Boracay Diving Sites

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Boracay diving sites are home to many beautiful dives for all kinds of divers.  Whether you wish to meet the friendly fish at Angol Point, observe the White Snappers at Friday’s Rock or explore the beautiful corals at Crocodile Island Wall then we can show you.

For advanced divers, feel free as you drift through the Channel Drift, visit the Camia 2 boat wreck which is home to many residents or find sharks and see abundent fish schools at Yapak.

Key

Recommended for beginnersRecommended for beginners           Minimum Open Water requiredOpen Water required
Advanced Open Water requiredAdvanced Open Water required      Boat DiveDive from a boat
Beach DiveDive directly from the beach            Optional Night DiveOptional night dive
Drift DiveDrift dive                                                  Wreck DiveWreck dive
Cave DiveCave dive                                                  Wall DiveWall Dive

Angol Point

This is an excellent dive site for beginners and training dives. The reef is covered with stony corals, leather corals, nudibranchs, anemones, sea stars and sea cucumbers. It is also a favorite for night dives and is a good spot for macro photography. Good for snorkeling too.

Angol Point Dive Site, Boracay

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 5 metres (15 feet)
Maximum Depth: 15 metres+ (45 feet) – deeper as you head west
Marine Life: Angel Fish, Damsel Fish, Butterfly Fish, Clownfish (Nemo), Moray Eel
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions.
More information: Used for training Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water students
Minimum Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Boat dive

Ballinghai

Balinghai is two walls running parallel to each other. The deep wall features sharks and tuna while the shallow wall is pockmarked by small holes which house anthias, lionfish, triggerfish, bannerfish, puffers,  gobies and a good chance to see Turtles

Ballinghai

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 7 metres (23 feet)
Maximum Depth: 18 metres (59 feet)
Marine Life: Pufferfish, Clownfish (nemo), Batfish, Flute Fish, Lobster, Nudibranch
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions
More information: Minimum Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wall dive – potentially strong currents
Boat dive

Bat Cave

This dive site is a series of small caves leading to the actual Bat Cave which is also accessible by land. Conditions must be just right to dive here, since waves usually pound against the rocks and swift currents can take you offshore. Lobsters, sea snakes and of course, the bats overhead can make a fascinating dive.

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 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:
Maximum Depth:
Marine Life: Lobsters, Sea Snakes, Moray Eels
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions
More information: Advanced Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wall dive – potentially strong currents
Boat dive

Beach Dive

The Beach dive is nice with a surprising amount of rare marine life,  Popular for night diving due to ease of access, we often see Octopus, free swimming Moray Eels, Star gazers and many types of Scorpion and Wasp fish.

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 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 1 metres (3 feet)
Maximum Depth: 6 metres (20 feet)
Marine Life: Moray Eel, Spanish Dancer, Shrimp, Pufferfish
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions.
More information: Used for training Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water students
Available as a night dive (Advanced Open Water certification recommended)
Access to dive directly from beach

Bulabog Reef

During the low season, Bulabog opens up to us as this otherwise turbulant windy area becomes calm. Bulabog is a shallow coral reef around 5 metres (16 feet), great for Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water students. Heading east, a gentle sloping wall begins and descends to 18 metres before making a sharp turn south. Many interesting marine animals and exploration points can be found here.

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 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 5 metres (16 feet)
Maximum Depth: 18 metres (59 feet)
Marine Life: Lion Fish, Moray Eel, Batfish, Sea Snake, Nudibranch
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open through low season (May to September}
Only open when weather conditions permit
More information: Used for training Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water students
Minimum Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wall dive – potentially strong currents
Boat dive

Camia 2

The Camia is Boracay’s house wreck. It is a 37 metre-long, 7 metre-wide cargo boat that was sank as a Fish Attraction Device in January 2001. It has since developed very nicely as an artificial reef. The residents now include a couple of huge red bass, some bluefin trevallies, scorpion fish and a school of batfish.

Camia

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: South Bouy Line: 28 metres (92 feet)
North Bouy Line: 16 metres (52 feet)
Maximum Depth: 28 metres (92 feet)
Marine Life: Lion Fish, White Snapper, Flute Fish, Batfish, Huge Red Bass, Bluefin Trevallies
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions.
More information: Advanced Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wreck dive – optional penetration for experienced divers
Ideal for a nitrox dive
Boat dive

Channel Drift

Strong tidal currents flow through the strait, taking divers on a joy ride through canyons and crevices. Coral growth here is very impressive and occasionally white tip sharks and trevallies are sighted.

