Anilao is located in Mabini, Batangas, which is about 2-3 hours drive from Manila. Over the years, Anilao has gain popularity among UW photographers for its amazing macro photography opportunity. With over 50 good dive sites surrounding a small area and normally reachable between 15-30 minutes, making diving very accessible to divers.
Apart from macro diving, big pelagic such as sharks, rays and barracuda are also spotted. If you are lucky, you might be able to spot whaleshark. Beautiful nice colourful soft and hard corals to be found at most dive sites further makes it an amazing diving destination to visit.
Secret Bay is one of the most popular macro diving site in Anilao especially during the night. Early in the morning if current is good, you would be able to spot sharks, trevally and barracuda. Nudibranchs, wonder octopus, seahorse, pipefish, scorpionfish, frogfish and colemani shrimp can be easily found during the day.
Diving Season: October to May
Monsoon Season: July and August
Visibility: 20ft - 30ft