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 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 makes Tingo Point less than 10 minutes away 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 the top of the wall which goes down to 65 meters (210 feet). If you dive early in the 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 strikingly beautiful 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) 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 of a speed boat at around 7-8 meters (22-26 feet) long, lying down on the sandy slope. It might be deeper, though, as during our last dive on this wreck, it has slid down to a few meters already.
This is a Thresher shark dive site, but 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 with 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 they are 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 early in the morning, but it can be done at any time of the day.
It is early in the morning that you might be able to see the famous Thresher sharks that 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 have never tried to descend in the deep blue of the ocean.
This is a gorgeous wall, a must-dive with an underwater camera.
Scuba Diving Tingo Point Rates
For Cebu, Mactan:
Prices include our regular scheduled diving boats.
On our scuba-diving boats, you should always find:
- O2 tank (oxygen cylinder) and equipments plus a first aid kit
- We always carry a spare dive equipment and a diving gear toolbox
- We do have a communication device in case of emergency
- Towels and dinking water are included
- Total Duration: The detail is not set, please contact us.
- Boat Schedule: The detail is not set, please contact us.
- Price per person: 3696 PHP
Optional Boat Rental (for personal schedules)
- Exclusive Boat: 3080 PHP