It is possible to dive in Boracay any time of the year, although the optimum months are from January to June. Different types of diving – wreck diving, deep diving, cave diving, night diving – are offered by competing dive centres.
There are around 20 dive centres on White Beach alone, with each of them offering dive packages, lessons and equipment hire. Boracay is a perfect spot for visitors to get started on scuba diving or to improve your skills.
There are about 25 to 30 sites accessible within a 10- to 15-minute ride on a speedboat coming from the beach. These dive sites are suitable for both beginner and advanced divers.
The dives span from Angol Point, which is 10m deep, up to Crocodile Island, which goes down to about 25m. There is also a straightforward wall dive and the Yapak deep wall dive that experienced divers can enjoy, which come complete with stingrays and sharks. Maniguin Island is another dive site where you can explore clear waters and different types of marine life.
Dive centres in Boracay
Calypso Diving Resort: Calypso Diving is a modern, well-equipped dive centre and has the distinction of being the only five-star instructor development centre on the island. PADI-recognized, it offers exceptional services to its clients within a relaxed, spacious and friendly environment. The team of instructors consists of experienced multinational divers who are familiar with the underwater life of Boracay. NRC Enriched Air and PADI courses are offered. (website: www.calypso-boracay.com).
Watercolors: This popular company has both a resort and a scuba diving centre on White Beach. The dive centre—WaterColors Boracay Diving Adventures—offers PADI courses from beginner to professional level, while the resort—WaterColors Boracay Dive Resort—offers a handful of boutique rooms indictaive of Filipino island living. (website: www.watercolors.ph).
White Blue Diving Service: Another alternative to consider is the White Blue Diving Service, which is another PADI-certified diving resort. The guides and instructors are PADI-certified and trained and courses are in English or Japanese. White Blue provides various diving facilities and equipment and the dive boat is well equipped.
You will need to take PADI course if you want to really learn how to dive, or if you wish to hone your skills as a diver. Consider checking out the New Wave Divers Boracay (website: www.newwavedivers.com), or inquire with Safari Divers on White Beach’s northern bit (website:www.dive-safari.net) . Another dive centre to consider is Victory Divers which is also a five-star PADI facility on the White Beach (ebsite:www.victorydivers.com).