Dive Sites

 

Boracay is home to many beautiful dive sites hosting 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 abdunent fish schools at Yapak.

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Boracay Dive SitesYapak 4 Yapak 3 Yapak 2 Yapak 1 Puka Beach Bat Cave Punta Bunga Ilig-Iligan Ballinghai Friday''s Rock Bulabog Reef Laguna de Boracay Tulobahn''s Reef Tambisaan Reef Crocodile Island Channel Drift Virgin Drop Camia 2 Lobster Rock Coral Gardens Tribird Angol Point

 

 

 

 

Key

Recommended for beginners
Recommended for beginners
Minimum Open Water required
Open Water required
Advanced Open Water required
Advanced Open Water required
Boat Dive
Dive from a boat
Beach Dive
Dive directly from the beach
Optional Night Dive
Optional night dive
Drift Dive
Drift dive
Wreck Dive
Wreck dive
Cave Dive
Cave dive
Wall Dive
Wall 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 favourite for night dives and is a good spot for macro photography. Good for snorkelling, too.

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 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

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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 and gobies.

 

 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

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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.

 

 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

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Beach Dive

 
Beach dive is nice. Popular for night diving due to ease of access.

 

 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

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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.

 

 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

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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 2 was sunk in January 2001 Eery scene Flute fish on Camia 2 Large Nudibranch next to Camia 2

 

 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

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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.

 

 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 dive

Boat dive

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Coral Gardens

 
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.

 

 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

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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 Smiley face coral at Crocodile Island Large pufferfish and Flute Fish buddy up at Crocodile Island Nudibranch at Crocodile Island

 

 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

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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.

I found nemo at Friday''s Rock Huge fish at Friday''s Rock Hungry fish at Friday''s Rock Tiny nudibranch at Friday''s Rock

 

 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

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Ilig-Iligan

 
No information on this dive site

 

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  
Maximum Depth:  
Marine Life:  
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

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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.

 

 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

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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!

Lion Fish on Lobster Rock Nudibranch near Lobster Rock Star Fish near Lobster Rock

 

 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

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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.

 

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  
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

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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!

 

 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

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Tulobahn's 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.

 

 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

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Tribird

 
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.

Tribird Front Overlooking Tribird Tribird Engine Looking out of the Tribird

 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

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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.

 

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  
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

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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.

 

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  
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

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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.

 

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  
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

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Yapak 3

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

 

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  
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

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Yapak 4

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

 

 Dive Site Details
Start Depth:  
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

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