Philippines - Anilao - Macro Heaven

  • Departure Date : December 21st, 2017 (Thu)
  • Return Date : December 24th, 2017 (Sun)

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.

Dive Sites

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 (December 21st) - Departure
    Meet together and check in at Pudong airport around 22:00 in the late evening.
  • Day 2 (December 22nd) - Get to Anilao / 2 boat dives and unlimited shore diving
    Arrive at Manila in the early morning and transport to Anilao and check in at local dive resort.
    2 boat dive in the morning and unlimited shore diving (or another 2 optional boat dives) in the afternoon。
    Stay overnight at Aqua Venture dive resort.
  • Day 3 (December 23rd) - 2 boat dives and unlimited shore diving
    2 boat dive in the morning and unlimited shore diving (or another 2 optional boat dives) in the afternoon。
    Stay overnight at Aqua Venture dive resort.
  • Day 4 (December 24th) - Dry day and Back to Shanghai
    NO DIVE today, free leisure in the morning.
    Check out after lunch, transport to Manila International Airport.
    Take the flight and get back to Shanghai around 11:45pm.

* Any dive site is available but dependant on weather conditions.

Hotel Information - Aquaventure

Aquaventure Reef Club is located in the Anilao area of Batangas, Luzon's premier dive destination. It is a two and a half hours drive south of Manila but once you get there, you are a mere five minutes away from an unforgettable diving adventure. The resplendent colors of corals found in Anilao's waters make the place ideal for underwater photography. Need to take a break from diving (although we can't imagine why you’d want to)? Aquaventure's location is also perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Or get out of the water and have a beach picnic. Better still, explore the many neighboring islands on our outrigger boats.

Cost

  • Diver:3,680 CNY / Per Person
    Addtional Day for Diver: 960 CNY / Per Person
  • Non-diver:2,680 CNY / Per Person
    Addtional Day for Non-diver: 680 CNY / Per Person
Optional Cost
  • Nitrox Fills : 9 USD
  • Extra Dive : 30 USD
  • Full Set Equipment : 35 USD
  • Mask : 3 USD
  • Snorkel : 2 USD
  • Wetsuit : 7 USD
  • BCD : 7 USD
  • Regulator : 10 USD
  • Boots : 4 USD
  • Fins : 4 USD
  • Underwater Light : 5 USD

Cost Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Transfer between the airport, hotel and dive site
  • Twin shared A/C room in Dive Resort
  • All Buffet meals, water, coffee and tea
  • 2 boat dives (1 out 2 dives) a day (4 dives altogether, optional extra dives available)
  • Unlimited shore diving
  • Tanks, Weight and divemaster services

Cost Excluded

  • Flight Ticket
  • Dive Equipment
  • Extra Boat Dives
  • Night Dive
  • Nitrox Fills
  • Soft drink and beer
  • Departure TAX 550 Peso
  • Dive pass (100PHP per day)
  • Tips
  • Anything not listed in the costs included

Requirements

  • Be a non-diver or
  • Bring your proof of certification
  • Big Blue students who have finished theory and confined water course.

Seat Limitation

We have 10 seats for this trip, sign up today!

Notes

  • We can help to apply for a Philippine Visa (if needed - please inform us at booking).
  • The passport must be valid for more than 6 months.
  • You'll need your Passport and Dive certification
  • The water temperature is around 26 - 28c, 3mm shorty or full wet suit, thin Wetsuit or rash vest is suggested.
  • Dive sites could change due to weather conditions.
  • NO SPEAR FISHING.
  • You will be responsible to follow Safe Diving Practices and diving within your limits.
  • Indicate that you should wait a minimum of 18 hours and sometimes up to 24 hours after diving before you fly.
  • Philippine Peso and USD is acceptable in Anilao,
    the rate for USD is about 1 USD for 43 Philippine Pesos.
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  • Please remember to purchase the weight of the total amount that includes the personal stuff and the equipment when you book the flight ticket, otherwise the airport will issue a charge of 400PHP (about 60RMB) / KG for each flight.

Reservation & cancellation

Please email or call before to check availability.

50% deposit is necessary to secure your seat, the remaining balance must be paid 15 days before departure.

For cancellations less than 15 days before the trip we are not able to give refunds.

If you need a reservation or have any question, please contact us by sending email to or call +86(21)6291-2110.

Big Blue is looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you very much.

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