Diving the Virgin drop dive site in Boracay.
The Virgin drop dive site is at 3 kilometers (1.6 nautical miles), heading to the 174° from our Scotty's Dive Center in Boracay, which takes less than 10 minutes by boat to the dive spot.
We recommend to bring a dive computer along with you if you want to embark into the Virgin drop dive site.
The dive site has a long sloped wall that goes on and on with many crevices and cracks where you will see critters hiding away from the rest of the marine civilization.
The Virgin drop is suitable for advanced scuba divers and technical divers, since the minimum depth is at 14 meters (45 feet) already, and goes down to 36 meters (118 feet) at the bottom of the slope. The second wall is going down to 50 meters (165 feet).
Within the area, the currents are shifting easily; which means you have to be an experienced diver if you want to jump at the Virgin drop dive site for a scuba dive.
Diving at the Virgin drop dive site in Boracay.
The visibility in the area can be average to very good, depending on the tides and currents.
Eagle rays and turtles are often viewed swimming on the top of the second wall at 35 meters (115 feet). But the most interesting part is the second wall, all way down to the mini cave.
In all cases, the Virgin drop dive site is a deep dive, where recreational deep divers will enjoy sighting turtles and sting rays, but should care about their no decompression limit.
On the contrary, the tech divers will have a lot more times to enjoy, and even going down along the second wall.
Our thoughts about diving at the Virgin drop diving spot.
The sandy sloped wall down to 35 meters (115 feet) is where you will see eagle rays, sea turtles, as well as some reef sharks and school of fish.
The second wall is the most interesting, as you will see big gorgonians and sea fans.
Sponges and soft corals are also inhabiting the wall, where the tropical fishes are shoaling up and down along it.
At the bottom of the second wall, there is a mini cave where you can spot some juvenile sharks.
Overall there are many marine lives to sight, but the Virgin drop dive site is not for all divers.
Our recommendation: Recreational divers need to care about their NDL as it will go fast, where technical divers will just have to plan their dive and dive their plan.