All the best scuba diving sites of Boracay.

Map of the best scuba diving sites in Bohol and Panglao.

Map of the best dive sites in Mactan and Cebu region.

Where are the best dive sites in the Philippines?

Scotty's 17 is one of our diving boat with 2 powerful engines Scotty's Action Sports Network has settle dive centers almost all across the Philippines, we are in Boracay, Bohol and Panglao island as well as in Mactan and the Cebu province.
From these places we know the best diving sites all around, and even further where no one goes and will never brings you... except us!

We do have many speed boats, as a matter of fact, we have an entire fleet (yes we do have a fleet, and are proud of it) dedicated for these long distance range diving, where most of the dive centers cannot reach, and where are the best diving sites in all the Philippines!
But Scotty's Action Sports Network can bring you to these diving sites in just 1 or 2 hours with our speed boats, whatever you want to do, like a day trip (3 dives on the site) or a few days dive safari.

Some of our dive sites in Boracay, Bohol and Cebu.

Bellow are listed some of our dive sites in Boracay, Bohol and Mactan (Cebu province). You can rent a boat just for you or our scheduled diving boats (in this case the boat is free of charge depending the dive location, or the coast is shared betwen all the divers).

The Boracay island's best diving sites.

Diving in boracay can be an unforgetable experience, if and only if you dive at the good places.

Hinugtan is a diving day safari.

The Hinugtan diving site Dive into a wonderful underwater world as you dive at the Hinugtan’s dive place composed of many diving sites. Dive into the vivacious underwater scenery along a wall full of sea fans and gorgonians, a forest of corals and many different kind of schools of fich. You can dive 2 times for a day trip or just one time for a half day journey.

Angol point diving site.

Angol point dive site One of the excellent diving destination in Boracay and mainly suggested for beginners and training in scuba diving, the Angol point, for it has a shallow, easy reef dive going from 10m to 15m deep. Angol point is also good spot for those who like to take and enhance macro underwater photography since the visibility is very good and the underwater sanctuary is full of life and flourishing with colors. Highly recommended for night dives also.

Diving at Tulobhan reef.

Tulobhan reef dive One of the shallow diving destination in Boracay, the Tulobhan reef, is also well known for having slow and steady flow of current making it an amazing and comfortable diving experience. The Tulobhan reef is situated beside the Laguna de Boracay diving destination where its starting depth starts at 5m and maximum of 20m. It is accessible through 15 to 30 minutes boat ride or via swimming from the shore.

Punta Bunga diving site.

Punta Bunga dive site Located beside the Yapak diving destinations and the Balinghai wall, Punta Bunga is another accessible diving destination from the shores of Boracay. Punta Bunga is recommended for beginner and training scuba divers. Punta Bunga can be reach via 15 minute boat ride from boat station 1. With its calm waters, you will dive in a unique experience and allows you to absorb and enjoy the underwater sceneries.

Maniquin island diving safari.

Maniquin island dive place The Maniquin island is at 1 hour with an average of 25 knots (47-48 kph) by boat (with our boats!) from Boracay, with a local bangka boat it can take more than 4 hours. This is a day dive safari, and prepare yourself to be astonished first by the underwater visibility which is more than 30 meters (100 feet). Secondly by the exceptionally beautiful biodiversity like the big napoleon fish (AKA Humphead wrasse), manta rays and other kinds of rays, school of barracudas, trevally fish, school of jacks and so on.

Yapak-1 and Yapak-2 dive sites.

Yapak 1 and Yapak 2 dive place The Yapak dive sites are located at the west-north end of Boracay and just near the Punta Bunga diving site area. A 15 minutes boat ride from stations 1 and 2 can take your to Yapak dive sites. Yapak sites are separated walls which spans at 30 metres (100 feet) going down to 70 metres (230 feet). The walls can be divided into four different dives. This dive site is known for mild to strong currents.

Laguna de Boracay dive site.

Laguna de Boracay dive The Laguna de Boracay is a diving destination that is located at the eastern part of the island of Boracay. This dive site is well-suited and recommended for both advance and beginner scuba divers. With a depth ranging from 5m to 20m, the visibility of the marine life is pretty good and the area is easily accessible with a good current flowing. Laguna de Boracay can be reached via the shores.

The Balinghai dive site.

