If there is one place in Batangas that travel adventurers flock to year-round, it’s probably Anilao. Located just a few hours away from Manila, Anilao is popular for its numerous diving and snorkeling sites. With seas teeming with colorful marine life, the place is lined with resorts designed to provide tourists a beach experience to remember.
Now, if you are a first-timer in search for a great dive without having to go through almost a day’s worth of traffic, then paying a visit to Eagle Point Beach Resort in Batangas should be on top of your list.
Anilao is a marine protected sanctuary so it’s definitely one of best spots to visit for water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and underwater macro photography. In fact, this Batangas gem is consistently part of the top 3 spots perfect for muck diving next to Indonesia’s Lembehe Strait and Malaysia’s Mabul Island.
If you’re an amateur diver, Anilao’s shallow coral gardens are enough for you to fall in love with the place. Here, you can expect a huge variety of nudibranches and critters like shrimps, cramps, and cuttlefish. You can also see frogfishes, blue-ringed octopi, gobies, and bobbit worms.
We suggest you give Anilao’s Secret bay, locally known as Mainit Point, a try since its reefs are shallow making it a great spot for diver photographers. The oceans of Mainit Point is also home to pelagic fishes such as barracudas, trevallies, and jacks.
Besides Mainit Point, other popular dive sites in Anilao are Sombrero Island, Maricaban, Cathedral, and Mapating. Anilao is also good for night dives as well.
Finally planning to give this place a visit? We recommend going here during main season which is March to May (that’s summer!); that’s when visibility is at its best. But mind you, it can get crowded so book if you want a room here at Eagle Point Batangas Beach Resort.
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