Malapascua Island is a Philippine island situated in the Visayan Sea, across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island. Malapascua is only about 2.5 by 1 kilometre. Malapascua is famous for thresher shark diving. The island is now known for its beautiful coral gardens, coral walls and excellent local dive spots, including Gato Island, Monad Shoal, and Kemod Shoal. Monad Shoal is an underwater plateau where thresher sharks and manta rays can regularly be sighted.