Boracay has plenty of dive sites, but if you prefer not to jostle with other divers, Carlos Blanch, owner and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer at Fisheye Divers, recommends three lesser-known dive spots to check out
Located about 30 minutes south of Boracay is Nasog Point. According to Carlos, only about 20% of the dive schools in Boracay venture this far. Nasog Point is famous for its topography, which consists of massive boulders and canyons. Keep your eyes peeled for the occasional manta ray or hammerhead shark.
If you like geeking out over unusual sea creatures, this dive site is for you. Among those you’ll see at Santoson are the pygmy seahorse, boxfish and frog fish. This dive site — located on the north-west tip of Boracay — has no mooring and the currents can get a little strong, so it’s usually recommended for seasoned divers.
Laurel Island is actually made up of two smaller islands — Big and Small Laurel — and is a great dive site for macro photography. Here, you’ll be surrounded by lush and blooming coral gardens as you make your way around the site. Look out for barracuda, groupers and snappers, which are often spotted in the area. The current here can be very strong, too.
For more information on Fisheye Divers, visit fisheyedivers.com or email Carlos at firstname.lastname@example.org.