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 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 18 metres (59 feet)
Maximum Depth: 30 metres (98 feet)
Marine Life: Pufferfish, Triggerfish, Stingray
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open through low season (May to September}
Only open when weather conditions permit
More information: Advanced Open Water certification recommended for a fun diveBoat dive

Coral Garden

This dive site is right off the main beach and usually has calm and clear conditions. It is ideal for beginners and training dives. It is a popular fish-feeding area, so expect to see sergeant majors, butterflyfish and batfish crowding around. A favourite snorkelling spot.

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 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 5 metres (15 feet)
Maximum Depth: 15 metres+ (45 feet)
Marine Life: Angel Fish, Damsel Fish, Butterfly Fish, Clownfish (Nemo), Moray Eel
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions.
More information: Used for training Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water students
Minimum Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Boat dive

Crocodile Island

From a distance, this small uninhabited island looks like the head of a crocodile. Currents can be fierce except at slack tide, which makes for a beautiful collection of corals. It is a gently sloping wall with several canyons and caves containing a wide diversity of fish.

Crocodile Island- boracay

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 5 metres (15 feet)
Maximum Depth: 18 metres+ (59 feet)
Marine Life: Pufferfish, Clownfish (nemo), Batfish, Flute Fish, Frog Fish, Lobster, Nudibranch
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
Visibility affected by rainfall due to local runoff
When to go: Open all year round
Potential strong currents depending on moon phase and tidal change
More information: Minimum Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wall dive – potentially strong currents
Boat dive

Friday’s Rock

A dive at Friday’s can actually cover two dive sites: Friday’s Reef which is 7 to 12 meters, and Friday’s Rock which is 12 to 18 meters. This famous fish-feeding station is a large boulder which provides photographers a chance to capture close-up shots of emperors, triggerfish, red bass, scorpionfish and surgeons.

Crocodile Island

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: Friday’s Reef: 7 metres (23 feet)
Friday’s Rock: 10 metres (33 feet)
Maximum Depth: Friday’s Reef: 12 metres (39 feet)
Friday’s Rock: 18 metres (59 feet)
Marine Life: White Snapper, Pufferfish, Clownfish (nemo), Batfish, Flute Fish, Lobster, Nudibranch
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions
More information: Minimum Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Boat dive

Ilig-Iligan

Quiet dive site just off one of  Boracays prettiest and quietest beaches, ideal for a family dive and snorkelling trip.

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Laguna de Boracay

This dive site is located on the ”backside“ (east side) of Boracay. It is well-suited for beginners and professionals alike, with a great diversity of clams, anemones, feather stars, butterflyfish, lionfish and sea squirts. The area is quite large, and almost every inch is covered with hard and soft corals.

Laguna de Boracay

 

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 5 metres (16 feet)
Maximum Depth: 18 metres (59 feet)
Marine Life: Clams, Anemones, Feather Stars, Butterflyfish, Sea Squirts, Moray Eel, Sea Turtle, Nudibranch
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open through low season (May to September}
Only open when weather conditions permit
More information: Used for training Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water students
Minimum Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Boat dive

Lobster Rock

Despite it’s name, Lobster Rock doesn’t guarantee you will see Lobsters! Lobster Rock is a great dive site for beginners and snorkellers. It is equally enjoyable by experienced divers with a keen eye for macro life and hard to find creatures.

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 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 5 metres (15 feet)
Maximum Depth: 18 metres (45 feet)
Marine Life: Angel Fish, Damsel Fish, Butterfly Fish, Clownfish (Nemo), Moray Eel
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions.
More information: Minimum Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Boat dive

Punta Bunga

This site is the start of a series of walls which connect to Yapak. The drop-off is filled with cubbyholes where moray eels, lionfish, groupers and triggerfish reside. Stingrays are usually seen on the sandy bottom at 24 meters.

