Boracay Dive site information

 

 

dive site map

 

YAPAK

  • Maximum depth: 35m to 55m
  • Recommended level: AOW or more, 30 or more logged dives
  • Travel time to point: 15 minutes
  • Average visibility: 20m ~ 25m

You should visit Yapak point at a certain tide time in order to experience extreme drift diving and deep diving at the same time. When having a negative entry and descend to 35m, you will notice a wall and red-tooth triggerfish around you. The depth from the top of the cliff to the bottom is 30m. You may see fish such as White Tip Sharks, Jacks, Tuna, Snappers, Sweetlips, Trigger Fish, and occasionally Barracuda. Where the cliffs are divided, it is common to meet a sleeping White Tip shark.

 

Yapak

 


SANTOS PLACE

  • Maximum depth: 10m ~ 26m
  • Recommended level: OW or higher
  • Travel time to point: 10 minutes
  • Average visibility: 20m

Santos Place is a point of sloping cliff topography, similar to Balinghai, but the attractions are quite different. At the top of the cliff, you may see Red-To(??)-Trigger Fish and Banner Fish, which feels similar to Yapak Point. When you reach a depth of 20m along sloping cliffs, you can see Boxfish, Eel species (Mackerel, Eel), small shrimp, Groupers, Lion Fish and Blue-spot Stingrays. Occassionally, you may also see turtles, Sting Rays, Manta Rays, and so on.

 

Santos Place

 


BALINGHAI

  • Maximum depth: 25m
  • Recommended level: OW or higher
  • Travel time to point: 10 minutes
  • Average visibility: 20m

Balinghai Point is a reef area with varying terrain, starting at a depth of 12m and descending down to the wall, reaching a depth of 18m. There are beautiful coral areas on the cliffs and fish and marine life around the artificial fish bank. There is also an interesting area called ‘Tree’ where hard corals are formed. Snapper, Lionfish, Clown Trigger Fish and Lobsters can be seen. In addition, Macrobenthos such as Ribbon Eel and Nudis can be seen.

 

Balinghai

 


PUNTABUGA

  • Maximum depth: 40m
  • Recommended level: AOW or higher
  • Travel time to point: 1 hour
  • Average visibility: 20m

 

Punta Bunga

 


DINIWID

  • Maximum depth: 10m to 18m
  • Recommended level: OW or higher
  • Travel time to point: 10 minutes
  • Average visibility: 15m

This point is located in front of Diniwid Beach. The water depth is about 10m ~ 18m and it is a steeply inclined coral reef point. If you are lucky, you can see turtles, frogfish and squid.

 


FRIDAY’S ROCK

  • Maximum depth: 18m
  • Recommended level: OW or higher
  • Travel time to point: 10 minutes
  • Average visibility: 20m

A large rock (about 10m high) can be found at 18m underwater. This rock has an abundant amount of marine life and the surrounding area is sandy. Over twenty large Bass fish can be found gathered at the top of this rock. Schools of Surgeonfish, Angelfish and Damselfish are always around. You can also see Triggerfish, Lionfish, Morays, Cadinal fish, Mantis, Ghost shrimp and Porcupine fish.

 

Fridays Rock

 


VIRGIN DROP

  • Maximum depth: 14m to 36m
  • Recommended level: AOW or higher
  • Travel time to point: 10 minutes
  • Average visibility: 20m

The Virgin Drop Point is the ideal point for experienced divers, with a minimum depth of 14m and a maximum depth of 36m. There may be currents along the tide, which is not suitable for beginner divers. The Virgin Drop Point is a cliff top that is filled with large and small gaps and is a good environment for a variety of small marine life. When you dive along the cliffs, you can see a wide variety of species such as Gorges, Perch, Nudibranches, Flat Worms, Trumpet Fish, Butterfly Fish, Damsel Fish, Lion Fish and Gorgonian Sea Pan. If you are lucky, you can also see Stingray swimming.

 


CAMIA’S WRECK

  • Maximum depth: 25m to 31m
  • Recommended level: Over AOW, Shipwrecks Specialty Diver
  • Travel time to point: 5 minutes
  • Average visibility: 15m

On January 8, 2001, a shipwreck point was created by a missing and abandoned cargo ship. The shipwreck is not damaged, and the screws are persevered as is. The water depth to the sandy bottom is 29m and you can see Garden Eel and Ribbon Eel. A little further from the shipwreck, there is a coral community where you can find Pygmy Seahorses, Ghost Pipefish, Lion Fish, Snapper, Grouper, Box Fish, Bat Fish, Trumpet Fish and Sea Bass.

 

Camia

 


TRI BIRD AIRPLANE

  • Maximum depth: 22m to 30m
  • Recommended level: Over AOW, Shipwrecks Specialty Diver
  • Travel time to point: 5 minutes
  • Average visibility: 15m

This point is where the TripBird airplane sank on March 1, 2012. The TriBird is a 36-seater airplane, equipped with 25 meters of wings and three engines of 21 meters. The airplane is located on a gently sloped sandy floor. A small hard-coral field spreads out behind the plane, so that you can see a variety of Nudibranches.

