Thresher Point is a dive spot located at Tingo in Olango island.
Thresher Point is 6 kilometers (3.2 nautical miles) heading at 102° from our Scotty's Dive Center in Mactan.
The Thresher point diving spot is located just across Mactan, Cebu on the northern tip of Olango Island.
Since the prevailing winds in Cebu, Philippines are generally from the South, this dive can be made almost all year-round.
Thresher Point is just off the coast from the fishing village of Tingo.
This an early morning dive! Early in the morning (best at 6h00 - 6 AM in the water), the thresher sharks are going up from the depths to the "cleaning station" at around 30 to 40 meters (100 to 135 feet). Past 8 or 9 o'clock in the morning, it is finished. The boat traffic above is already too much for the Thresher sharks to stay around.
Deep down to 40 meters (135 feet) there is a huge chance to see some of the resident thresher sharks which are 4 meters long! Like with any other dive site, we can't guarantee that the thresher sharks will be spotted on any given dive, but the earlier in the morning means the bigger the chances to see them.
Diving at the Thresher Point dive spot.
The visibility at Thresher Point is variable, but it is typically between 20 and 40 meters.
There can be some current at Thresher Point.
In order to have a good chance of seeing the thresher sharks, we need to dive to around 40 meters (135 feet).
This dive is recommended for advanced divers who have experience with blue water descents.
Technical divers may come and enjoy a greater chance to see these thresher sharks by making a team deco dive at 50 meters (165 feet). This is a great graduation dive for your Technical Diving Course.
Scuba-diving Thresher Point Dive Spot Rates
Prices include our regular scheduled diving boats if needed.
On our scuba-diving boats, you should always find:
- O2 tank (oxygen cylinder) and equipments plus a first aid kit
- We always carry a spare dive equipment and a diving gear toolbox
- We do have a communication device in case of emergency
- Towels and dinking water are included
- Total Duration: Duration is not set, please contact us.
- Boat Schedule: Schedule is not set, please contact us.
- Price per person: 3696 PHP
Optional Boat Rental (for personal schedules)
- Exclusive Boat: 2800 PHP
All our Thresher Point Dive Spot prices are V.A.T. inclusive
Our thoughts about diving at the Thresher Point in Olango.
We might be the only one in the area who knows what time and where we can exactly spot the Thresher sharks.
The best time to see the thresher sharks is very early morning when they come to the cleaning stations at both the top and along the wall.
They have a symbiotic relationship with a small fish (the cleaning wrasse).
This Wrasse feeds on the Thresher sharks; it eats all the parasites from the shark's body, inside the mouth and the gills. In return, the sharks do not eat them, even for a snack.
The boat traffic on the surface which is increasing past 7 or 8 o'clock, or the light getting brighter with the sun rising drives the Thresher sharks away. One thing is for sure, you will have a greater chance to see them when you go very early in the morning.