Best Diving sites in Boracay Island

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Boracay is more famous for its beautiful beaches than for its diving. However there is interesting reef diving for beginners as well as for more experienced divers.

There are dozens of Dive centres along White Beach! They all have the same prices so choose the one you feel most comfortable with. As most of the dive sites are easy and diving there is quite cheap (around $33 a dive), it is a good place to learn scuba diving or to get your next level certificate.

There are about 25 dive sites around Boracay accessible by a short boat ride. There are shallow and easy spots where you can observe the colourful reef life and stunning coral with parrot fishes, damsel fishes and turtles.

There are also more challenging dive sites like Yapak and Camia reserved for experienced divers because of the depth and current. You can see there pelagic fishes such as Barracudas, Dogtooth Tunas, Trevallies. Whitetip and Blacktip Reef Sharks can also be spotted.

Dive sites like Crocodile Island and Laurel Island are also interesting places close by for underwater macro photography as there are many critters to find, such as Pipefishes, Nudibranchs and brilliant, colourful coral.

It is also possible to enjoy relaxing night dives directly from the beach! Few dive operators also organized short liveaboards trips to explore other nearby Islands.

In this page you will find more detailed information about scuba diving in Boracay Island.

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Where to stay?

I usually use this website or this website to book in advance my hotels in Boracay Island as they usually have the lowest rates I find. I like it because it's free to cancel and change the dates.

Best time to dive in Boracay Island

Diving Season

It is possible to dive all year round in Boracay.

  • The visibility is usually very good (20m to 30m) from April to June but it is reduced to only 5m to 10m from December to February because of a high density of Plankton in the water. Between these two periods you can expect a visibility ranging from 15m to 20m.
  • The water temperature is usually around 28°C but it is colder from December to February (25°C). Expect a high 32°C in April and May!
  • Depending on the monsoon, you will dive either on the East side or the West side of Boracay but conditions are generally good.

Scuba Diving conditions

Water Temperature: 28°C on average, 25°C during Winter. Up to 32°C Celcius during Summer.

Currents: Very gentle in most of the local dive sites ideal for training. It can be fierce in the straits in the channels between the Islands.

Visibility: Average around 15m to 20m. Poor from 5m to 10m from December to February. Very Good up to 30m from April to June.

Snorkelling in Boracay Island

You can either go snorkelling directly off the shore from one of the several fine beaches of the Island or you can take an organised Snorkelling day tour on a boat to visit the best spots around the Island. These will be either on a motorized banca or a sail boat.

Diving Safety

If you are planning an upcoming dive trip or travelling to Boracay Island, it is a really good idea to invest in travel insurance, because you never know what could happen and when you might need it (because accidents do happen!). I recommend this travel insurance as they offer worldwide coverage as they offer worldwide coverage and cover scuba diving up to 50 metres deep, as well as snorkelling and many more water activities.

Review by Julien from Blog Plongée.

Travel Guide

Now that you know all about the underwater world, you might want to start planning your scuba holiday! Check out our Boracay Island Travel Review for information about how to get there, activities and excursions, where to stay, and more.

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Dive spots in Boracay Island

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Crocodile Island is located South of Boracay Island. It is regarded as one of the best dive sites of Boracay. It is also...
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Angol Point is a very popular dive site of Boracay Island. It is a shallow (10m to 15m deep) easy reef dive used for Pad...
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Yapak is the most famous dive site in Boracay Island and one of the best spots in the whole of the Philippines. Yapak is...
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Friday's Rock is a relatively easy dive site of Boracay Island. It is usually used for scuba diving training and for beg...
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Laurel Island is in fact made up of 2 small Islands (Big and Small Laurel) located just a few hundred meters from Boraca...
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The Bat Cave is a rather challenging dive site in Boracay. It is cave system that is connected to Bat Cave that you can ...

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  1. Dived about 20 times in boracay personally, really love the drift dive in the channel, infact it gives me goosebumps just typing. Also Yapak was just mind blowing, yapak dive site for me was better than bungee jumping, biggest rush of my life, maybe because i dived on a full moon tide where the current was just crazy!

    Just seen the bat cave above, havent tried that site, sounds intense though!!

  2. I don’t have enough knowledge for diving but I like to be a Best Diver. Thank you for the very informative article. This must be the best site to help me for Diving. For my success in diving. Thank you.

  3. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Diving in Boracay was an experience of a lifetime. Would suggest it to anyone thinking of taking the plunge!! :)

  4. I took my discovery dive at Borocay Island with a friend.
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