ANILAO PHILIPPINES

Published Price

SGD$ 1860.00

* Daily Departure



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Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort

A province that is famous for excellent dive sites and the world’s lowest volcano, Batangas is going nowhere but up. It is a thriving tourist destination replete with open beaches and sheltered coves, subterranean caves and deep harbors, a preserved heritage and brave men in history.

Found in the province is world-known Anilao and its many dive sites that are ideal for poking around and observing marine life, and outstanding for macro photography. Multi-hued crinoids are prolific. The variety of nudibranchs is unmatched. Night dives are especially nice and often reveal unusual creatures like sea hares, sea goblins, catfish eels, ghost pipe fishes, blue-ringed octopuses, mandarin fishes, and snake eels. The area’s best known dive site, coral-covered Cathedral is spectacular at night. One of the prettiest dives in the area, Sepok has nice coral gardens and a vertical wall.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A 5D/4N PACKAGE

  • 4 nights twin sharing accommodation (Casita Accommodations) in Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort
  • Sales Tax and Govt. GST
  • 2-way land and sea transfers from the airport
  • Full board Meals on resort
  • Nitrox Tank for Certified Divers Only
Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort is the epitome of a stylish resort that strives to make staying ashore as pleasurable as diving itself. Strategically situated on the mountainside, Aiyanar presents you with a grand panoramic view of the sunset against the ocean’s vast expanse. Take comfort in the luxuriously furnished rooms. Spend the day at the clubhouse and sample the sumptuous dishes catered by Sweet Bella, or lounge by the pool and soak up the sun. For the more playful guests, a variety of equipment is available for sports such as football, volleyball, badminton, and table tennis. Other facilities are available for those interested in water sports, such as jet skiing, wakeboarding, banana boat, fun 4 all, and Redondo.

RESORT FACILITIES

INTERNET ACCESS

All rooms (Not Strong)
Outdoor Area
WHAT CAN YOU DO AROUND RESORT

Diving
Massage (Upon request)
Tour
SPA
Non Motorized Water Sports
Outdoor Pool
DINING OPTIONS

Outdoor Dining
ROOM CONFIGURATIONS AND TYPES

Suite Double
Deluxe Double
Casita Double
ROOM FACILITIES

Air Condition
Free Bottled Water
Seating Area
Balcony/terrace
Mini bar
TV
Hot Shower
RESORT SERVICES

Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Daily House Keeping (Upon Request)
Bagguage Storage & Concierge Services
Massage

If you ever get to dive Anilao, you will find incredible diversity, rich reefs, a great variety of small fish, and unexpected critters & nudibranchs turning up around every corner. If you love underwater photography, or if you love marine life, Anilao is a dream spot.

Anilao diving – Macro and Nudibranch diving at its best

Anilao is just a 3 hour drive south of Manila, Philippines – just past Batangas, and it has some of the best scuba diving for underwater photography in the world, particulary for photographing macro subjects, nudibranchs, rare underwater critters, and finding new species of fish. The reefs of anilao are extremely healthy, at shallow depths and at very deep depths. Reef fish are plentiful at every dive site, although larger fish and pelagics are not common. Anilao is an underwater photographer’s paradise.

Anilao Marine Life

Every reef and juvenile fish imaginable can be found in Anilao. Shrimp, crabs, nudibranchs, small squid and cuttlefish, are all more plentiful than almost anywhere else I’ve dove. Frogfish, pipefish, seahorse are also fairly common at some sites. I’ve seen Rhinopias and Hairy Frogfish. Wonderpus, Mimic and Blue-ringed octopus can be seen. Most species on the muck and macro diving critter list can be found in Anilao. Anilao is also a great place to find Bobbit worms. Anilao has a large number of species of hard and soft corals, perhaps more than anywhere else in the world.

If you really try, you can even see bigger stuff an Anilao, like large schools of Jacks and giant seahorses. At Mainit point, which has strong currents I’ve seen 3-4 great barracuda hunting, and blue trevally. Reef sharks are seen down deep at dive sites with stronger currents. On very rare occasions people have seen small whale sharks.

