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Magnificent Boracay Dive Sites

Breathtaking reef structures, marine caves, coral-covered ridges, crystal-clear blue ocean water, and an opulent marine wildlife welcome adventure-seekers to extraordinary and magnificent Boracay dive sites.

Boracay Paradise Island is world-renowned for its finest white sand beaches, lush tropical landscape, and entertainment businesses that make it a perfect getaway for travelers, holiday visitors, and couples on honeymoon. Yet, the island is a great diving haven for both seasoned and novice divers.

Here are some of the best dive sites in Boracay and its excellent features to experience the thrills of the underwater.

Located northwest of Guiniuit Point, Boracay are Yapak dive sites.

Experienced and intermediate divers considered these spots as one of the awesome Boracay dive sites along the island. The site features two rising vertical ocean walls, Yapak 1 and Yapak 2, which starts at 30 meters depth descend up to 70 meters. Diving conditions can be rough due to strong and unpredictable ocean currents in the area.

The dive requires a quick descent along the wall despite of ocean conditions. The wall is a dwelling place of Linchia starfish, gorgonians, and large barrel sponges. The dive site is also a haven for pelagic fish and coral reefs but the greatest experience for a diver in Yapak is to come across with the predators of the sea.

The dive spot is also home to White-tipped sharks and Grey Reef sharks with some occasional sightings of Hammerhead sharks and Manta rays. Schools of barracuda, surgeon fish, snappers, dogtooth tuna groupers, Napoleon Wrasse, banner fish, and Rainbow runners frequently wander this fascinating marine refuge. The dive site is a 20-minute boat ride from mainland Boracay.

Crocodile Island is popular and well known among Boracay dive sites in the South China Sea. The dive spot is located northeast of Manoc-Manoc and you can reach it by boat in approximately 15 minutes. The dive sites are along the Tabon Strait and the south side of the island.

Shaped like a crocodile's head, it is where the island got its name. The south portion of the island presents a drop-off slope from 12 meters to 18 meters deep. It has a shallow dive site with starting depth of 4-6 meters and maximum depth of 19-22 meters, ideal also for snorkeling and neophyte divers.

The shallow spot is a photographer's dream dive site filled with soft corals and multihued fish. Visibility can reach 20 meters depth and shows small ocean ridges with several parrot fish, cardinal fish, gorgonians, squirrel fish, and brightly colored rainbow wrasses. The dive spot is also a marine sanctuary of black corals, anemones with clownfish, eels and large sea snakes, Redtooth Triggefish, angelfish, hawkfish, moray eels, and sea cucumbers. However, divers will experience strong currents in the place.

In the southeastern tip of Boracay, Laurel Island offers two best dive sites with an amazing underwater tunnel, 826 feet long, and ideal for drift dive at shallow depth. The tunnel is litter with Tubastrea cup corals, barrel sponges, gorgonians, and black corals.

At the end of the marine tunnel, a valley is dwelled by countless alluring school of Moorish idols, soldier fish, butterfly fish, puffer fish, snappers, sea stars, trumpet fish, and pearl cowries. Relatively the dive spot is generally calm but sometimes rough in some weather conditions. The dive location has an average depth of 16 feet and a maximum dive depth of 65 feet. The location is also ideal for night dive or snorkeling on shallow depths only. Laurel island dive spots are perfect for oceanic photographers and snorkelers.

Some other alternate Boracay dive sites include Baling hai Beach, Bel-at Beach, Punta Bonga, Friday's Rock, Lobster Rock, Greenyard and Angol Point, Laguna de Boracay, and many others. Generally, all of these Boracay dive sites have something in common: a rich marine life landscaped on the white sand beaches and verdant hills of Boracay Island.

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