Anilao

Anilao

From XS To XXS Alien Critters & Photographer Dreams !

Anilao is one of the world’s best Macro dive spots, along with Lembeh, Tulaben or Dauin. It is also a highly popular site among world professional underwater photographers.

Jerome Kim or Dennis Corpus have become permanent residents there, and thanks to images taken in these waters, they highly succeeded in international photo contests in the macro category.

Anilao is one of the world’s best Macro dive spots, along with Lembeh, Tulamben or Dauin. It is also a highly popular site among world professional underwater photographers.

Jerome Kim or Dennis Corpus have become permanent residents there, and thanks to images taken in these waters, they highly succeeded in international photo contests in the macro category.

There are more than 75 different dive sites in Anilao, mostly muck dive sites. Secret Bay or Coconut, the most famous ones, have got quite a reputation already. In there, you will dive on sand, even on sediment, with sometimes a lot of waste which became a natural habitat to rare species (such as in Lembeh strait). There are of course a few coral sites, such as the famous Twin Peak, or sites next to Sombrero island, such as Beatrice or Batok.

You will see that 90% of the macro creatures that can make a photographer diver’s heart beats are to be found among these waters : basic harlequin shrimps, frog fish, zebra crabs, a great diversity of nudibranches, to rarer xeno crabs, skeleton shrimps and other tiger shrimps. Each dive will be the opportunity to discover unknown species and new biotopes.

Local guides are here to help you spot fish and not to manage your group’s dive, not even will they guide you : you are supposed to be an experienced diver and photographer who doesn’t need much help regarding air consumption or safety, this is mainly your buddy’s duty.

Their job is to help you find as much little « creatures » as possible to take pictures of during your dive (between 60’ and 80’). Most dives take place in 12m of water, with sometimes incursions in the 22/25m zone to see for example razor shrimps which live in the black coral this deep.

These enthusiastic young guides have fun when they compete with each other to make their group spot the most incredible little things.

On request, it is possible to dive with one of the leading professional photographers, with whom we share a close relationship and who live in the area. Ask us for rates and availabilities.

The best dive season is from November to May/June. You need to book a few months ahead if you wish to dive around New Year’s Eve or winter holidays (February) and especially Easter holidays.

Boats used are traditional Bancas. Crews are used to handle equipment with care. Sites are between 15 to 20mn boat sail from the resort. Surface intervals either take place on the boat or, more often, on a beach.

Dives in Anilao are not recommended to a newly graduated Open Water diver : N2 or AOWD, with 45 to 50 dives, is the minimum request. You should also have proper curiosity to look for special critters, it is a destination mainly dedicated to photographers and biotope lovers. A basic diver will surely get bored after 2 or 3 days.

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Asiaqua - XXL To XXS Resolute April 2019

XXL To XXS Resolute April 2019

3,680.11$
2,465.11$
Combined annual Asiaqua Trip, 7 Days 6 Nights LOB in Tubbataha Reef for the Pelagic, followed by a Diving stay of 7 days 6 nights in Anilao Macro Paradise

Itinerary : XXS to XXL in Philippines from April 18 to 30, 2019: 14 days from Paris to Paris, a stay in a resort and a full board cruise, with a minimum of 30 dives. Your trip begins with a flight (Not Included) from Paris to Manila on April 16 or 17, on Eva Air […]

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Asiaqua - XXL To XXS Resolute May 2019

XXL To XXS Resolute May 2019

3,680.11$
2,785.56$
Combined annual Asiaqua Trip, 7 days 6 nights in Anilao Macro Paradise followed by 7 Days 6 Nights LOB in Tubbataha Reef for the Pelagic

Itinerary : XXS to XXL in Philippines, from  May 10 to 22, 2019: 14 days from Paris to Paris, a stay in a resort and a full board cruise, with a minimum of 30 dives. Your trip begins with a flight (Not Included) from Paris to Manila on April 16 or 17, on Eva Air […]

Asiaqua - Planet Dive Resort Anilao

Planet Dive Resort Anilao

1,075.73$
7 days / 6 nights, 5 Diving Days: The Macro and Photographers’ paradise, Full Board, Private Boat & Privat Spotter with Asiaqua. Special French Dive Show fgor Lilited time

Planet Dive a simple and pleasant dive resort, built in 1999 on Mabini peninsula. It is the resort the furthest south among all those we offer. Its main advantage is that it is located in front of the most beautiful coral site in the area : Twin Peak. You can do as much dives as […]

Asiaqua - Anilao Photo Academy dive Resort

Anilao Photo Academy dive Resort

2,140.13$
For 10 days / 9 nights, 8 Diving Days: improve your practice of Macro photography, French Dive Show Special Rate

Anilao Photo Academy is a simple, welcoming and friendly dive resort, opened in January 2017 on Mabini peninsula. It was formerly known as Anilao Photo hotel, settled next door, from 2014 to 2016. Its main advantage is that it is not a simple resort and dive center as there are many in the area. Anilao […]

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Asiaqua - Combined Trip Anilao & Romblon in May

Combined Trip Anilao & Romblon in May

2,547.77$
1,868.37$
Durant 13 jours 12 Nuits découvrez les critters les plus incroyables de Anilao et Romblon en un seul package exclusif Asiaqua. Tarif Salon durée limité

Three P Dive Resort est une Boutique Hôtel de plongée simple et accueillante, installée depuis 2015 sur la côte Nord-Ouest de la plus petite des 3 îles qui constituent l’archipel de Romblon. Les 2 autres îles sont Tablas et Sibuyan. Originalement composé de petits bungalow en bambou, le Resort s’est agrandi et développé pour être […]

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