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Anilao - Macro Heaven
The small fantastic world is always there, you just need to look, join us in Macro diving - Anilao of Philippines to spend a Big-Small adventure diving trip!
Just a two-and-a-half hour drive south of Manila, Anilao, is regarded as the birthplace of diving in the Philippines. There is something for everyone here - from snorkeling, to sites for both novices and the experienced diver.
In the mid-1960's, a whole coral reef was transplanted onto a large rock formation close to the shore. Contrary to popular belief at the time that the adventure would fail, the coral has flourished. As a result, diving has developed and is at the forefront of the industry in the Philippines to this day.
Visibility is good and the opportunities for photography are excellent. Unfortunately, as the area has developed, so some of the more negative aspects of this have become evident. In particular, dynamiting, collection of corals and shells and over fishing are just some of the challenges that Anilao and Batangas must face. Luckily, these are being addressed. Most of the best dives are actually found around the islands of Sombrero and Maricaban, a short boat trip away from Anilao.
A short drive north of Anilao is the quiet town of Nasugbu where good diving is abundant, so get out your magnifying glasses and your cameras and be prepared to swim with your head down.
Cancun - Dive the Cave
The Caverns in Mexico or the Riviera Maya Cenotes are in the World Guinness book of records for the longest cave and cavern systems in the world. Just South of Cancun is home to miles of incredible limestone caverns that were once dry. After thousands of years of dripping rainwater, stalagmites and stalactites formed incredible formations that challenge the imagination. Each Cenote is the entrance to an incredible maze of cavern systems, which are filled with crystal clear fresh water with over 500 feet visibility making your cavern diving adventure unforgettable. Each Cenote has it own unique features making every dive location totally different adventure.
Cozumel, the island close by, get you ready for some of the best "WALL DIVING" in the world. With average visibility of more than 130 feet or 40 meters and vertical drop offs to deep blue abyss, this is what Cozumel diving is famous for. Palancar, Santa Rosa, Columbia, San Francisco, Punta Sur, Maracaibo, Yucab, Cordona, these reefs are all famous in the world. Large sponges and beautiful corals are what make Cozumel a must for your dive vacation.
Wreck diving is also great here, the wrecks are Navy Minesweepers the C55 and the C58. You are able to go inside and penetrate the wrecks. You will also see large schools of spotted Eagle Rays.
Liveaboard Raja Ampat
Located off the northwest tip of Bird's Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small isles, cays and shoals surrounding the 4 main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. It is a part of the newly named West Papua Province of Indonesia.
Simply put, Raja Ampat is the bees knees in the world of scuba diving. 1,309 fish species, 537 coral species, and 699 species, the variety of marine life is staggering. Some areas boast enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks. The marine life diversity in West Papua is considerably greater than all other areas sampled in the coral triangle of Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea. It is quite simply the cream of the crop in world diving!