Exploring Anilao
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About the Resort SCUBA Diving Local Guide

Anilao is considered as the birthplace of Philippine scuba diving. The first dive resorts setup operation in the 1960’s and while various islands in the Philippines have also been known for scuba diving, Anilao remains to be the most popular weekend dive destination for Metro Manila folks. It’s where most of us got initiated into the wonderful underwater world. And it only takes 1.5 hours drive south of Metro Manila via the SLEX-STAR (TR3) connection.

The small town of Anilao provides access to fantastic scuba diving. Sitting on the western side of the Calumpan Peninsula on Luzon Island, this section of coast is just a few hours’ drive from the capital, Manila. The peninsula juts into the Verde Island Passage and the landscape of steep hills edged by craggy shores leads to a series of coral-clad terraces.

The diving here may come as a surprise as years back these reefs gained a reputation for being wrecked by poor fishing practices. However, education by environmental and conservation groups has meant the marine realm was allowed to rejuvenate and is now healthy and prolific. Dives sites that lie parallel to the shore are rife with soft corals small animals like the barbiganti pygmy seahorse while the small bays that cluster around the southern tip of the peninsula are amazing muck dives fed by hot water sea vents.

 

 

WHAT'S NEW?

04.09.2013
Snorkeling Trip
Enjoy a fun filled day of snorkeling with family and friends on our new pontoon boat.
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