Anilao is one of the most popular diving destinations in the Philippines. Strategically located in Mabini, Batangas, only 2-3 hours drive from Metro Manila, Anilao is known to be home to the beginning of a majority of the diving population in the Philippines. Divers who take their open water course in Manila or in any location within Luzon most likely have their first taste of real open water in Anilao. In addition, it's accessibility to Manila makes it a favourite among weekend warriors and excursionists.
Decades ago, Anilao was merely a secret haven for locals. Today, resorts line the coast of Mabini catering to a myriad of clientele. It is a town built upon the love of diving. As such, development in Anilao strictly abides by the rules of conservation and sustainability. Locals proudly hold that Anilao has been a protected marine area since the 1970's, and are determined to keep it pristine.
For those with a keen eye and a love for critter photography, Anilao delivers critter diving that rivals the best critter diving in the world. Sites such as the more recently discovered "Secret Bay", and the Anilao classic "Basura" offer critter diving that equals the shores of Dauin, and even Lembeh in Indonesia.
Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort is our latest addition to the list of fin-tastic resorts in the Philippines. Our dive buddies at the resort are offering us a great discount package for the DEMA Dive Show taking place in Las Vegas November 19-22, 2014. We have a variety of packages including stays from 5 to 14 nights, with or without meals, and either 2 dives or 3 dives per day. Our typical 7 night package, full board meals and 12 dives is discounted to $1400 per person double diver occupancy.
If you love the macro or the majestic, Anilao has a dive site to fill your camera with photos. Book a trip to the Philippines…!
Thalatta Beach Resort - Philippines
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Our dive buddies at the Thalatta Beach Resort are offering us a great deal on a dive package for travel between October 15 to December 1, 2014. Thalatta Resort is located in Maluay Zamboanguita and the resort faces Apo Island. The area offers fin-tastic diving and the resort is staffed with friendly and professional people. Our package at Thalatta for 7 nights, all meals + 2 drinks daily and 10 dives is normally $1650 for two divers (not per person) but is on sale now for $1350 for two divers, SAVE $300. Contact us for availability and other dive package options (15 dives and 20 dives).
Asia Divers and El Galleon Dive Resort - Puerto Galera, Philippines
Asia Divers and El Galleon Resorts are located in Puerto Galera on the North East tip of Mindoro. Puerto Galera was originally a fishing community. Then in the 1980s, the Philippines Government discovered just how many species of fish and corals there are here and declared the entire area a Marine Reserve. Once a thriving fishing village, Puerto Galera soon became the premier scuba diving destination in the Philippines.
It was around this time that the El Galleon resort came into existence along with Asia Divers who have been catering for top class vacations ever since. The El Galleon resort is a premier diving resort just a couple of hours South of Manila, providing unashamed luxury at prices that most Westerners would expect to pay for a two star hotel. Hotel rooms in the resort start for as little as $56 a night.
The diving here is unquestionably the best of anywhere in Oriental Mindoro and some would say all the Philippines or Asia.
If you are looking for a beach vacation then come to El Galleon, the jewel of the Philippines, where the resort staff will do their very best to spoil you.
If you like to scuba dive, then let us tell you right away that our resort is smack in the middle of a marine reserve, created and protected by the Philippines government.
If you are looking for a romantic resort, this really is where y ou will experience the magic of the Orient. It's hardly surprising then that we are so popular with honeymoon couples here in the Philippines.
Our dive facility here in Puerto Galera is less than two years old and there is nothing like it in Asia! We have a huge private diving platform with a large pontoon at the end of it. No other dive shops or resorts in the area have this. Boats can easily dock on the pontoon making it easy for divers to get on and off the boats. Each diver has their own crate in the dive shop to store their gear. There are showers, rinse tanks, towels and drinking water right there. We also have a dedicated camera room with computers available for use and a rinse tank specifically for cameras. The dive deck has a lot of space, so even when the shop is busy you never feel crowded. It’s a very relaxed feeling, and you know that you’re being well looked after by the experienced diving guides and crew who are always there to help you with anything you may need.
We have some fin-tastic package prices with poolside rooms starting at $68 per night double occupancy, boat dives are $32 each, half board meal package is $30 per person per day. Add this up and two divers can get a package for $1535 for 7 nights, meals and 10 boat dives. Transportation from Manila is $310. Contact us for availability…and ask for our agent's discount on this package.
Photos and text courtesy of El Galleon Dive Resort and Asia Divers!
Atlantis Resorts Puerto Galera in the Philippines is offering one of the best BOGO deals in Indo-Asia with the book one diver, second is 50% OFF.
Atlantis Puerto Galera is beautifully built into the hills of Sabang Beach of Puerto Galera and has a great beachfront location; in many travel guidebooks and magazines Atlantis is quoted as one of the most outstanding resorts of the Philippines with its award winning design.
Puerto Galera is well known for its numerous scuba diving spots; the area was designated a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973 and has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in Asia located at the very heart of the 'Coral Triangle'. The area also features numerous pocket beaches and stunning tropical scenery.
The archipelago is home to more than 3,000 species of fish and 448 species of coral – where else can you combine unbelievable muck-diving with pristine coral reefs and shoals of schooling fish?
The package at Atlantis Puerto Galera includes:
Accommodation in a deluxe room, double diver occupancy; all meals at Toko's Restaurant (breakfast drinks, Italian and specialty coffees are included); coffee, tea and filtered water are available from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm (Italian and specialty coffees are not included after breakfast); unlimited internet access; and unlimited scheduled boat diving (up to 5 dives a day including night diving); excludes equipment rental, dawn dives, day trips and nitrox. Puerto Galera dive site map and photos courtesy of Atlantis Resorts.