in the freezing cold seas of the Arctic Circle.

Beqa Lagoon in Fiji also made the list. Known as the world’s most shark-infested stretches of water, the lagoon is home to bull sharks, whitetip reef sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks and four other shark species.

Rounding up the list is Manx Coast on the Isle of Man in the United Kingdom, where one can find the basking shark.

“Shark Week” returns to Discovery Channel on July 23 at 8:10 p.m. and continues through July 29.