#64 Malapascua Island Slow Life
A small island in a nation of islands, Malapascua with its white sands, palm trees and wood huts was until recently just another of thousands of destinations in the Philippines. Just north of Cebu in the center of the country, and only 1 kilometer by 2.5 kilometers in size, it was well known simply for its Bounty Beach.
Then, in the early 1990s, it was revealed by underwater adventurers that the waters around the island harbor regular visitors that are a rare site anywhere on earth – thresher sharks. At the Monad Shoal, the sharks come early in the morning to be cleaned by smaller seas creatures, and don’t seem to mind having an audience.