The Balinghai dive site The Balinghai dive site is located right in between the Punta Bunga and the Diniwid dive sites and just a 10 minutes boat ride from the shores of Boracay boat station one and two. The dive site consist of two walls that are positioned parallel. The two walls have different minimum and maximum depth and both have different marine biodiversity.

The Virgin drop dive site.

The Vigin drop dive site The Virgin drop dive site is just a 15 minutes boat ride from the boat station one or two in the Boracay shores. The dive site has a long wall that goes on and on with many crevices and cracks where you will see the marine life hiding away from the rest of the marine population, a lot of shoal of fish are hanging around though.

Coral garden in Boracay.

Coral garden in Boracay One of the most visited diving site in Boracay is the Coral garden. The Coral garden got its name from the hard corals that are forming in the reef, especially cabbage corals. It is located right in the center of the west coast of Boracay and accessible by boat from station 1 and station 2. This dive site is ideal for beginners in scuba diving and for those who just want to snorkel around. The sea in this area is just calm and clear, it's also a popular fish-feeding area.

The Crocodile island.

Crocodile island dive site Crocodile island is an uninhabited island that looks like a crocodile from afar when you go from the west south of Boracay. Crocodile island is one of the main attractions of Boracay and an usual island hopping tour for snorkeling since it is just 5 to 10 minutes away from Boracay. Crocodile island has a good and strong current, which is perfect for a drift dive, with also a pretty good visibility most of the times. Crocodile island is known as a four-star dive site in Boracay.

Channel drift diving site.

The Channel drift The Channel drift dive site is located between the Boracay island and the Aklan mainland. It takes 15 to 30 minutes by boat ride to the dive site. It is also known as the Channel steps by the locals in Boracay. This dive site is like a coral garden, full of flora and fauna and you will find amazing rock formations, hard and soft corals and school of fishes such as batfish, sweetlips, snappers and stingrays.

Diving around Laurel island.

Laurel island dive site Laurel island is situated just behind the Crocodile island dive site and from the shores of Boracay, it will take 45 minutes to an hour to get to the island by boat. Laurel island is divided into two dive sites: the Laurel island and the Laurel tunnel. Both diving destinations are quite close to each other and can make a perfect island tour worth diving. Currents may stay quite moderate, but it is always advisable to be a little more experienced in drift diving so that you can enjoy and be safe in this fun diving destination.

The Camia ship wreck.

The Camia ship wreck Camia ship wreck dive site is one of the premiere diving destinations in Boracay and it is situated between Virgin drop and Coral garden diving destinations. A 30m long cargo boat that was sank in January 2001 as a fish attraction device, and it developed as an artificial reef and now being resided by couple of huge red bass, some bluefin trevallies, scorpion fish and a school of batfish.

Friday's rock in Boracay.

Friday's rock Friday's rock actually covers two dive sites: the Fridays reef which is 7 to 12 meters (23 to 40 feet), and the Friday's rock which is 12 to 18 meters (40 to 60 feet) deep. It is a known fish-feeding station and most anticipated by underwater photographers, because they are able to capture close-up photos of emperor fish, triggerfishes, red bass, scorpionfish and surgeon fishes. Butterfly fishes and batfishes can be sighted too. Amazing different kinds of soft and hard coral formations are also covering the sea beds of both Friday's rock and Friday's reef.

Full moon diving.

Friday's rock Full moon diving is an unique night dive experience. We do full moon diving in all our dive centers. Wherever it's in Boracay, Bohol, Panglao or Mactan and Cebu, full moon diving in the tropical waters is a must to try. Check out our full moon calendar to see when it will be the full moon, you can dive with a full moon around 2 days before and 2 to 3 days after the given day on the calendar.

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Mactan, and the Cebu region, have a lot of diving sites.

Mactan and Cebu have a lot of diving sites, if most of them are just by near, still a lot of them (and the best dive sites around) are at 1 hour by boat (speed boat). Although we have a powerful bangka boat, we recommend our Rainbow Runner for these day trip safari.

The Kontiki reef dive site.

Diving the Kontiki reef Ideal place for scuba diving and technical diving training, Kontiki house reef offers a good shallow flat area and pretty suitable for novice divers. The shallow part of the reef sets out with sea grass beds and amazing formed corals, and an artificial reef artifact which is a giant iron clam sunk down in the 90s and now filled with life of hard and soft corals. Good for underwater photography training.

Diving in Cabilao island.

