Coral garden in Boracay is like diving in a garden made of corals.
One of the most visited diving site in Boracay is the Coral garden dive site also known as the house reef dive site.
Coral garden got its name from the hard corals that are forming all the reef, especially cabbage corals, as well a the numerous species of soft corals.
Coral garden is at 4 kilometers (2 nautical miles), heading to the 333° from our dive center in Boracay. It's a shallow dive where the minimum depth is around 5 meters (15 feet) to a maximum of 12 to 15 meters (40 to 50 feet) deep.
The average shallow depth made the Coral garden dive site an ideal place for the beginners in scuba diving and a perfect dive site for the underwater photographers.
The Coral garden reef is also accessible, in its shallow part, to the snorkelers who just want to snorkel above this amazing coral's garden.
The waters, in this area, are calm and clear. Coral garden is also a popular fish-feeding area for the people who want to try scuba-diving.
The Coral garden diving site has almost no currents which makes it perfect for training beginner scuba-divers or just fun dives with your friends and family.
Diving in the Coral garden dive site.
The first things which come in mind, during the descend of this dive, is "Woow that's nice".
A colorful garden made with hundreds species of corals pop up to your eyes while diving, every meters it's a discovery about what the mother nature can do.
A lot of reef fishes are shoaling all around at Coral garden, they even come straight to you thinking you will feed them. Nice pictures can be done here while you are totally surrounded by different shoals of fishes.
Underwater macro photography is a must to do at the Coral garden dive site. Numerous variety of colorful nudibranchs are crawling everywhere as well as gobbies, shrimps and even some slipper lobster.
Mantis lobster are also quite common in the area, so if your are a macro photographer, be careful to not put your lens to near as it has the power to break it with just one smash (even the housing lens).
Our thoughts about diving in the Coral Garden dive site.
Coral garden is a paradise for the underwater macro photographer.
It is also an excellent training dive site for the beginner diver, as it has a sandy seabed in the shallow part where the beginner cannot break the different species of corals, but will enjoy the fishes shoaling around.
Night dives are nice as the underwater nocturnal life is varied and the true color of the corals is revealed by the ray of your light.
Over all, Coral garden is an excellent dive site to dive for the beginners, the more experienced divers as well as the underwater photogrophers. If you are going to Boracay and you do not dive in Coral garden, for sure you will miss something!