Punta Bunga

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  28 meters
Maximum Depth: 30 metres+ (98 feet)
Marine Life: Moray Eels, Lion Fish, Triggerfish, Grouper, Stingray, Reef Shark
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions
More information: Advanced Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wall dive – potentially strong currents
Chance to see reef sharks and other large marine life
Boat dive

Tambisaan Reef

Coral here is scattered around but swimming between each bit of coral reveals some hidden creatures since there are few places for them to hide!

boracay- Tambisaan-Reef

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 7 metres (23 feet)
Maximum Depth: 18 metres (59 feet)
Marine Life: Pufferfish, Triggerfish, Lion Fish, Nudibranch
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open through low season (May to September}
Only open when weather conditions permit
More information: Minimum Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Boat dive

Tulobahn Reef

Although it is quite shallow, a slow steady current usually allows drift diving to cover a wide area. Sea snakes are common, while sea cucumbers, eels and feather stars can be seen waving in the current.

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 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 5 metres (16 feet)
Maximum Depth: 15 metres (49 feet)
Marine Life: Sea Snakes, Feather Stars, Garden Eel, Sea Cucumber, Nudibranch
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open through low season (May to September}
Only open when weather conditions permit
More information: Minimum Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Boat dive

Tribird Wreck

The Tribird is a 21 metre long jetplane with a 25 metre wing span. Before it was stripped of its contents, it was capable of carrying 36 passengers. The wreck sits close to a gentle wall at approximately 30 metres and it is not far from 15 metre shallow areas ripe for exploration for those who like to enjoy a multi-level dive. As for the plane, it sits at depths between 22 and 30 metres.

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 Dive Site Details
Start Depth: 22 metres (72 feet)
Maximum Depth: 30 metres (98 feet)
Marine Life: Fish?
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open through low season (May to September}
Only open when weather conditions permit
More information: Advanced Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wreck dive – optional penetration for experienced divers
Ideal for a nitrox dive
Boat dive

Virgin Drop

This wall dive is ideal for deep dive training. 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.

Virgin Drop

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  20meters
Maximum Depth: 30 metres+ (
Marine Life: Moral Eel, Stingray, Red Bass
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions.
More information: Advanced Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wall dive – potentially strong currents
Boat dive

Yapak 1

Yapak 1 and 2 are actually two separate walls which begin at 30 meters and drop down to 70 meters. The most famous of Boracay’s dive sites, close encounters with white tip and grey reef sharks, dogtooth tuna, groupers, napoleon wrasses and giant trevallies are common. Surface conditions can be rough, and therefore a negative entry is often required, followed by a spectacular blue-water descent.

Yapak-1-Boracay

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  30meters
Maximum Depth: 40 metres+ (130 feet)
Marine Life: Moray Eels, Lion Fish, Triggerfish, Grouper, Stingray, Reef Shark
Visibility: 15 – 30m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions
More information: Advanced Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wall dive – potentially strong currents
Chance to see reef sharks and other large marine life
Boat dive

Yapak 2

Yapak 1 and 2 are actually two separate walls which begin at 30 meters and drop down to 70 meters. The most famous of Boracay’s dive sites, close encounters with white tip and grey reef sharks, dogtooth tuna, groupers, napoleon wrasses and giant trevallies are common. Surface conditions can be rough, and therefore a negative entry is often required, followed by a spectacular blue-water descent.

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 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  32meters
Maximum Depth: 40 metres+ (130 feet)
Marine Life: Moray Eels, Lion Fish, Triggerfish, Grouper, Stingray, Reef Shark
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions
More information: Advanced Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wall dive – potentially strong currents
Chance to see reef sharks and other large marine life
Boat dive

Yapak 3

The wall continues further around boracay before it passes the Bat Cave.

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 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  35meters
Maximum Depth: 40 metres+ (130 feet)
Marine Life: Moray Eels, Lion Fish, Triggerfish, Grouper, Stingray, Reef Shark
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions
More information: Advanced Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wall dive – potentially strong currents
Chance to see reef sharks and other large marine life
Boat dive

Yapak 4

The wall continues further around boracay before it passes the Bat Cave.

Boracay-Yapak-four

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  36meters
Maximum Depth: 40 metres+ (130 feet)
Marine Life: Moray Eels, Lion Fish, Triggerfish, Grouper, Stingray, Reef Shark
Visibility: 10 – 20m (33 – 65 feet) on average
When to go: Open throughout high season (October to April}
Sometimes open in low season depending on weather conditions
More information: Advanced Open Water certification recommended for a fun dive
Wall dive – potentially strong currents
Chance to see reef sharks and other large marine life
Boat dive

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