Diving in Cabilao Cabilao island is known as the best diving place, with its different dive sites, between Bohol and Cebu. Cabilao is a haven for underwater photographers and we don't even speak about macro photography, because Cabilao is housing the famous pigmy seahorse and the most beautiful nudibranch of the Philippines. Cabilao is also the home of the hammerhead sharks as well as the white tips and black tips reef sharks.

Cave diving at Caubian cave.

Diving at Caubian cave The Caubian cave dive site is at less than 30 minutes from our dive center headquarters in Mactan. Diving in the Caubian cave is for experienced divers, and we even recommend to be a tec diver. The average depth is around 40 meters (130 feet), and exploring the cave is a must to do, while on the way back you will have all the time to observe the amazing marine life along the wall, during your decompression.

Diving around the Camotes islands.

Diving at the Camotes The Camotes island are a group made of 4 islands. At the Camotes island you can dive on a deep wreck, in a cave, or all around on different plateaux and walls. The Camotes are very beautiful, especially underwater with a huge biodiversity. Colorful species of soft and hard corals, as well as gorgonians and sea fans with all tropical fishes shoaling around.

The Cervera shoal dive site.

Cervera shoal dive site Off the shore of Panglao island, the Cervera shoal diving site is known as the snakes' island due to the fact that there is many white and black banded snakes on the south part of the diving site. The current can be very strong to "brutal" on the surface, this is why the Cervera shoal is well known to the experienced drift divers. The underwater marine biodiversity is average for this tropical island.

Cuatros islas diving safari.

Diving at the Cuatro islas The Cuatro islas mean the 4 islands. The Cuatro islas (the 4 islands) is a day trip safari, with 3 dives on the site and going back before the night. Non divers are very welcome to join the safari as they will enjoy the journey too. Cuatro islas has a huge underwater visibility in which the divers love, but it's also perfect for snorkeling as you can see the bottom of the seabed.

The double barrier reef of Danajon bank.

Danajon bank double barrier reef The Danajon bank double barrier coral reef is one of the six underwater double-barrier reef in the world which is made of corals. This unique feature of the Danajon Bank make this dive site a unique dive spot in the Philippines, and even in the world due to the numerous species of corals. This double barrier reef is also known for a possible tiger sharks encounter as weel as bull sharks.

The Doljo point dive site in Panglao.

Diving at the Doljo point in Bohol The Doljo point dive site in Panglao island (Bohol province) is a must to dive if you come in the Philippines. It's a 2 walls on top of each other, which make the dive site perfect for all level of divers, from beginners to advanced dives. The biodiversity of the marine life is great. You can spot barracudas, tunas, sharks and all the usual tropical underwater marine life.

Diving at the Garden Eels in Panglao.

The Garden Eels dive site The Garden Eels dive site in Panglao, Bohol province is situated at less than 5 minutes away from our dive center in Bohol. The Garden Eels dive site is a haven for all divers, from beginners to experienced, this dive site a must at night. You can literally see a field of spotted garden eels in there. A strong recommendation is to no forget your underwater camera.

The Habagat wreck dive site.

Diving at the Habagat wreck The Habagat wreck diving site is a steep slope where open water can enjoy the top down to 20 meters (60 feet), while deep divers can go down to 35 meters (115 feet) to dive around the little wreck and visit the crevices on the wall around the wreck. The Habagat shipwreck is located at less than 5 minutes by boat from our Scotty's dive center in Bohol.

Diving at the Hilutungan channel.

The hilutungan diving site The Hilutungan island dive site is one of the most popular in the Cebu region. The local government is well maintaining this marine sanctuary and authorise the tourists to dive around. Due to this effort, the marine life and the underwater biodiversity is quite impressive, and made the Hilutungan island a place of choice for diving, as well as island hopping and excursions.

The Hilutungan and Nalusuan diving safari.

Diving at the Hilutungan and Nalusuan islands The Hilutungan and Nalusuan day trip safari are a must to dive if you come in the Cebu region, as these two dive sites have a different biotope not so far from each other. All the family can enjoy this diving safari even if they are not divers, because it is also a well known island hopping tour for non divers where people can swim or snorkel to see the fishes few meters below.

Diving at the House Reef.

The House Reef diving site There is a lot of House Reef diving sites all around the world, and because Scotty's Action Sports Network is spreaded around the Philippines, we do know many House Reef dive sites. Wherever in Boracay, Panglao and Bohol or in Mactan and the Cebu region, we have a long list of diving sites called "House Reef", where it's usually a very good if not an excellent diving spot.

