The Camia wreck is a dive site in Boracay.
The Camia wreck dive site is one of the premiere diving destinations in Boracay. The wreck is situated between the Virgin drop dive site and the Coral garden diving spot.
The Camia wreck is a 30 meters (100 feet) long cargo boat, which was sunk in January 2001 as an artificial fish reef, for divers to explore. Nowadays the wreck is being resided by some huge red bass, some bluefin trevallies, scorpionfishes and a well known shoal of batfish.
The minimum depth of the dive site is 18 meters (60 feet) and the maximum depth can go to 25 meters (80 feet).
The current can be sometime very strong around the wreck, this is why diving on the Camia wreck is often recommended for experienced scuba divers.
The continuously growing corals on the shipwreck is beautiful and contain many different colorful species of soft and hard corals.
Many fishes are shoaling all around these colorful corals all the year, making the Camia wreck an extraordinary diving site.
This extraordinary biodiversity on the Camia wreck, make this shipwreck a nice diving destination and a must to dive site.
Diving on the Camia wreck dive site.
Because it's a cargo wreck, so it's a long wreck and this wreck was sank more than 15 years ago, which mean a lot of marine lifes (and the underwater biodiversity) are already very well developped on the wreck and all around it.
The pilot cabin is accessible, the wreck is in good shape and not dangerous, you can even enter in the engine room as well as the cargo bay without the need of a guide line. There is holes everywhere where you can see the light from the outside, so you can go thru as emergency exits if the visibility become bad, while you are exploring the wreck.
Many shoal of fishes are hanging around, and if you never saw a stone fish or a scorpion fish, for sure you will see them as they have literally invaded the wreck (look at the picture how good is the camouflage of a stonefish).
What will you see while you are diving on the Camia wreck?
Many things! While going down you will see the wreck appear around 12 to 15 meters (40 to 50 feet), then continuing down a shoal of batfish will welcome you. The juvenil batfishes are absolutely gorgeous with their black color surrounded by a glowing orange line around their body.During the exploration of the wreck you will see many stonefish, scorpion fish, as well as shoal of angelfish, arlequin sweetlips, ribboned sweetlips and differents species of snapper and groupers.
School of jacks are also swimming around and many shoals of tropical fishes.