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Boracay

Boracay

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Boracay is a great destination for divers of all levels. If you are a beginner, you will appreciate the low prices of diving lessons, which make the island perfect for obtaining your PADI. If you are an experienced diver however, you will enjoy the thrilling drift dives with lots of big fish action!
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Yapak is a must for wall diving enthusiasts!
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Scuba diving in Boracay

Although Boracay is primarily known for its white sand beaches, it also offers great possibilities for scuba diving. A good infrastructure is available, including several diving centers (most of them located on White Beach) and dive resorts. Boracay is recommended for both avid scuba divers as beginners, as all types of diving are available. You can find easygoing shallow reef dives as well as dynamic drift dives, and you can spot everything from tiny macro creatures (e.g nudibranchs, pipefish, frogfish) to large pelagics (e.g. barracudas, tunas, whitetips, blacktips). Diving trips are attractively priced, at c. $35 per dive.

Where to dive

Over 20 registered dive sites are found within a 15-minute boat ride from the island. Out of these sites, the most popular sites are: Crocodile Island, Laurel Island, Bat Cave, Angol Point, Friday's Rock and Yapak.

Where to stay

A wide range of accommodation is found on Boracay, including several dedicated diving resorts. Suggested options are the Dive Gurus Hotel, the Calypso Dive Resort and the high-end Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa. All feature an in-house diving center.

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    Yapak

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    Friday's Rock

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    Yapak

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Climate

Boracay offers year-round diving possibilities. Water temperatures vary between 25°C in January to 32°C in July, and the visibility is best in summer (up to 30 metres). In winter, the high amounts of plankton reduce the visibility, but the advantage is that lots of large pelagics are attracted to the plankton.

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Getting there

Boracay has a decent infrastucture, making it quite easy to reach your destination here. There are basically two ways to get to Boracay. The first is to fly to Caticlan Airport (a.k.a. Godofredo P. Ramos Airport), which is a small airport nearby Boracay that is served with flights from Manila, Cebu and Clark. From Caticlan, you continue your travel with a 10-minute boat ride to Boracay.

The second way is to fly to Kalibo International Airport, which handles larger airplanes. It has regular connections with Manila, Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul. From Kailbo, you will need to take a bus to the Caticlan jetty port (which takes c. 90 minutes) and a final boat ride to Baracay (10 minutes).

Getting around

As Boracay is very small, you can pretty much walk around the island. There are many tricycles that serve as taxis, and you can also hire a bicycle or a scooter.

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    Shangri-La's Boracay Resort

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    Calypso Dive Resort

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    Dive Gurus Hotel

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