Two dive sites in Boracay not to miss: Yapak-1 and Yapak-2.
The Yapak dive sites are located at the west-end of Boracay and just near the Punta Bunga diving area. A 5-minute boat ride from our Scotty's Dive Center can takes you to Yapak 1 and Yapak 2 dive sites.
The Yapak 1 and Yapak 2 dive sites are separated walls, which spans at 30 meters (100 feet) going down to 70 meters (230 feet).
The walls are divided into four different dives (Yapak 1 to 4). This dive site is known to have mild to strong currents.
Nudibranchs and pygmy seahorses are living on top of the wall where you will see they're
living among the gorgonians and sea fans.
If you want to do macro photography, have a look at the end of your joint line! But most importantly, you will need your dive buddy to wait for you!
Because there is often a strong current, the buddies do not want to wait an underwater photographer while fighting the current, especially at these depths where the gas can ran out pretty fast.
At the bottom of the wall of Yapak, you can see some sharks, stingrays, tuna and the rare mola mola or oceanfish.
You may swim also with groupers, dogtooth tuna, grey and white tip reef sharks, school of trevallies and napoleon wrasses.
The Yapak diving site is recommended for advanced and experienced scuba divers with a deep diver certification.
Diving at the Yapak dive sites in Boracay.
It's a dive from a boat! So, if there is a strong current, you will do a negative entry to go down as quickly as possible while teaming with every one during the descent. If there is no current, you can do your back roll and wait for the team at the surface before diving down altogether.
The wall is found around 30 meters (100 feet) deep and goes down to 70 meters (230 feet) deep.
On the top of the wall you will see a huge school of blue triggerfish (also known as red toothed triggerfish) schooling up and down alongside of the wall.
The top of the wall is covered with many species of colorful corals, as well as the wall itself where you will see damsels, anemofishes, groupers, and snappers.
All this biodiversity attracts some whitetip reef sharks and grey sharks. You might also encounter some sea turtles in the area.
Our thoughts about diving at Yapak in Boracay.
Yapak 2 is the most popular dive site in Boracay. It can be a challenging dive if the current is strong, and this dive is reserved to the advanced divers, deep divers and tec divers.
At the end of the dive, there is a plateau where you can see few baby sharks hiding in the crevices at a depth of around 25 meters (80 feet), then you will go up in the "big blue" for your decompression (tec-divers only) or safety stop.
Few advices for this dive: Dive nitrox (the standard 30% or 32% is perfect) as most of the dive will be below 30 meters (100 feet) deep.
No time for macro photography during this dive! Take a wide-angled lens (at least an equivalent to 25mm on a full frame) as you will see a lot of things!
Scuba Diving Yapak One And Yapak Two Rates
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: 3500 PHP
Optional Boat Rental (for personal schedules)
- Exclusive Boat: Price or Fare is not set, please contact us.