Boracay is a tropical island in the Philippines, situated one-hour flight from Manila. It is the most popular destination of the country and is also a great destination for your scuba diving holidays. Boracay has been awarded as the best island in the world from Travel + Leisure, in 2012, and is often ranked among the best beach destinations in the world by travel agencies.
The island has twelve beaches, the most famous being White Beach, with its crystal clear blue water and its unique sandy beach, which hosts most of the hotels and resorts of Boracay. The second most popular beach is Bulabog, located on the opposite side of the island, is sheltered by a great reef.
Scuba diving in Boracay is a unique experience, not only because of the diversity of the dive sites (Camia Wreck, Friday’s Rock, White Beach) but also thanks to all the facilities for scuba divers, such as international scuba centers, dive shops and more than 300 five-star and budget beach resorts and hotels. The dive sites are good for both open water divers and advanced divers, with shallow reefs and deep walls.
Boracay has two seasons: Amihan (high season) from October to May which is hot and humid weather with little or no rainfall; Habagat (low season) from June to September, with cold wind weather with heavy rainfall.
Boracay is accessible via two airports, one in Caticlan, suited for small planes, close to Caticlan jetty port; and one in Kalibo, which is an international airport, but situated further (one hour and a half) from Caticlan jetty port.