Best dive sites in Anilao

Twin Rocks, Basura, Mainit Muck (Secret Bay), Kirby’s, and Bethlehem are consistently target rich environments for underwater photographers. Beatrice has some great wide-angle opportunities of schooling anthias. For very advanced divers wanting a dive with strong currents, healthy current and pelagics, try Mainit point early in the morning. I saw trevally’s there, a shark and several great barracuda hunting. Devil’s point is well known for prolific soft coral.

Secret Bay, Anilao – aka Mainit Muck

“Secret Bay”, also known as “Mainit Muck” -is one of the most famous, yet “secretive” muck-diving dive sites in Anilao. This dive site is one of the most productive dive sites I’ve ever been to for muck diving. Secret Bay (Mainit Muck) is excellent at any time of the day, but especially at night. the best diving is between 10ft and 70ft deep (3-21 meters).

Marine life at Secret Bay, Mainit Muck

Mantis shrimp, gobies, wonderpus octopus and nudibranchs are prolific during the day. Squid and cuttlefish are easily found at night. Seahorses, ghost pipefish, ambon scorpionfish, tiny frogfish, colemani shrimp, and bobbit worms are all readily found.

1.  What are travel requirements for Philippine citizens with tourist-purpose visas?

  1. Unexpired DFA-issued passport (at least six-months valid)
  2. Unexpired visa (if visa-required at final destination); and
  3. Return ticket.

 

2. When are additional documents required?

Consistent with anti-human trafficking, -human smuggling, and -illegal recruitment laws, additional documents shall be required after (1), when:

a. Passenger discloses a doubtful, false or suspect travel intent;

b. Passports and travel documents/visas are counterfeit, fraudulent, falsified, simulated or tampered; and

  1. Passenger’s totality of circumstances manifests a well-founded certainty of human trafficking, smuggling or illegal recruitment.

 

2.1. What are considered under 2(c)?

  1. Age/Health;
  2. Educational attainment;
  3. Financial capability for travel;
  4. Travel history, if any; and
  5. Final destination.

3. What are documents required for sponsored-travel?

a. Philippine Embassy or consulate-authenticated Affidavit of Support with Undertaking showing:

  1. 4th civil degree of consanguinity relationship between sponsor and the passenger, e.g., pinsang buo or affinity, e.g., bayaw/hipag/biyenan);
  2. Sponsor’s financial capacity and legal status; and
  3. Sponsor’s contact information; and/or

 

b. Philippine Embassy or consulate-authenticated Affidavit of Support with Undertaking showing:

  1. Sponsor’s financial capacity and legal status;
  2. Sponsor’s contact details; and

 

c. Sponsor’s corporate registration papers, if applicable.

d. In cases of a local sponsor traveling with the passenger, a duly notarized Affidavit of Support and Undertaking which shall contain the following:

  1. Sponsor’s financial capacity;
  2. Sponsor’s undertaking is for passenger’s tourist travel with intent to return;
  3. Sponsor’s complete residential address of the sponsor and contact details; and
  4. Sponsor’s corporate registration papers, if applicable.

4. What are OFW travel requirements?

  1. Unexpired passport;
  2. Unexpired and POEA-conforming visa;
  3. Validly-issued travel tickets; and
  4. POEA/PESO-database issued E-receipt or OEC.

5. What are departure requirements for emigrant Philippine citizens?

  1. Unexpired passport;
  2. Immigrant visa or residence card;
  3. CFO-emigrant registration sticker (ERS); and
  4. Validly-issued travel ticket.

 

The ERS is obtained by:

a)   Registration at Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO); and

b)   Attending the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS).

  • Children of emigrants aged 12 years or below are exempted from attending the PDOS but shall register.
  • Children of emigrants aged 13 years or above shall attend the Peer Counseling Program.

6. When shall a DSWD-travel clearance for travelling Filipino minors be required?

A Filipino minor (below 18 years of age) shall secure a DSWD-issued Travel Clearance if:

  1. A Filipino minor is traveling ALONE to a foreign country; or
  2. A Filipino minor is traveling to a foreign country accompanied by a person other than his/her parents.

