The Boracay Dive Olympics is one of the most renowned and popular events on the island. The event attracts so many visitors that hotels and resorts experience a jump in bookings and reservations.
The event is typically held on March 30 up to April 1. If you are already on the island, just take a tricycle ride. Tell the driver you want to go see the Olympics, and you will be taken to the venue.
Those coming to Boracay from the nearby areas can go to the Caticlan jetties. There are many boats that can take you to the island. Aside from the boats, you can also take the ferries.
What to See
The Boracay Dive Olympics of course is all about diving. The divisions and rules are patterned after those used in the Olympics. However, there are differences.
Here, there are separate categories for the professional and amateurs. Just like the Olympics, there are qualifying sessions which the participants must pass before they can move on.
During the competition, the crowds will get to see the divers in action. Similar to the Olympics, you will be amazed at the skill, dexterity and artistry of the divers. Part of the fun of course, is cheering your favorites on to victory.
The event was established not just for the sake of competition and winning. It was designed primarily so professional and amateur divers will get the chance to bond.
As the competition is open to participants the world over, the event would become even more popular. Today, the event has become one of the most anticipated events during the peak summer season.
The entrance fee to the site varies from year to year. However, it is affordable. Keep in mind that events leading up to it usually last a week. If you want to be there for all the action, it is best to book early. The total costs for the fees, transportation, food, hotel stay, etc will be around 10,000 to 20,000 pesos.
Just like other diving events, you need to get ready for the competition. Even at the amateur level, physical conditioning will be necessary. All of the hard work will pay off when you qualify and win the top prize.
The Boracay Dive Olympics is an exciting event that never fails to draw huge crowds. If you are looking for thrills and spills, this is the event for you.
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