Snorkeling in Boracay

A Guide to Boracay's Best Snorkeling Spots

    Snorkeling in Boracay is one of the easiest ways to discover the underwater treasures in and around the colorful reefs skirting the island. Snorkeling enthusiasts can either join an organized snorkeling group or simply rent the gear from one of the many contractors or dive shops for as little as 250–300 pesos per person.

    Snorkeling spots in Boracay

    There's a good number of snorkeling spots here, led by the waters around Crocodile Island. Despite its name, there are no crocodiles here, but plenty of corals and marine life such as angelfish, banded sea snakes, cornet fish, and moray eels. The water current can be rather strong, so be extra cautious if you're not a confident swimmer.

    Snorkeling in Boracay can be done as part of an island-hopping tour, though some interesting areas are only a few minutes’ walk or trike ride away. Puka Beach has some nice reefs, as well as Tambisaan and Ilig-Iligan.

    Balinghai Cove, located off the northern part of Boracay, is also teeming with sea creatures. There are anemones, sea urchins and sharp corals here, so make sure you wear aqua shoes and be careful with your paddling. The reef at Angel Point is also ideal for snorkeling as it's brimming with sea cucumbers, vibrant corals, and starfish.

    Ben Reeves | Compulsive Traveler

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