Scuba Diving In Boracay Islands

Boracay is a beautiful tropical island positioned at 200 miles (315km) south of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. This island resort is just one of Philippines’ most preferred tourists destinations due to the fact that it is regularly elected by prominent scuba diving as well as traveling magazines as one of the most effective scuba diving destinations worldwide.


There are numerous dive facilities and operators on Boracay island providing diving journeys to rival many of the other popular dive dive websites such as those in the Sibuyan Sea, Tablas, Romblon as well as Semirara.

Close to Boracay are additionally exceptional dive websites catering to scuba divers of differing diving abilities. Non divers can also try out snorkeling in Boracay, an enhancing encounter as a result of its abundant and unique marine life near the beaches.

Friday’s Stone is a close-by rough outcrop in Boracay’s western coast. Be prepared to see a variety of fantastic colored soft and also hard corals, flittering butterfly fish, curious wrasses, rushing damsels, fun blue flavors, ominous stingrays and also snappers when diving around Friday’s stone. Concealed under these rocks, holes and also corals allow scorpion fishes as well as lion fishes. One of the best I have ever seen!


There are 2 terrific dive websites near the major island of Boracay, called Punta1 and Punta2. Punta 1 is a shallower dive of the two areas, as well as is a drop off of about 24m (80ft) and also Punta 2 begins at 30m (100ft) as well and goes as deep as 50m (170ft). These two dive spots are the home of various types of garoupas, trigger fish, angel fish, sweet-lips, tuna, barracuda as well as the periodic coral reef shark.

At the southeast coast of Boracay is Crocodile Island (the island is called this because of its design form). The island a very popular dive location as well and is a wall surface dive to about 25m (80ft) detailed. This dive site is also and extremely abundant in marine life and it ensures that lots of species of fish as well as corals reefs make this area their irreversible residence.

Crocodile Island is likewise the home of some toxic banded sea snakes several of which are long as two meters (6.5 ft) in size. Diving divers need to be quite mindful of sea snakes because all sea snakes are toxic and also their bites cause casualty.

One more fantastic dive area near the main island is the Laurel Island. This dive website is for the more skilled and advanced divers considering that the undertone below could be extremely solid and also due to this, drift diving is the main diving activity right here. Moreover, the solid undercurrent urges corals reefs to open up their brightly colored yellow and also orange polyps to eat passing planktons. Lucky divers can also find big colorful sponges as well as huge waving gorgonian sea fans here.

At northern part of Boracay is a dive site and well-known Yapak. This is a deep sea diving location starting at around 30m(95ft) and coming down into the deepness of 60m (190 feet). Additionally, the atmosphere below could very strong. Scuba diving divers will run into larger pelagic fishes here, such as barracudas and different types of sharks.

Hammerhead sharks as well as gigantic manta rays are the piece de resistances when diving in Yapak. Other outstanding dive websites around Boracay are the Carabao (buffalo), Cathedral Cave, Buruanga, Black Stone and also Canine Drift.

Is it any wonder why Boracay is regularly ranked as one of the most effective diving website on the planet?

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