Voted as the world second best Marco dive place by divers,
Anilao is famous for the muck dive.
The more bins there the more surprise you would find
Try your luck when you find a bin you like
* Rank: Lembeh, Indonesia; Anilao, the Philippines; Tulamben, Indonesia; Dauin, the Philippines
有個以微距潛水出名的小漁村 – 阿尼洛
A small village Anilao is world-famous for the number of critters and macro photography.
It locates in Batangas which is 3 hours ride from Manila airport.
Benefit from the perfect location,
Anilao transformed itself from a fisher village to the centre of the diving resort.
It is popular with the incredible muck dive and black water photography.
The photography competition hosts every November also attracts divers.
Being so competitive, the outstanding dive guide skill set is extremely impressive.
Not only that dive guides are all Hawkeye but also a professional photographer.
Apart from seeing interesting critters,
to pick up some light skill and photography knowledge from them are the best parts of the dives.
Anilao was the very first dive site that I dove outside Taiwan.
The 20 meters of the visibility impressed me.
Since I did most of my dives in Northern East Taiwan which the visibility is often bad, it felt like I was diving in an aquarium.
The house reef of Planet dive, Twin Rock, was with numbers of critters which opened my eyes
It was the first time to see pipefish, hairy frogfish and ghost sea slug
Though most of the dives I did was macro, I pretty enjoyed the corals
There were also schools of Barracuda to see
- 水溫➡ 平均27-28度，冬季約25度
- 類型➡ 船潛，以螃蟹小船，6-8人為主
- 推薦季節➡ 春天產卵季節
- 潛場➡ 由珊瑚與塔亞爾火山灰組成
- 無限岸潛➡ 潛店通常會送套裝行程含無限岸潛，岸潛就在潛店門口
- 三餐➡ 通常在度假中心完成三餐
- 附近商店➡ 甚麼都沒有，建議由機場出發的路上請司機在商店停留先做採買
- 紀念品➡ 有一個小港口，有一些商店販賣衣服與紀念品
ANILAO IN GENERAL：
- Water temperature➡ 81F on average; 77F during winter
- Dive type➡ boat dive by Banca. Usually, accommodate 6-8 divers
- Recommended timing➡ the Breeding season in Spring
- Dive site condition➡ covered by corals and ash from Volcano Taai
- Food➡ I usually feed myself in the resort
- Shops➡ there is no shop by the resort. It is suggested to drop by a shop on the way from the airport
- Souvenir➡ there are a few shops selling T-shirts and souvenir by a small port
ANILAO DIVE SITES：
|🔍||🗻||Twin Rocks 位於Planet dive 門口，兩座大石像山一樣聳立，不僅微距生態豐富，也很適合拍廣角。平均深度約14米，可以找到各式各樣的海蛞蝓、鬼龍、海龍、五彩鰻跟其他小生物。不想看微距也可以純粹欣賞珊瑚佈滿整片岩石的壯觀景象，有時候也會有成群的梭魚風爆|
One of the top must-go dive sites in Anilao. Settled as the house reef for Planet dive, two huge rocks covered with corals make it an excellent place for both macro and wide-angle. With an average depth of 14, there are a diverse of critters to find such as, pipefish, ribbon eels, and numbers of sea slugs. As for wide-angle, the soft corals are popular and there is a school of barracuda sometimes.
A huge underwater rock. The dive site is popular as the sea fun by 29m deep, there are Pigmy seahorses.
|祕密花園Mainit Point/ Secret Garden||🔍||阿尼洛最經典的微距潛點，在3-21米的沙地上，能找到的東西可多的 ! 像是迷你娃娃魚、長毛娃娃魚、大嘴海蛞蝓、瓶子裡的蝦虎、博比克蟲跟各式各樣的海蛞蝓A typical muck dive site with slope sandy open place from 3-21 meters. There are quite a lot critters to be discovered, like tiny frogfish, ghost sea slugs, hairy frogfish, gobies in a bottle, Bobbit worms and so on.|
|阿尼洛碼頭Anilao Pier||🔍||夜潛必去! 阿尼洛碼頭平均深度約8-10米，底下一片沙地，非常適合微距潛水。裡面有椰子章魚跟Mimic。|
A perfect place for night dive. Average deep 8-10 meters, Anilao Pier is a shallow sandy area for muck dive. There is mimic and coconut octopus to be spotted.
Below is a personal comparison of the top macro dive sites around the world
Currently, I favour Dauin in Dumaguete the most
There is a private pier which is recommended for both macro and wide-angle
When the light of the sun shines into the blue, the view was the best in the world
The columns are covered with corals with numbers of critters hidden
There are numbers of the sea slugs crawling on the floor
The amount is so huge that I think it is possible to issue a nudibranchs encyclopedia
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Easy access from Taipei
Diving cost from low to high
Dive guide ability
Diversity of critters
The density of Sea slugs
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As for underwater photography, the ability of air control, Hawkeye, and photography skill are very important. Based on my little experiences, a dive guide in Anilao are more likely to meets all the targets.
If you are too lazy to do homework, just tell the dive guide to work the magic
Something to show off