Beside white palm-lined beaches, one of the main factors in the popularity of the island is its dive site Monad Shoal. The regular sightings of thresher sharks, a unique species of sharks known for its long dorsal tail and docility made this spot to a unique dive site in the whole world. For divers the thresher sharks encounters are a rare and once-in-a lifetime experience.
Malapascua Island by the locals called Logon is situated in the northern tip of Cebu Island. It forms part of the municipality of Daanbantayan about 128 kilometers from Cebu City.
The island lies within the Visayan Sea, located at geographical coordinates of 124 degrees 7’E latitude and 11 degrees 20’N longitude.It has a estimated land area of 136.56 hectares and is composed of nine sitios namely: Tawigan, Pasil, Proper, Guimbitayan, Bakhaw, Kabatangan, Indonacion, Langub and Bool.
The island is 9.2 kilometers away from the mainland. It can be reached by a 30-minute ride by local bancas from the pier at Barangay Maya.