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Crystal Blue Anilao

Crystal Blue Anilao

$1726 USD / 7 nights



Nitrox $
WIFI Available
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Crystal Blue resort is set against the stunning backdrop of the Anilao bay area, set in a tropical paradise perfect for both relaxation and adventure.

Crystal Blue Anilao
Crystal Blue Anilao
Crystal Blue Anilao
Crystal Blue Anilao
Crystal Blue Anilao
Crystal Blue Anilao
Crystal Blue Anilao
Crystal Blue Anilao
Crystal Blue Anilao
Crystal Blue Anilao
Crystal Blue Anilao
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The resort offers several different accommodations that are perfect for any guest. The Family Villa includes two separate rooms with queen beds, a family area with a table and chairs, and private bathroom and shower. The Superior Rooms have private bathrooms, closets, two queen beds, and a balcony that overlooks the property perfect for watching the sunset after a day of diving. There are two different styles of the Deluxe Rooms. Deluxe Type A Room has one queen bed and a private bathroom. Deluxe Room Type B has two single beds in one room and a private bathroom. Both deluxe styles have balconies that offer amazing views of the resort.
The resort has a unique dive shop that allows guests to prepare and organize their dives. The dive deck is covered to protect equipment from the sun and is organized with hanging racks for gear. Large gear rinse tanks, showers, and camera rinse tanks are all available and are set up for convenience. The resort offers valet service for divers. The crew carries diver’s gear from the dive center to the dive deck to make guest’s trip as easy as possible. The crew also loads and unloads the boats, tanks, cameras, and whatever else needed for the dives. The dive center has a compressor room that supplies nitrox and regular air.
When diving, guests will ride on the resort’s outrigger-style bangka boats. These boats are unique to the Philippines and offer speed and agility that is perfect for navigating the unpredictable sea. They are traditional wood boats with small gas-powered engines with the right amount of power to skim along the swells.
Diving in Anilao is a dream for macro photographers and it is known as The Mecca of Macro Fauna. The experienced dive guides are trained to assist photographers and find the amazing critters and creatures.
Crystal Blue is known for its amazing Blackwater Diving. These dives are for advanced divers only and offer a unique experience. Divers witness the upward migration of plankton and other night critters in the water. Divers encounter creatures like the paper nautilus, blanket octopus, pelagic seahorses, larval jacks, and jellyfish.
The resort’s bar is open night and day for karaoke, singing, and dancing. The bar is air conditioned and has ceiling fans to ensure comfort for all guests. There is a plethora of refreshments, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, offered as well as fantastic snacks and sides dishes. The restaurant offers seafood, continental, oriental, and Filipino cuisine.
Packages include 7-nights’ accommodation, three daily meals, and seventeen boat dives.



Dive Conditions

There are three seasons that affect the diving conditions in the Philippines. The northeast monsoon brings strong winds from December to March. The southwest monsoon affects the months of July through November which are wet but the ocean waters are warm. April through June are the dry months with very little winds.
November to May is the dry season in the Philippines, offering little to no rain and a nice hot and humid weather. This period of time is often considered as the best time to dive in the Philippines and is the most popular time to visit the country. Regardless, the diving season in the Philippines runs year-round, keeping in mind that some of the areas and certain marine life sightings are either seasonal or weather dependent, this includes Tubbataha which can only be dived around the months of March to June. During the wet season, typically runs from May to October, most of the dive sites remain great, the waters are warmer, and divers have the advantage of having uncrowded sites. Typhoons may occur during the wet season, particularly around July to September.
Tubbataha Reefs National Park – amazing biodiversity. Tubbataha is home to no less than 600 species of fish, 360 species of corals (about 50% of the coral species in the world), 11 species of sharks (including tiger sharks, whale sharks, and whitetips), 13 species of dolphins and whales, nesting hawksbill and green sea turtles. You can also see manta rays, schools of barracuda and tuna, and smaller marine life like nudibranchs, ornate ghost pipefish, seahorses, and frogfish.
Anilao, Batangas – best muck diving. The long list of small-scale sea life and critters that you can find in Anilao includes nudibranchs, frogfish, seahorses, cuttlefish, and pipefish. But don't leave your wide-angle lens at home. Beautiful coral reefs, turtles, huge schools of jacks, jellyfish, and the occasional reef sharks await in Anilao.
Dauin, Dumaguete – the luxury destination. The variety of marine life that you can find along the Dauin Coast include various types of frogfish, dragonets, pipefish, nudibranchs, blue-ring octopuses, bobtail squids, mandarin fish, seahorses, cardinalfish (with eggs), various shrimps and crabs. The main diving season in Dumaguete is October to early June, but the prolific marine life of Dauin can be found all year round, so there’s no worry of missing out.
Moaboal, Cebu – amazing sardine baitballs. Scuba diving in Moalboal is diverse and very vibrant. Think big schools of fish, beautiful walls, canyons and caves, and fascinating macro life. Pescador Island offers some of the best dives in the Philippines, featuring a dramatic wall with colorful soft corals teeming with anthias. Then there is a large cathedral on the west side of Pescador which makes a nice background for dramatic underwater shots. You can also see schools of barracuda, beautiful caves, reef sharks, and also smaller marine life like nudibranchs and frogfish
Puerto Galera, Mindoro – stunning white sand beaches and diverse dive sites. Canyons provide plenty of action with strong currents. For divers interested in wrecks, the three sunken boats of the Sabang Wrecks offer a fascinating dive trip. Don't forget to include a day trip to dive at Verde Island during your stay in Puerto Galera. Its passage is known to offer some of the highest biodiversity in the Philippines. Nudibranchs, reef octopuses, frogfish, and seahorses can be seen in abundance in Puerto Galera. There are also many stunning soft and hard corals to be found while exploring the reefs of this dream destination. Like most of the Philippines, Puerto Galera can be dived all-year-round.
Anda, Bohol – the hidden gem. There are 17 kilometers of coastline to explore in Anda, with a good mix of walls, slopes and sandy muck dive sites as well as coral gardens. The diverse underwater topography and critter population in Anda are really worth exploring. Divers can see pygmy seahorses, skeleton shrimps, anemone shrimps, dragon sea moths, mantis shrimps, Napoleon snake eels, nudibranchs, and mating mandarin fish. Turtles and beautiful reef fish can also be seen in the area. Anda can also be dived all-year-round.
Malapascua, Cebu – thresher sharks abound. Malapascua is known to be the best place in the world to see thresher sharks. This tiny oasis is the only place in the world where thresher sharks are consistently seen daily. Combine that with its pristine waters and milky-white beaches, and divers have a perfect destination for a dive vacation.
Coron Bay, Palawan – the destination for wreck dives. The historical World War II shipwrecks of Coron are unique. Coron Bay used to be the harbor for World War II Japanese warships. Eleven of these ships were sunk during an air attack in September 1944. Today the wrecks of serve as reef systems, supporting a number of marine critters. Some of the residents of these wrecks include scorpionfish, nudibranchs, cuttlefish, and octopuses. Divers see the occasional reef shark or stingray, hovering near the wrecks.