The Tribird plane wreck is a Russian Yak 40 sunk by the Boracay Association of Scuba Schools in 2012. The plane wreck project was spearheaded by Cirilo Tirol, one of the owners of Lapu-Lapu Diving Center. It was locally named Tribird as the plane has three jet engines mounted on its tail. Tribird sits upside down on a sandy bottom at a depth of 27 meters with smaller marine life living inside and around the base of the wreck, such as Scorpion Fish and Stone Fish. The dive site is only 10 minutes away by boat from Boat Station 1.
Divers will need at least an Advanced Open Water certification to dive the Tribird plane wreck. If you haven’t taken the Advanced Open Water course yet, you can choose to enroll and include the wreck as one of the dives.