Note: For more information, you may click following link: http://www.dswd.gov.ph/faqs/travel-clearance-for-minors/

 

7. What are exceptions to the DSWD-issued Travel Clearance?

These minor children shall be exempt from the DSWD-issued Travel Clearance:

  1. Those of Philippine Foreign Service or diplomatic corps officials;
  2. Those living abroad with Philippine emigrants, subject to child-trafficking regulations;
  3. Those with unexpired alien passports;
  4. Adopted children, subject to a court-issued adoption order with Certificate of Finality;
  5. Illegitimate children with biological mother.  For biological father, subject to proof of lawful custody;
  6. Those with proof of unexpired visa for permanent residence outside the Philippines;
  7. Those accompanied by a court-appointed guardian, subject to proof  of guardianship;
  8. Those accompanied by a solo parent, subject to a Social Welfare Office-issued ID. If illegitimate, subject to a Local Civil Registrar-issued Certificate of No Marriage.

Note: For more information, you may click following link: http://www.dswd.gov.ph/faqs/travel-clearance-for-minors/

 

8. Who must present a Travel Authority?

Employee/Official/Officer

Issuing Authority

Cabinet members and equal-ranked officials

Office of the President

OP-attached GOCC and GFI heads

Office of the President

All OP-attached agency heads

Office of the President

GOCC and GFI officials and employees

GOCC or GFI head

officials and employees of GOCCs and GFIs attached to the Office of the President

Heads of GOCCs and GFIs

Officials and employees of agency heads

Department head

Provincial Governors and Mayors of Highly Urbanized Cities or independent component cities

DILG Secretary

State University and College (SUC) heads

CHED Chairman

Officials and employees of State University and Colleges

Respective SUC heads

Technical and Vocational School (TVS) heads

TESDA Chairman

officials and employees of Technical and Vocational Schools

Respective TVS heads

Government officials and employees traveling abroad while on leave of absence

Respective department heads

Government officials and employees with the rank of Assistant Secretary and above who will travel abroad while on leave of absence

Office of the President

 

9. What are arrival requirements for Philippine-destined alien tourists?

9.1. For aliens with diplomatic or bilateral agreements with the Philippines:

  1. Unexpired passport;
  2. Unexpired entry visa; and
  3. Validly-issued return ticket.
  • Non-visa required aliens shall be admitted an initial 30-days.

9.2. For aliens without bilateral agreements with the Philippines:

Unexpired passport;

  1. Unexpired entry visa; and

(Philippine Foreign Post (PFP)-listed highly restricted aliens shall secure visa only at the PFP in their country of origin or legal residence.)

  1. Validly-issued return ticket.

Note: The passport shall have at least six months’ validity beyond intended stay, unless the alien belongs to a non-visa required country who may be admitted into the Philippines with less than six months’ valid passports upon arrival and whose embassies/consulate extend or renew their passports in the Philippines.

10. Who are exempt from the “six-month passport validity” rule?

 

  1. Philippine passport holders;
  2. Former Filipinos and their dependents (immediate family members);
  3. Permanent residents and holders of other special visa categories requiring temporary residents (with valid ACR I-Cards);
  4. Passports of recognized foreign-government officials;
  5. Visa under CA 613, Sec. 9, except Sec.  9(a), and 47(a)(2)  where visa validity extends beyond passport expiration date, provided, an embassy or consulate is maintained in the Philippines;
  6. Those admitted by the Commissioner on humanitarian grounds; and
  7. Pursuant to Operations Order No. SBM-2015-026, nationals of the following countries may be admitted into the Philippines with passports of less than six (6) months validity from date of arrival:

 

1. Angola                                    22. Korea

2. Argentina                                23. Kuwait

3. Australia                                 24. Laos

4. Austria                                   25. Mexico

5. Belgium                                  26. Myanmar

6. Benin                                     27. Netherlands

7. Brazil                                     28. New Zealand

8. Cambodia                               29. Niger

9. Canada                                  30. Papua New Guinea

10. Chile                                    31. Peru

11. Cyprus                                 32. Portugal

12. Ecuador                                33. Romania

13. France                                  34. Saudi Arabia

14. Germany                              35. Singapore

15. Greece                                 36. Spain

16. Iceland                                 37. Switzerland

17. Indonesia                             38. Thailand

18. Ireland                                 39. Turkey

19. Israel                                   40. United States of America

20. Italy                                     41. Venezuela

21. Japan

 

