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Weekend Getaway with Scuba Diving in Anilao Mabini Batangas

Batangas has become a thriving tourist destination for scuba diving , especially in Anilao known for its richness in marine life perfect for scuba diving spot.

 

Batangas has become a thriving tourist destination for scuba diving , especially in Anilao known for its richness in marine life perfect for scuba diving spot. Anilao is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the Philippines, primary famous of its exceptional macro life such as nudibranches, ghost pipe fish, sea horses and mandarin fish.

Anilao has one of the highest concentration of marine biodiversity in the planet so it has something for everyone. From the beginner scuba divers who have their check-out  scuba diving in one of the many beautiful shallow reef, to the advance scuba divers who enjoy drift dives on strong current, to those training to be technical divers, it has deep sites that goes down to 140ft (43m).

Underwater photography are a common lot in Anilao. It isn't rare to find a group of scuba divers each carrying his own transformer like uw camera setup. It is a haven for macro-photographers for wide range of nudibranch species and underwater critters. It will neither disappoint wide angle enthusiasts as Anilao scuba diving water is teeming with pelagic and beautiful walls and gardens of corals, both hard or soft.

The coastline is cramped with resorts and cater mainly for scuba diving photographers. Unfortunately, this tourism has also resulted in over fishing, shell collecting and reduced healthiness of the dive sites reached from shore. Nowadays, best scuba diving around Batangas is done around the islands of Sombrero and Maricaban. The water temperatures can be as low as 22 degrees, but nevertheless stunning and diverse in marine life. It is diving in caves, along steep walls, shallow coral slopes, with huge predators, macro marine life or in deep canyons.

Some contents came from Dive Philippines

 

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