What makes Boracay diving special is the combination of world-class beaches, small island feel and a variety of good dive sites. Many Boracay dives are only a 5 to 10 minute boat ride away and there is something for every level and every season. Some dive sites, like walls, channel drifts and wrecks are only for the advanced diver, but Boracay diving offers plenty of easier dive sites that are well suited for beginners and training dives.
For experienced divers only, Yapak 1 and Yapak 2 are two different walls that start at 30 meters and drop off to 70 meters. A negative entry is often necessary, followed by a blue-water decent. Probably Boracay’s most popular dive sites, Yapak 1 & 2 are the places to go to see larger marine life like grey and white-tip reef sharks, tuna, jacks, snapper and triggerfish.
Malabulot is a gentle dive for all levels with healthy hard and soft corals and abundant macro life. Being one of the sheltered dive sites in Boracay, Malabulot can be dived in all weather conditions. Featherstars are plentiful here, as are nudibranchs, shrimps and clownfish. The sandy bottom at the base of the reef is home to a colony of garden eels.
Sitting upright and still totally in tact, the Camia II is Boracay’s wreck dive. This cargo ship was purposely sunk in 2001 and since then has attracted a healthy population of marine life. Lionfish, Snapper, Grouper and Batfish are only a few species that have made Camia II their home. The wreck is situated quite deep, between 25 and 30 meters and therefore only accessible by advanced divers, or by doing a wreck or deep adventure dive.
Crocodile Island is a beautiful all-level dive site with healthy sloping reef that can also be dived as a night dive. This Boracay dive site teems with fish life, from macro critters to reef fish and the occasional sea snake. Lionfish, Sweetlips, Angelfish, scorpionfish and boxfish are frequent visitors here.