Anilao, Philippines

In the mid-1960’s in Anilao, a whole coral reef was transplanted onto a large rock formation close to the shore. Contrary to popular belief at the time that the adventure would fail, the coral has flourished. As a result, diving has developed and is at the forefront of the industry in the Philippines, Anilao, to this day.

In Anilao, visibility is good and the opportunities for photography are excellent. Unfortunately, as Anilao develops, so some of the more negative aspects of this have become evident. In particular, collection of corals and shells and over fishing are just some of the problems that Anilao and Batangas have to face. Fortunately, these problems are being addressed to. Most of the best dives are actually found around the islands of Sombrero and Maricaban, a short boat trip away from Anilao.

A short dive north of Anilao is the quiet town of Nasugbu where good diving is also abundant.

4

HOURS


Flight from
Singapore
22

DIVE SITES


to explore in
Anilao
5

days


of non-stop
excitement
100

%


satisfaction
guaranteed

Bonito island

Maricaban Island

Mapating Rock

Beatrice Rock, Layag Layag, Mainit Point, Koala, Catherdral Rock, Ligpo island, Nasugbu

And more!

Diving Information

Dive Season

Dives can be conducted in Anilao all year round. The peak season is from July to September where most people choose to dive in this period.

Reef Basics

Great forHighlightsDepthVisibilityCurrentsSurface conditionsWater temperatureExperience levelRecommended Length of stay
Advanced, Photography,Novices and the Experienced diverThresher sharks, Hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, manta rays5 – >40m10 – 30mCan be strongCan be choppy26 – 29°CBeginner – Advanced5 – 7 days

Getting There

4 hours from Singapore to Manila, Philippines, by plane and then Just a two-and-a-half hour drive south of Manila

Singapore

plane transfer

Manila

Mactan Cebu International Airport in Cebu has a regular international flight service to/from Singapore with Cebu Pacific Air

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat and SunMon, Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat
SIN-CEB 5J-548
Depart 00.20 – Arrive 04.00
CEB-SIN 5J-547
Depart 19.45 – Arrive 23.25

An alternate airline which also has a regular international flight service to/from Singapore is SilkAir

Mon and ThursMon, Tues, Thurs and SatWed, Fri and Sun
SIN-CEB MI544
Depart 14.35 – Arrive 18.15
CEB-SIN MI543
Depart 19.00 – Arrive 22.30
SIN-CEB MI566
Depart 09.05 – Arrive 12.45
CEB-SIN MI588
Depart 15.25 – Arrive 18.55

*All times are in Singapore GMT +8 hours

Accommodation

In Malapascua, this is the resort Gilldivers chosse to dive with.

Classic Package

SGD775

5D4N Package

Excludes equipment rental, air ticket, taxes, Bunaken permit

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