You can also see most of the tropical reef fish such as cCuttle Fish, Squid, Trumpet Fish and Baitfish. There is a deeper cliff through the reef area at the back of the plane, where you can see the Fusilier herds, and there is a possibility that larger marine life will soon be settled.

If you are interested in going inside of the sunken airplane, you may receive an internal entry training by taking the PADI Shipwreck Specialty Course.

 


ANGOL

  • Maximum depth: 14m
  • Recommended level: OW or higher
  • Travel time to point: 10 minutes
  • Average visibility: 15m

Angol Point is the ultimate point for beginner divers, people who want a comfortable dive, and macro underwater photographers. Several large corals are growing on the reef, and many fish live around the coral. There is also pleasure in finding Macrobenthos here as well.

You can see the Anthias, Damsels, Butterfly Fish, Lion Fish, Blue Ribbon Eel, Morays, Nudibranchs, etc. is. There are also many Anemone Fish and Clown Anemone Fish, which is commonly known as “Nemo”.

 

Angol

 


CHANNEL DRIFT

  • Maximum depth: 35m
  • Recommended level: AOW or above, Drifting Diver Specialty Diver
  • Travel time to point: 20 minutes
  • Average visibility: 15m

Channel Point is a thrilling bird dive point between Boracay Island and Caticlan.
The terrain is steep like a multistage staircase, hence the name “Channel Steps”. Fearful fan corals, whip corals, and barrel sponges can be found anywhere on the floor. The round rocks are also used as a hideout for Sweetlips and Groupers. At a depth of 30 meters, there is a small cave-like place where Whitetip Reef Sharks are frequently resting.

 

Channel

 


CROCODILE ISLAND

  • Maximum depth: 22m
  • Recommended level: OW or higher
  • Travel time to point: 20 minutes
  • Average visibility: 15m

This is one of the most popular diving points in Boracay for all levels of divers. Soft coral and hard coral communities with beautiful and healthy coral are similar to mountains. You can see various kinds of Macrobenthos including Nudibranches and Anemone. There are other kinds of fish to be found here such as Lion Fish, Angel Fish, Butterfly Fish, Box Fish, Scorpion Fish, Sweetlips, Pipe Fish, Garden Eel, and Sea Snake.

 

Crocodile

 


LAUREL ISLAND

  • Maximum depth: 22m
  • Recommended level: OW or higher
  • Travel time to point: 20 minutes
  • Average visibility: 15m

This is a dive point with a beautiful wall of Feather Stars, Sponges and various kinds of healthy coral. Among them, Table Coral and Soft Corals are really worth seeing. You can also find various kinds of Nudibranches and it is a great place for underwater photographers to get up-close pictures. In addition, the unique valley-like terrain is spectacular with Blue Ribbon Eel, Morays, Lion Fish, Scorpion Fish and Box Fish living on this reef. When looking closely at the Fan Coral, you may find rare Pygmy Seahorses.

 

Laurel

 


CORAL GARDEN

  • Maximum depth: 5m to 12m
  • Recommended level: OW or higher
  • Travel time to point: 5 minutes
  • Average visibility: 15m

This point is a coral garden of a minimum depth of 5m to a depth of 12m. The name Coral Garden is due to the wide coral reef area forming the reef. This is the best point for Discover Scuba Divers and beginners who have just started to learn scuba diving. The distribution of large sandy areas and coral reefs makes it easier for beginners to practice scuba skills.

 

Here you can easily see a variety of tropical reef fish including Garden Eel, Parrot Fish, Nudibranch, young Barracuda Fish, Frog Fish, Trumpet Fish, Damsel Fish, Cardinal Fish, Angel Fish and Anchovies.

 


MANIGUIN ISLAND

  • Special day trip
  • Maximum depth: 40m
  • Recommended level: AOW or more, log number 20 times or more
  • Travel time to point: 2hours 30 minutes
  • Average visibility: 20m

There are seven diving points around Maniguin Island. The most popular and accessible points are the West Wall Point, where you may enjoy diving on a day trip. The island is a sloping sheer reef terrain with spectacular vertical cliffs and a sandy area.

 

Found at shallow depths, you may encounter Barracuda, Jack Fish and Napoleon Fish. Red-tooth triggerfish swirling on the west cliff are spectacular, but cliffs require special attention because they are well over 40 meters deep, which is the depth limit of recreational diving. Eagle Rays and sharks can be seen at the the Ear Point and you can also see 4 to 6 m long large Manta Rays and Hammerhead Sharks in the sandy area.

 


BURUANGA POINT

  • Special day trip
  • Maximum depth: 40m
  • Recommended level: AOW or higher
  • Travel time to point: 1hour
  • Average visibility: 20m

It is a diving point in the northwest of Panay, which can be enjoyed as a day trip. It is a rocky, wall-shaped terrain with a large black coral on a large round rock. You can see Jacks, Tuna, Sweetlips, Sardines, Lobsters, and more.