11. Who are exempt from the return ticket requirement?

  1. Philippine passport holders;
  2. Former Filipinos and their dependents (immediate family members);
  3. Permanent residents and holders of other special visa categories   requiring temporary residents (with valid ACR I-Cards);
    1. Passports of recognized foreign-government officials;
    2. Visa under CA 613, Sec. 9, except Sec.  9(a), and 47(a)(2)  where visa validity extends beyond passport expiration date, provided, an embassy or consulate is maintained in the Philippines; and
    3. Those admitted by the Commissioner on humanitarian grounds.

 

12. Who can enter the Philippines without entry visa?

A. Aliens from these countries may enter the Philippines without a visa, for an initial 30-days:

1. Andorra

2. Angola

3. Antigua and Barbuda

4. Argentina

5. Australia

6. Austria

7. Bahamas

8. Bahrain

9. Barbados

10. Belgium

11. Belize

12. Benin

13. Bhutan

14. Bolivia

15. Botswana

16. Brazil*

17. Brunei

18. Bulgaria

19. Burkina Faso

20. Burundi

21. Cambodia

22. Cameroon

23. Canada

24. Cape Verde

25. Central African Republic

26. Chad

27. Chile

28. Colombia

29. Comoros

30. Congo

31. Congo, Democratic Republic

32. Costa Rica

33. Cote d’Ivoire

34. Croatia

35. Cyprus

36. Czech Republic

37. Denmark

38. Djibouti

39. Dominica

40. Dominican Republic

41. Ecuador

42. El Salvador

43. Equatorial Guinea

44. Eritrea

45. Estonia

46. Ethiopia

47. Fiji

48. Finland

49. France

50. Gabon

51. Gambia

52. Germany

53. Ghana

54. Greece

 

 

 

 

 

55. Grenada

56. Guatemala

57. Guinea

58. Guinea-Bissau

59. Guyana

60. Haiti

61. Honduras

62. Hungary

63. Iceland

64. Indonesia

65. Ireland

66. Israel*

67. Italy

68. Jamaica

69. Japan

70. Kazakhstan

71. Kenya

72. Kiribati

73. Korea (ROK)

74. Kuwait

75. Kyrgyzstan

76. Laos

77. Latvia

78. Lesotho

79. Liberia

80. Liechtenstein

81. Lithuania

82. Luxembourg

83. Madagascar

84. Malawi

85. Malaysia

86. Maldives

87. Mali

88. Malta

89. Marshall Island

90. Mauritania

91. Mauritius

92. Mexico

93. Micronesia

94. Monaco

95. Mongolia

96. Morocco

97. Mozambique

98. Myanmar

99. Namibia

100. Nepal

101. Netherlands

102. New Zealand

103. Nicaragua

104. Niger

105. Norway

106. Oman

107. Palau

 

 

108. Panama

109. Papua New Guinea

110. Paraguay

111. Peru

112. Poland

113. Portugal

114. Qatar

115. Romania

116. Russia

117. Rwanda

118. St. Kitts and Nevis

119. Saint Lucia

120. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

121. Samoa

122. San Marino

123. Sao Tome and Principe

124. Saudi Arabia

125. Senegal

126. Seychelles

127. Singapore

128. Slovak Republic

129. Slovenia

130. Solomon Islands

131. South Africa

132. Spain

133. Suriname

134. Swaziland

135. Sweden

136. Switzerland

137. Tanzania

138. Tajikistan

139. Thailand

140. Togo

141. Trinidad and Tobago

142. Tunisia

143. Turkey

144. Turkmenistan

145. Tuvalu

146. Uganda

147. United Arab Emirates

148. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

149. United States of America

150. Uruguay

151. Uzbekistan

152. Vanuatu

153. Vatican

154. Venezuela

155. Vietnam

156. Zambia

157. Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Brazilians and Israelis are given 59-day stay based on existing agreements.

