Cliff Diving in Boracay at Ariel’s Point – A Flair Adventure
I never knew Iâ€™d check this activity in my to-do-before-I-die list anytime soon.
I ACTUALLY DID IT YOU GAIIIZ!!!
Okay, so Nic (our friend) arranged for us at Arielâ€™s Resto in Boracay station 1 for this very flair adventure!Â We started off meeting the others at Arielâ€™s at around 11am.Â Then we headed off to the boats docked at Station 1 for a 30 â€“ 40 min (ish) ride.
For a tiny fee, P1,200 (about $27 US Dollars), you get a boat ride from Boracay to Arielâ€™s Point, which is about 30 minutes away. There, you have unlimited drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, along with lunch and of course your boat ride back to Boracay during sunset. Oh, letâ€™s not forget the unlimited number of cliff dives, jumps and (like my friends) belly flops that you can do.
When we got there, I saw the plank that was stretched out of the cliff for everyone to dive on.Â There were different levels.Â The lowest plank was at 5 feet, then I think there was a 10 feet and 30 feet.
Then I saw the 45 feet.Â I was not as overwhelmed as I thought I would be.Â I saw the height (from the boat) and I was like â€œmehhhâ€¦ I think I can do this, it wasnâ€™t as high as I thought it was.â€
Then we head up to the top of the cliff.Â There were tables and chairs for us to hang on.
I think everyone was too busy to take pictures of the people jumping that I couldnâ€™t find pictures of the hangout areaâ€¦ This is the only picture I have with rest of the areaâ€¦ of course, itâ€™s the one with me and Marc Nelson in itâ€¦ *faints*
There was even a hammockâ€¦
*searched for pictures of the hammock but couldnâ€™t find any*
but, I found a picture of a monkeyâ€¦
There you go! The moody monkeyâ€¦ Sometimes heâ€™s shy, sometimes heâ€™s playfulâ€¦ sometimes heâ€™s just acting cool ;p
Oh, and he loves rum coke!
Thatâ€™s why heâ€™s a bit high lol
Everyone settled down first but our friend Oli jumped on the 45 feet plank firstâ€¦ wooot!!!Â I think he was the most excited guy on our group to really cliff dive.
I instantly thought that I must jump already â€“ on the HIGHEST plank, just to get it over and done with.
I am a good swimmer and I am very buoyant (If you know what I mean lol).Â Anyway, kidding aside, I studied the area.Â I studied the cliff and the water where I would fall.Â It looks deep enough.Â It should be!Â I saw Marc Nelson doing his Eagle Swan dive and his brother jumping on the highest plank the same.
Immediately I knew it was safe to jump.
This is just to reassure my mom and my aunts who got so mad seeing my picture jumping off a cliffâ€¦
After Oli jumped and he was okay, he had fun and he said that was just amazing!Â I initially though of jumping second.Â So, I grabbed all the balls I have and went to the stairs, and walked my way (slowly) to the plankâ€¦
I felt like the whole world was in slow motion.Â I was climbing the last stair to the top and I could feel my heart beatâ€¦ both with excitement and I admit, I got scaredâ€¦ That was when I was overwhelmed by the height!!!!!!!
Slowly, I made my way to the edge of the plankâ€¦
I looked downâ€¦
From below, it didnâ€™t look scaryâ€¦
But when youâ€™re on the edge of the plank, and you see the water below youâ€™d shriek with fear!!!
Then, I heard encouraging words from the crowdâ€¦Â My friend Trondz was there too at the stairs of the plank and he was likeâ€¦ â€œkaya mo yanâ€¦ it also took me a while to jump from that plankâ€
I thought to myselfâ€¦ â€œI guess everyone is scared at first, but look at all those who jumpedâ€¦ they now walk with pride knowing they jumped a 45-ft cliffâ€
At this point, my knees weakenedâ€¦ like all of my adrenaline was crumpled into a ball inside my adrenaline gland, not wanting to go out yetâ€¦
I walked back a few steps and I saw my other friend Jake, waiting in line to jump next.
I knew then I wasnâ€™t readyâ€¦
So I asked her to jump first ahead of me.
It took her a little while to grasp the reality that she was standing in the plankâ€¦ but I guess she just wanted to do it and not hold the line so she jumped!!!
Then I heard the splash!!!
It was just quick and so I asked â€œHow was it?â€
â€œMasakit sa pwet pero okay lang, itâ€™s funâ€ To translate she said â€œit hurts the butt but itâ€™s still funâ€
I brain is one nice machine but my body is still weak and frazzled.Â Since logic is telling me that itâ€™s just perfectly fineâ€¦ I managed to grab all the balls I have and convinced my body that it will be okay.
I found myself at the edge of the plank again.Â This time, I heard Trondz voice again â€œDonâ€™t look down while falling, just look at the horizonâ€
â€œThat seems like a helpful tipâ€¦ in fact the horizon looks niceâ€¦ helps me calm downâ€ I thoughtâ€¦
Without thinking next, I let go of the plank and stepped on airâ€¦
The fall lasted for about 3 seconds.
