Be Amazed in the Philippines
Nobody knows diving like the locals and we have a long list of well-known underwater features, like the Ligpo Cross or the Sunk Helicopter, all in the nearby area... as well as some lesser-known diving attractions throughout Batangas Bay and the surrounding waterways.
We know that all adventure-seekers and underwater enthusiasts will fall in love with this green archipelago the moment they arrive. With its bustling cities, picture-perfect beaches, breath-taking reefs, pelagic action and exhilarating wrecks.
What's it like to dive in Anilao?
Diving is usually by a traditional Filipino boat (Bangka), which is comfortable for up to 8 divers plus a crew of 2-3. We have our own boats, which can cater to any size of party. Our fleet includes a converted ferry as well as a high speed dive boat.
Dive sites are usually 10-25 minutes away from most resorts. The general schedule is 2 dives early in the morning, enjoying lunch and rest in the afternoon at the resort, and then the option to arrange more dives in the afternoon, or last dive being a complete night dive.
Frequent night dives are a must in Anilao and no visit would be complete without the unique experience of a night dive! Dive time limits are less stringent than at other locations, and significant time can be spent in the shallows. Occasionally divers will encounter currents but our guides at Aquaventure recommend dives according to everyone's skill and comfort levels. The guides are excellent critter-finders, which keeps photographers shooting for the entire dive.
These dive sites have been spoken about within the global dive community for decades. There was even a series of hand-drawn images made that give you a taste of what these dive sites look like.
The Mabini Peninsula is known for a large selection of incredible dive sites, from man-made features to natural spectacles and wild aquatic species large and small. Our local guides will help you choose which of these offer the best viewing conditions so you can get the best results from your choices.
There are nearly 100 popular locations, with even more known to our local guides. Click the next tab for a list with relevant details of some of the most popular sites, as marked on the map in the adjacent space.
|Cathedral||18 m||Moderate||Cross, Fish Feeding||Wide|
|Eagle Point||18 m||Moderate||Wall, Drop Offs||Wide, Macro|
|Koala||18 m||Moderate||Coral Reef||Wide, Macro|
|Koala Aquarium||60 m||Moderate||Drop Offs, Pelagic||Wide|
|Arthur's Rock||25 m||Moderate / Strong||Wall, Coral Reef||Wide, Macro|
|Twin Rocks||18 m||Moderate||Barge, Giant Clams||Wide, Macro|
|Mainit Point||30 m||Strong||Drift, Pelagis, Wall||Wide, Macro|
|Mainit Bubbles||30 m||Slight||Wall, Underwater Bubbles||Wide, Macro|
|Bahura||30 m||Strong||Coral Reef, Pelagic||Wide|
|Bahura Kanto||40 m||Strong||Coral Reef, Pelagic||Wide|
|Layag- layag||30 m||Moderate||Coral Reef, Wall||Wide, Macro|
|Layag-layag Bahura||30 m||Moderate / Strong||Coral Reef, Cavern||Wide|
|Kirby's Rock||40 m||Slight||Pinnacle Rocks||Wide, Macro|
|Bahay Kambing||18 m||Slight / Moderate||Drop Offs, Corals||Wide, Macro|
|Caban Cove||30 m||Slight||Sandy bottom, Drop Offs||Macro|
|Betlehem||18 m||Moderate / Strong||Drop Offs, Basura||Macro|
|Darilaut||27 m||None||Wreck, was Floating Casino||Wide, Macro|
|Sepoc Wall||27 m||Moderate / Strong||Wall, Coral Garden||Wide|
|Sepoc 2||25 m||Slight||1 Big Rock||Wide|
|Sombrero Island||25 m||Moderate||Coral Garden, Cavern||Wide, Macro|
|Beatrice 1||30 m||Strong||1 Big Rock, Underwater Canal||Wide|
|Beatrice 2||40 m||Strong||Rock Formations||Wide|
|Apol's Point||18 m||Moderate||2 Big Rocks, Coral||Wide, Macro|
|Coconut||20 m||Moderate||Sandy Bottom||Macro|
|Grotto||25 m||Slight||Wall of Rocks||Wide|
|Bonito Island||18 m||Moderate||Coral Reef||Wide|
|Light House||20 m||Moderate / Strong||Wall, Coral Reef||Wide|
|Devil's Point||30 m||Moderate||Pinnacle Rock, Corals||Wide, Macro|
|Mapating||40 m||Moderate||Underwater Cave||Wide|
|Vistamar||18 m||Slight||Steps, Wreck, Tables||Wide, Macro|
|Basura||20 m||Slight||Igloo Cement Formation||Macro|
|Dive and Trek (Cavern, Cross)||25 m||None||Cavern, Cross, Statue||Wide|
|Dive and Trek (Giant Clams)||15 m||None||Giant Clams, Jack Fish||Wide|
|Ligpo Island||30 m||Slight||Pinnacle Rock, Sea Fan||Wide|
|Ligpo Cavern||24 m||Slight||Cavern, Shark Cave||Wide|
|Batalan Rock||18 m||Slight||Coral Reef||Wide|
|Agahuta||18 m||Slight||Slopes, Corals||Macro|
|Red Rock||18 m||Slight||1 Big Rock||Macro|
|3's Cuevas||15 m||Slight||Coral Reef||Macro|
|Dead Palm||25 m||Moderate||Coral Reef||Wide, Macro|
|Secret Bay||20 m||Slight||Slope, Sandy Bottom||Macro|
|Anilao Pier||8 m||None||Sandy Bottom||Macro|
|Aqua Garden and Sunview||20 M||Moderate||Slope, Sandy Bottom, Soft Coral||Macro|
|Balanoy (Buceo)||20 m||Moderate||Slope, Soft Coral||Macro|
|Matu Rock (Matutungil)||18 m||Slight||Slope, Sandy Bottom, Rock||Macro|
|Mayumi and Magdalena||18 m||Moderate||Coral Reef||Wide, Macro|
|Helicopter (Aquaventure)||25 m||Slight||Wreck||Wide, Macro|
|Dive 7000||20 m||Moderate||Wreck, Slope, Corals||Wide, Macro|
|Onad's Point (Vivere)||20 m||Moderate||Sandy Bottom||Macro|
|Minilog (Maynilog)||20 m||None||Sandy, Wall, Slope||Macro|
|Heidi's Point||20 m||Slight||Sandy Bottom||Macro|
|Saimsim||20 m||Slight||Sandy Bottom||Macro|
|Anilao Bay (Black Water)||30 m||Slight||Sandy to No Bottom||Macro|
|Mandarin Reef||5 m||None||Mandarin Coral Reef||Macro|
|El Pinoy||18 m||Moderate||Coral Reef, Cavern||Macro|
We have a variety of destination tours using the experience and knowledge of local dive masters to achieve the best underwater scenic vistas that you'll never forget.
- Island excursions
- Reef tours
- Training/beginner dives
- Technical dives
- Night dives