Evolution offers 'progressive diving' and its award-winning dive centre, modern rooms, white sand beach, and one of the best restaurants on the island, provides everything for the discerning diver.

  • Malapascua's best ranked dive resort and restaurant combined
  • Great for beginners, technical divers and all in between
  • Leading environmentally friendly business on the island
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About Evolution Dive Resort

Evolution is owned and run by 2 passionate divers, who fell in love with the Philippines and its diving, and set out to share their passion with others. Their shared philosophies of quality facilities, services and interesting and safe training are at the heart of the Evolution ethos. Their goal is to empower friends and students alike to share their passion for exploring the underwater world, with a well organised infrastructure of equipment, boats and staff to ensure everything runs smoothly. Being firm believers in sucking out the best life has to offer Evolution is designed to create a meeting place for divers and non-divers out of the water, a social melting pot that makes guests want to return again and again. You’ll see staff and owners in the bar and restaurant every night… and more than likely, be chatting to them over a cold drink at some point during your trip.



The best room in the resort with all the extras – quality furniture, environmentally-friendly AC, TV, minibar, room safe, and ensuite bathroom - affords a fantastic ocean view over the top of the palm trees to the Visayan Sea.


Only recently built to exacting western standards, these rooms have hand crafted mahogany beds, high end mattresses, ensuite bathroom, environmentally-friendly AC, TV with personal video library, minibar, room safe and a personal terrace – all about 75m from the water’s edge.


Similar to deluxe rooms, they are built to high standards and include quality furniture but with a little less space they are suited for the budget minded traveller. Rooms include ensuite bathroom, hot and cold water, fan and a shared terrace.

Resort facilities

Evolution is home to one of the most highly rated restaurants on the island, where guests will find delicious homemade food to suit all palates. Known as The Craic House, it offers an authentic Celtic commitment to fun and frivolity, and has gained a solid reputation for its service-orientated philosophy and innovative food. Guests will find a small pub-inspired menu alongside an ever-changing specials board both created using fresh produce and local flair.

Evolution is located directly on the beach providing direct access to the relaxing sun beds and the ocean beyond – snorkelling equipment is available to rent from the resort.

General Airport transfers Gift shop Safe / deposit box Wifi
Food & Drink Restaurant Bar Vegetarian options
Outdoors Beach loungers
Activities Snorkeling equipment
Services Laundry services
Dive centre facilities

Evolution's TDI Five Star Instructor Training Facility and PADI Five Star Resort is extremely well equipped for a fun and safe diving experience. The dive centre incorporates a fully-stocked retail shop and rental equipment is maintained, replaced and upgraded constantly, with a guarantee everything is done to the highest European standards. Aluminium tanks with DIN connections are used and yoke adapters are available if required. Nitrox and helium can also be provided. For students, an indoor classroom allows students to learn in comfort and space is also available for photographers upon request. 

The dive centre delivers a professional and personal level of service at all times with a team who are always ready to create the best dive experience possible. Up to four dives are offered every day, visiting a variety of sites including daily trips to Monad Shoal in search of thresher sharks. Evolution’s famous house reef can also be explored throughout the day. The dive centre has top of the line facilities for tech, trimix and CCR rebreather diving, with rental equipment, various tank sizes and even sidemount training and equipment. If you’re just getting started or an experienced tech diver they can take care of your needs. Evolution also offers a full range of courses, from beginner to instructor, including a range of specialities and tech diving qualifications.

Dive centre Nitrox Teaching room Rebreather support Tec diving support Night diving
Equipment Equipment rental Computer rental DIN adaptors Equipment storage Camera wash tanks Camera room


Conservation at Evolution

Evolution Resort uses the word ‘progressive’ when describing themselves – aiming not to repeat what has been done before but rather focus on good dive training, creating quality divers with good skills and awareness for the environment and their part in protecting it. They naturally brought this philosophy into the running of the resort itself driven by the eco-friendly principles of ‘Reduce, Recycle, Reuse’. They have received awards recognising them as one of the most eco-friendly and progressive resorts on Malapascua Island.


Evolution have been at the forefront of sustainable business practices on Malapascua. They reduce their environmental impact by either recycling, reusing, refilling or banning the following:

  • Plastic bags
  • Single use plastic bottles
  • Plastic straws
  • Plastic food packaging
  • Paper
  • Food
  • Cleaning and laundry products
  • Body products
  • Cooking oil
  • Boat oil 
  • Batteries

Water usage is reduced by helping guests understand their carbon footprint and encouraging them not to waster water in the shower or sink, to re-use their bath towels, and by only changing bedding every 3 days unless guests ask specifically.

Energy usage is reduced by using LED light bulbs across the entire facility, using energy efficient appliances, all rooms having key cards to ensure power is not used when guests are out, and air conditioning is only used in guest rooms with all other dive shop and office buildings being cooled naturally and with fans.

Finally, all intructors ride pedal bikes instead of motoribikes around the island and encourage guests to do the same.

Evolution are founding members of the Marine Protection Group on the island and act as the main day to day managers, the business association president and remain one of the few active members.

They ran a scheme that gave 500 locals access to their first flushing toilet with proper reinforced triple chamber septic tanks removing 54,750 kilos (54,75 tonnes) of human waste from the island top soil per year.

They also run a Kids Book Club and have held a Christmas party every year for 7 years for the local children. 

They sell reusable bags in the gift shop and for every one sold they gift one to the local community. 

The staff are 96.5% local filipino and are all educated and trained in sustainable business practices.

All food is sourced either locally or from nearby Cebu City. Only non-reef fish is supplied on the menu and are all caught by hand.

No animal or marine related products are sold as souvenirs. All products are sourced from local handicraft or fairly traded products.

Evolution are both Green Fin and Dive Against Debris members as well as working with People and the Sea and other local groups.

They maintain a responsible marine programme through:

  • Strict dive and snorkel guidelines
  • Enforcing strict guidelines on photographers and animal interaction
  • Participating in buoy mooring programs
  • Conducting monthly beach and dive site clean ups, while also picking up garbage they spot on any recreational dive.

Guests are encouraged to participate in all clean up events and Crown of Thorn collection dives. Assisting with fish biomass surveys will also be available soon.

Guests can also assist with the Kids Book Club through interaction and reading.

Tailored for you
  • Accommodation in Deluxe Room 
  • 5 days diving for two
  • 3 dives a day
  • Breakfast for two
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Sanctuary/Marine Park fees
  • Day trip charges
  • Equipment rental
  • Course fees

A Week For Two

at Evolution Dive Resort

With 5 full days of diving, you have plenty of time to meet the thresher sharks of Monad Shoal, take a day trip to beautiful Gato Island, as well as thoroughly explore the amazing reef and muck-diving around Malapascua itself.

7 Days
6 Nights
Starts At US$1260

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