Much like the world-famous cliff-diving spot at La Quebrada in Acapulco, Mexico, the rocky half hectare of Ariel’s Point is now a major water sport destination for Boracay holiday-makers and pelagic sports enthusiasts who consider it as one of the “best dive spots” off the world-famous island destination.
Sports Unlimited goes to Buruanga
Locals and tourist dreaming of experiencing an Acapulco type of dive can now take a plunge to a 35 meter deep water from a 20 meter high stone ledge getting that cliff diving experience at Ariel’s Point. Located in the rustic coastal town of Buruanga in Aklan near the Antique border, two kilometers away on the mainland of Panay and half-an-hour’s speedboat ride from Boracay, the spot is a favorite among seasoned divers and tyros alike.
Ariel's Point has 3 furnished native cottages and tiered dining areas. Guests are ferried before noon on an outrigger or speedboat and ferried back to Boracay at sunset.
Acapulco's La Quebrada and Boracay's Ariel's Point
(image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hb2/139991838/ and dweam.com)