Dive Sites

Boracay is blessed with crystal clear waters all around her dazzling white sand and rocky coastline. Reefs are mostly gentle slopes and shallow coral gardens but on the northern and southern ends you will encounter steep drop-offs and vertical walls alive with an amazing variety of reef inhabitants and pelagic hunters.

Explore these sites with our experienced and enthusiastic guides who will explain everything you wish to know about this colorful and exotic fauna.

The 7km long reef on Boracay’s western shore offers a variety of easy dives, ideal for training as they gradually slope deeper from 6m to 25m. Experienced divers will also feel at home here with plenty to enjoy as a relaxed reintroduction to tropical diving.

 
Angol Point

Angol Point is less than 10 minutes boat ride from Station 1, we will tie up on one of two mooring buoys and descend to the bottom at just 7m depth. The site is ideal for open water training dives and Discover Scuba Diving.

There are very nice patch reefs and pinnacles where we find very nice hard coral cover and numerous reef fish. We can also see plenty of feather stars with their hidden shrimps, nudibranchs and the odd ribbon eel.

Maximum depth is 14m so you can enjoy long dives.

 
Balinghai

About 12 minutes away by boat we have a choice of 2 moorings to tie up on. There is a large reef shelf from 7-12m deep leading to a 45° reef slope down to 18m. There is plenty of life along the slope with a large sandy area at the bottom with several coral heads. Here we find schooling fish, eels and bluespotted stingrays. There is also a deeper part encrusted with corals and home to many species of fish.

 
Bat Cave

 
Buruanga Point

Another must for a day-trip is Buruanga Point. The dive starts beneath the cliffs with a plateau at 4m depth leading on to a vertical wall that goes down to 30m+.

The wall is blanketed by colorful soft corals playing host to groupers, trumpet fish, flute mouth, anemones, flatworms, nudibranchs and lionfish.

There are numerous swim throughs in the deeper parts and the highlight of the dive is the resident group of horse eye trevally schooling at the corner where the current is the strongest.

 
Camia II

Camia is the first wreck sunk by BASS in 2001. She is 37m long and rests upon a sandy bottom, between coral heads at 28m depth.

Both hard and soft corals have grown rapidly and can be seen all over the vessel. Many interesting animals populate her structures and the life round and below the wreck has also seen a marked improvement.

The wreck can be safely penetrated and is an ideal location for divers to take their PADI Wreck Specialty. Camia is one of our most popular dive sites.

 
Carabao

North of Boracay lies the island of Carabao. There are several dive sites here and the most popular one is the long wall which runs parallel to the southwest shore of the island. There is a wide ledge from 8-28m deep with a steep wall descending to 40m+ covered in large corals. We can see special
invertebrates such as giant sea star and an oddly textured barrel sponge.

The island also has nice beaches and forests making it a great place for a day-trip including a picnic on the beach.

 
Channel Drift

 
Coral Garden

 
Crocodile Island

This small island at the southern end of Boracay is a 25 minute boatride from Fisheye and gets its name from the shape if the island.

The reef starts next to the sand with a beautiful garden of mostly soft corals already teeming with fish, slowly sloping from 8m to 12m.

The coral slope is alive with all kinds of fish and invertebrates including shrimps, crabs, nudibranchs, feather star and sponges.

As the depth increases the reef becomes steeper reaching a maximum of 26m.

 
Friday’s Rock

Friday’s is one of the oldest dive sites in Boracay. Ten minutes from Station 1 there is a large flattish area between 12 and 18m scattered with coral heads. Among them is the main rock about the size of a house where the base is 17m deep and the top is 10m from the surface.

The rock is home to many fish, including around 20 large red snappers. You will also see schools of fusiliers, surgeon fish and butterflies.

 
Fridays Reef

 
Laurel II

 
Lobster Rock

 
Nasog Point

The closest dive site on the Northwest Panay peninsula and 30 minutes to the south of Boracay is Nasog Point.

We jump in close to the cliffs and descend onto a 5m deep plateau. From here we have a vertical wall to enjoy long dives.

 
Punta Bunga

 
Santoson

 
Small Laurel

This site is located near two cute rocky islands with dense vegetation and white beaches. The dive starts with a swim through a 30m long tunnel. The
shallow tunnel is lined with soft and hard corals with plenty of species of nudibranchs.

The spot gets slowly deeper sloping down to a maximum of 20m. Along the way presenting us with different soft and hard corals and a great variety of fish, anemones, shrimps, crabs and nudibranchs. Currents can be strong and washing machine – like. Fun!

 
Tambisaan Reef

 
Tribird

In March 2012 the Boracay Association of Scubadiving Schools sunk a Russian Yak-40 passenger jet. The plane lays upside down on a sandy bottom at 28m depth. The seats have been removed allowing divers to dive safely through the aircraft.

The stepped reef around the plane allows us to explore the reef after seeing the plane and the finish the dive in a comfortable depth of 12 to 14m. Tribird is a great new addition to Boracay’s dive sites and we look forward to more fish taking up residence!

 
Virgin Drop

 
Yapak II

For most divers this is the star attraction of Boracay as it is the place with the most big fish and great corals. The sea can be choppy and the currents strong so it’s a must to have a checkup dive first and to have deep diving experience. We make a blue water descent to 32m which is the shallowest part of the dive and the start of the vertical drop off.

Along the edge of the wall there is a great coral cover where we can see snappers, tunas, jackfish, sharks, rays, groupers and turtles!