Diving the Kontiki House Reef.

Diving the Kontiki reef The Kontiki House Reef is an easy dive, going down on a slope, where numerous critters are living around the tropical corals and inside the metallic articial sunked structure. The Kontiki reef is the home of the macro photographers as they will have a lot of photos to shot about nudibranchs, crabs, seahorses, sponges and many more underwater living creatures.

Diving at the Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse diving site There is a lot of Lighthouse diving sites in the Philippines, and because Scotty's Action Sports Network is spread around the Philippines, we do know many Lighthouse diving sites. Wherever in Boracay (Maniquin island), Bohol (Cabilao) or in Mactan and the Cebu region. Diving at a Lighthouse dive site, like in Capitancillo, can be an unique experience.

Diving in Malapascua island.

Malapascua island dive sites Malapascua island is a not to miss diving destination in the Philippines. Malpascua is well known for the thresher sharks diving at 05h00 (5AM), just before that the sun rise and where the thresher sharks are active. But in Malapascua there is not only the thresher sharks to see, there is the Dona Marilyn Wreck dive to do as well as Gato island and it's underwater tunnel.

Cave diving at the Pawod cave.

The Pawod underwater cave The Pawod Underwater Cave System is located in the barangay Agus on Mactan, the Cebu region, and is at just 15 to 20 minutes by car from our Dive Center. The Pawod cave is a spring freshwater cave diving, where only certified cave divers can enjoy the dive. It's a dissolution cave made of limestone and the entrance is inland. The Pawod cave is a very good training cave where we conduct our cave diving courses.

Diving at the Marigondon cave.

Marigondon cave The Marigondon cave diving site is located at 10 minutes only from our Scotty's Dive Center. This cavern is one of the most popular diving site around Mactan and Cebu. The entrance of the cave is at around 30 meters (100 feet) of depth and is covered by beautiful gorgonians and sea fans. The Marigondon cave is also known for the gorgeous wall all around it.

Diving in Moalboal.

Diving site in Moalboal Moalboal is located at the south west part of the main Cebu island. diving in Moalboal is weel known for the sardines run, a so huge school of sardines, that it is considered a once a life dive. From our Scotty's Dive Center, diving in Moalboal is a diving day safari trip, with 2 dives on the diffrent diving sites of Moalboal and going back before dusk.

Nalusuan island diving sanctuary.

Nalusuan island diving The Nalusuan island diving sanctuary is located at around 17 kilometers (9 nautical miles) from our Scotty's Dive Center in Mactan. The over all trip, with 1 dive on the site, takes around 2 hours and a half, but the trip is worth to do it just for the hour passed underwater seing the great biodiversity of the Nalusuan island marine sanctuary.

Diving at the Pamilacan Island.

Diving site at Pamilacan Pamilacan Island is located at 17 kilometers (9 nautical miles) from our dive center in Bohol, Panglao. Pamilacan is known for it whales and dolphins watching between March and June (the sedentary dolphins can be watched all the year though). The seabed of Pamilacan is covered by sea fans, huge gorgonians and many different species of colorful corals where fishes are shoaling around.

Santa Rosa dive site is in Olango.

Santa Rosa dive site in Olango The Santa Rosa dive site, situated along the Olango Island, is at 5 to 10 minutes by boat from our Scotty's Dive Center headquarters on the Mactan Island. Santa Rosa is at the edge of the marine sanctuary of the Olango Island, and when there is a good tide, this diving site can become a beautiful drifting zone for all divers. Olango is known to being fulfilled with a great underwater biodiversity.

The Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary.

Diving at shangri-la The Shangri-La marine sanctuary is our commitment to the preservation of the underwater world. The dive site is just in front of our Scotty's Dive Center headquarters at the Shangri-La Mactan. With many years of dedication to preserve this sanctuary, it is now fulfilled with a high biodiversity and a beautiful underwater seabed with all its coral's formation.

Talima diving site is in Olango.

Talima is a diving site The Talima dive site, located in Olango Island, is between 5 to 10 minutes by boat from our Scotty's Dive Center headquarters on Mactan. The Talima diving spot is the main marine sanctuary of Olango Island, where all the underwater photographers want to go for their best shots. As a major dive site in the area, Talima is known by all the local scuba divers.

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