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Boracay Dive Sites


With lots of dive sites surrounding Boracay, including beautiful coral reefs, sheer walls and wrecks, there is something to entertain and excite every diver.

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CATHEDRAL CAVE This site are some good wall dives, with caves and caverns and lots of fish and corals. This area is usually visited as a second dive during a trip to Carabao Island.
YAPAK An exhilarating deep drift dived on a rising tide, with the opportunity to see the larger marine life of Boracay.
PUNTA BONGA 1 & 2 This sites marks the point at which the sea topography starts to change the drop-off comes closer to shore here than at the more southern sites and also becomes deeper and steeper.
FRIDAY’S ROCK A large rock rising from 18m to about 10m. Plentiful marine life can be found on the rock itself, on the sandy areas and patch reefs surrounding it, and especially over the top of the rock where spectacular fish displays can be witnessed.
CROCODILE ISLAND One of the top dive sites on Boracay and very popular with all levels of diver. Very healthy sloping coral reef with plenty of both soft and hard corals. A massive variety of macro life with different types of nudibranch, anemones and the full range of fish life simply covering the area.
LAUREL ISLAND This is a beautiful wall dive with a lovely coverage of feather stars, sponges and healthy coral varieties, especially table and soft corals. Many different types of nudibranch can be found here and this site is great as a dive for macro photographers.
NASOG POINT A good snorkeling site when the current is not too strong, Nasog Point has an interesting bottom composition of masive boulders and canyons with some good coral cover, including gargonians and soft corals.
DOG DRIFT This is usually a drift dive with plenty to see when the current is running. This relatively small wall has lots of caves and crevices to explore, some of them with painted crays.
TRI-BIRD WRECK The wreck sits up-side-down with the nose on the deeper part of the gentle slope. Beyond the wreck, the reef drops off as a steep wall with the possibility of larger marine life coming up from the deep.
THE VALLEY This dive starts at just 5m with a delightful swim-through where colourful pink, orange and yellow corals and purple dragon nudibranchs can be found.
ANGOL POINT A shallow site excellent for beginners, and a relaxing dive for the more experienced and for photographers. There are several big coral heads rising up from the reef, with plenty of fish and interesting macro finds.
MALABUNOT Popular with all levels, this is a gentle dive on a healthy reef with abundant feather stars and plenty of both hard and soft corals. There is a wide variety of macro life, including many nudibranchs, eels and anemones with their clownfish, shrimps and crabs.
BALINGHAI This site has varied topography starting with a reef plateau at around 12m with anemones and morays, then dropping off to a wall down to 18m. At the base of the wall there are beautiful patches of coral and an artificial reef which is now well inhabited with fish and critters.
BEACH NIGHT DIVE This shallow shore dive can be spectacular at night. Even before arriving at the reef, the snake eels in the sand provide amusement. On the patch reef, there are a huge variety of shrimp and unusual crabs.
CHANNEL STEPS This is a thrilling drift dive with fast current that runs through the channel between the islands of Boracay and Panay.
CAMIA II WRECK The wreck of a cargo ship purposely sunk on 8 January 2001, has become overgrown and inhabited with a large variety of marine life.
CORAL GARDEN /  HOUSE REEF the Coral Gardens – another officially recognized and protected marine sanctuary – can be reached by kayak, speedboat or even on foot from the resort.Starting at a depth of 1 to 3 meters, this reef includes a number of vertical drop-offs featuring small caves and other areas of interest to be explored along the way. Maximum reef depth is approximately 25 meters.
LOBSTER ROCK Lobster Rock, a large rock rising from 54ft to 33 ft is the standard night dive for advanced courses locally. There is a small colony of Spiny lobsters, plus surgeonfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, damselfish and sergeant majors, most of which hide in holes in the reef at night when crabs, shrimps, moray eels and shellfish come out to feed.
VIRGIN DROP The wall is ideal for deep dive training. Different kinds of parrotfish, double-lined fusilier, large sea fans and crinoids provide colourful hiding spots for bass, moray eels and nudibranchs. Rays are sometimes seen gliding through the thermoclines during tidal changes.
SANTOS PLACE When dropping over the beginning of the wall, numerous red-tooth triggerfish are usually seen. Along the wall itself, which drops off to around 20m, you can see emperors, groupers, eels and boxfish. When dropping over the beginning of the wall, numerous red-tooth triggerfish are usually seen. Along the wall itself, which drops off to around 20m, you can see emperors, groupers, eels and boxfish.
BAT CAVE Bat Cave is for Experienced divers. This dive site is a series of small caves followed by the actual bat cave with sea snakes, soft corals, hard corals, tropical fish, the bats overhead can make a fascinating dive, good for photography. Also accessible by land or underwater. Conditions must be just right to dive here, since waves usually pound against the rocks and swift currents can take you offshore.
LAGUNA DE BORACAY This dive site is well-suited for beginners and professionals alike. A relaxing drift dive with rock formations, with a great diversity of clams, anemones, nudibranchs, feather stars, butterflyfish, tropical fish, lionfish and sea squirts. The area is quite large, and almost every inch is covered with hard and soft corals. Good for underwater photography.
BlUE CORNER The wall is covered with large barrel sponges, Linchia starfish, soft corals and gorgonians, and is home to a vast quantity of reef and pelagic fish; but the main object of the dive is to look out into the blue. Here, Grey Reef Sharks and Whitetip Reef Sharks are common, Eagle Rays have been seen.
ILIG-ILIGAN This dive starts at just  5 meters  with a delightful swim-through where colourful pink, orange and yellow corals and purple dragon nudibranchs can be found. Then you move on to a sloping coral reef where you often find unusual critters not seen on many other dives.
MILKY’S REEF This is the reef that runs down the front of the beach, where it is used for novice training dives and check-out dives, as well as for its good snorkeling. The reef has a very gentle slope, mixed sand and small stony corals with anemones and clownfish, sea grasses, damselfish, sea stars, sea cucumbers and sea urchins.
TAMBISAAN REEF Tambisaan Reef is observed to be a bit shallow than other areas, but is also known to provide a slow and steady flow of current that makes diving a more comfortable and wonderful experience. Starting depth of the site is at 5 meters; maximum level is about 20 meters in depth.
TULUBHAN REEF Tulubhan reef drift dive with sea snakes, tropical fishes, sea cucumbers, sea stars, moray eels, nudibranchs, anemones, soft corals, hard corals and feather stars can be seen waving in the current.

 

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