B. Indians may be granted a visa-free entry for an initial stay not exceeding 14 days under the Foreign Service Circular No. 36-12, provided, that they possess:

  • Unexpired US, Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singapore or UK visa or permanent residence permit;
  • A national passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated stay;
  • Return or onward ticket to the next country of destination;
  • No Bureau of Immigration (BI), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), and the International Police (Interpol) derogatory record.

The 14-day visa-free entry may be extended by an additional seven days for a maximum 21 days.

C. Under Foreign Service Circular (FSC) No. 112-11, the following may enter the Philippines for an initial stay not exceeding seven days provided that they possess a return or onward ticket:

  • Holders of Hong Kong British passports; and
  • Mainland Chinese for tourism with a unexpired Australian, Japanese, Canadian, Schengen or US visa.

Seven-day visa-free entry may be extended by an additional 14 days to complete a maximum 21 days.

HK-SAR passport holders may enter the Philippines for an initial 14 days.

D.  Under FSC 122-11, Macau-SAR passport holders may enter the Philippines for an initial 14 days, provided, that they possess a return or onward ticket.

E.   Under Operations Order No. SBM-2015-018, MECO ETA holders may enter the Philippines for an initial 30 days.

Single Supplement USD$ 30.00 per room night
Nitrox Free for Certified Divers
Additional Day (Diver) without dives US$ 240.00
Additional Day (Non Diver) US$ 135.00
Land Transfers US$ 270 | 2 way | 4 pax max
Marine Park Fees 200 peso per diver per day

 

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HOW TO GET TO ANILAO FROM SINGAPORE

There are numerous direct flights from Singapore’s Changi International Airport (SIN) to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) daily and both international airlines and budget airlines operate this route. This makes Anilao-Philipppines very accessible from Singapore. The average flight time is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes which is ideal for divers looking for short trips and do not like the long bus rides to traditional nearby locations like Tioman. The airline that we suggest is Singapore Airline

Recommended Flight:
Singapore (SIN) – Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) : 1200hrs – 1535hrs (Daily)
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)– Singapore (SIN) : 1830hrs – 2220hrs (Daily)

ANILAO DIVING SEASON

It is technically possible to dive all year round. However there are certainly better periods than others:

The main diving season in Anilao runs from early November to May.

In July, August and September it is the rainy season and there can even be Typhoons! The sea is usually choppy and the visibility quite poor. The Water is colder in January and February with temperatures going down to 22°C and 24°C on average. The peak season and also the best time to dive is during April and May. Dive sites can get crowded during weekends at this time of the year. November is also a very good time to explore Anilao. The visibility is about the same from November to May and you can expect about 15m and even 20m in a good day ;-).

FAQ - Package

 

Can I opt for a single supplement?
Yes, you can, at an additional fees of US$ 30.00 a day

If I am alone, can I sign up for the package for any given date?
Yes, you can. Single supplement charges are applicable.

I am a non diver. Can I snorkel at Anilao?
Of course you can. And you can also spend time reading a book by the pool side as well. Massages are available too.

My kids are non-diver. Can they come along?
Yes. And if you need a babysitter in between the dives, that can be arranged but you have to let us know in advance.

Are the dive guides local?
The resort only train the locals to be guides.

 

Other Activities in Anilao

Sea Activities

  • Jetskis watersports activities and a yatch for rent

Land Base Activities

  • Taal Volcano and Taal Town

Sightseeing at Manila

Transport can be arrange with the resort.

WHY BOOK WITH US

VALUE FOR MONEY

We believe in providing you the best value for your money. You will find our prices compare favorably even to what you would find once you arrive at your destination. Price is nothing without service and that’s something we guarantee from the moment you book with us.

HAVE A GROUP? WE CAN HELP

If you have a big group or are looking for a customized trek or opportunity to tackle a trekking peak just ask. If you’re an individual trekker we can arrange for independent travel or pair you with one of our trekking groups.

FULLY LICENSED OPERATOR

There are only a few licensed dive operation in Singapore that are able to provide you a full range of services and travel arrangements from Singapore. Our trained diving instructors have been diving around the world to bring you the best advice of diving around the world.

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