Tingo point is a dive site located in Olango island.
Tingo Point is at the tip of Olango Island, do not mistake it with Thresher Point which is off of the Tingo Point dive site.
Tingo Point is located at 5.6 kilometers (3 nautical miles) heading to the 103° from our Scotty's Dive Center in Mactan, which made Tingo Point at less than 10 minutes by boat from our dive center.
It's a dive site for advanced divers and technical divers.
It starts with a sandy slope down to 25 meters (82 feet) before to arrive at the top of the wall which is going down to 65 meters (210 feet). If you dive in the early morning, watch out for thresher sharks or hammerhead sharks that can be spotted here at a depth of 25 meters (80 feet).
Diving along the wall is a must to do as you will drift gently while watching striking gorgonians, sea fans, soft corals, and colorful sponges.
The bottom of the wall is at around 60 meters (200 feet) for technical divers (with at least the normoxic trimix diver certification) is where you will find back a sandy slope with scattered corals and sponges.
If you continue going down, at around 85 meters (280 feet), you will see a little wreck, a speed boat of around 7-8 meters (22-26 feet) long, laying on the sandy slope. It might be deeper, though, as, during our last dive on this wreck, it has slid down of few meters already.
This is a thresher shark dive sightings, and you might also encounter hammerhead sharks.
Diving at Tingo Point the dive site of Olango
The most interesting part is the wall, starting at the drop off deep down to 60 meters (200 feet).
If you dive early in the morning, you might encounter thresher sharks and even hammerhead sharks.
In all cases, you will enjoy the stunning wall covered by hard and soft corals, sponges, gorgonians, sea fans and much more.
A lot of schools of fish are swimming along this wall, like the jackfish, snappers, and groupers where the latest is less shy than usual.
Because the Tingo Point dive site is at the tip of Olango Island, we can often encounter a mild to high current, which is a pure pleasure to drift with along this beautiful wall.
Our thoughts about diving at Tingo Point.
This dive site is best in the early morning, but it can be done at any time all the day long.
It's early in the morning that you might be able to see the famous thresher sharks, if they got lost from the Thresher Point dive site.
The top of the wall is quite deep at around 25 meters (82 feet), so it's a good experience if you never tried to descent in the blue of the ocean.
This is a gorgeous wall, a must-dive to do with an underwater camera.