It happened really really quick and my brain processed every emotion per millisecond.Â And the conscious side of my brain is a bit slow to realize that I finally did it and even though I got mixed emotions, the word FUN was still on the top of my mind.
Good thing my memory still captured the feeling, millisecond by millisecond (Iâ€™m exaggerating) and this is why Iâ€™m blogging this right now to make the moment immortal!
00:00:00 just jump hannah
00:00:01 right foot first
00:00:02 left foot still on plank
00:00:03 this is it thereâ€™s no turning back
00:00:04 let go left foot
00:00:05 look at the horizon
00:00:50 PAUSED at 0.5 secondS (HOLY SHITAKE MUSHROOMS I REALLY JUMPED! Iâ€™M ON AIR! Iâ€™M HANGING .. Iâ€™M FLYING
00:00:70 MOTHER FISH PRAWN CRACKERS!!! MY STOMACH FEELS FUNNY!!! (like when I ride roller coasters)
00:01:00 So this is how it feels huhâ€¦ Alright, letâ€™s just enjoy the last 2 seconds on airâ€¦
00:04:00 Whoahâ€¦ my ass hurts!
00:05:00 Ahhâ€¦ so nice to finally touch the waterâ€¦ Itâ€™s perfectâ€¦ I miss the seaâ€¦
00:06:00 emerged up the waterâ€¦ with a smileâ€¦ and I heard Mark Nelson say â€œgood jumpâ€ (or at least I thought it was himâ€¦ or I was just dreaming or knocked unconscious for .05 seconds) **faints**
In normal motion, hit play to see the video of me jumping 🙂
So, there you gooooooooo!!!
I DID IT!!!
I was â€œmayabangâ€ (one proud little kitty) when I went back up.Â Weee I did it!!!
Then I went back to Vince (who was assigned to take my video)â€¦
One thing I would not want is for him to miss my jump and not take a video of itâ€¦
â€œI took your video!â€ he said. â€œYAYE!!! Let me see!â€
and this is itâ€¦ In normal motionâ€¦
To my horror, I did not like the videoâ€¦ Why? It was not zoomed in on me so my face was not recognizableâ€¦ It wasnâ€™t proof enough that I jumpedâ€¦
All the vanity took over me and without anymore thinking, I saidâ€¦ Get the camera ready, Iâ€™ll jump againâ€¦ This time, use the Sony Cybershot TX1 so that you can zoom in and zoom out while recording a video.Â (Other digicams canâ€™t zoom in and out).Â â€œZoom in when Iâ€™m on the plank and about to jumpâ€¦ and Zoom out when I remove my feet off the plankâ€ â€“ I gave him specific instructions 😛
So, there you goâ€¦ Jump number two 😀
Check out these awesome Cliff Diving Videos from WhenInManila.com
Cliff Diving at Arielâ€™s Point in Boracay
How not to Cliff Dive and Falling in Gay Love with Marc Nelson
i would definitely wanna try that out when i go back to boracay. how much was the cost to get there? and any other feeS?
Oh, I forgot to mention 🙂 Php 1,100 all in 🙂 it includes boat trip to and fro Ariel’s point. Lunch.. unlimited drinks (softdrinks, iced tea, booze and fresh coconut juice) plus the unforgettable experience 🙂
last time was derek. this time, it was marc! waaaah envy mode haha! clap clap clap! tapang mo! galing! oh yeah you’re a good swimmer! buti ka pa! i wish i studied swimming lessons when i was a kid hihi 😛 apir!! 🙂
my gosh!! so cool! Super inggit mode *hahaha* too bad i dunno how to swim *argh!!*
oh yeah. i wonder how many girls experience wardrobe malfunction with their tops from jumping from that height. hehehe.
I can’t wait to take the trip to ariels point. friends say its a great day trip.
pwede naman mag life vest haha
hey Dyanie haha thanks! you don’t have to know how to swim may life vest naman 🙂 anyway, it’s never too late to go swimming lesson s:)
marami! lol, kaya pagka ahon check muna ang damit lol
it sure is! especially if you are with a group of friends enjoy talaga!
i read about this cliff driving in boracaySun. gee! you’re so brave, i can’t jump from a cliff, it’s horrifying! (chicken. hehe)
was looking info regarding Diving in Boracay and ended up on your site..one thing must say you got a nice blog site
This was very useful for me to read! Thanks for putting so much time into it.
What is the depth of the sea?
Cool.. Want to try this!!!
We leave to the Point in 2 hours and thought it would be nice to how other people experienced the dive. Yours is awesome!!!
We leave for the Point in 2 hours and thought it would be nice tocheck how other people experienced the dive. Yours is awesome!!!
Thanks 🙂 have fun!
This is a good blog site and funny too with Vince’ picture lolz! will soon try this!