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For experienced adventurers, the current-swept reefs of this site form a triangle abundant in large fish, sea fans, and corals. Its unique geography makes it accessible all year round but can be challenging due to the strong currents, down currents, upwellings, and depth.

An advanced divespot with possibilities for Schooling Wrasses, Snappers, Anthias, Groupers, Cheveron Barracuda, sea fans, soft corals and hydroids.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 11 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Macro Spot

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Twin Rocks

A favorite among local divers, this site is named after the twin rocks that are found here. It offers a great reef that houses a good number of critters and marine life.

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Cathedral

This dive site is home to an underwater landmark cross that was installed by none other than former Philippine president Fidel V. Ramos. The cross is situated between two big rocks at around 18m/60ft. and is decorated with soft corals.

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Bahura

Bahura Kanto, one of the popular advanced sites in Anilao, is a must-go. It features a sloping reef with a tip/corner where current is usually strong. One must be familiar with managing currents and drift diving. On the other side of the corner, there is a small hole in the wall at 15m.

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Dari Laut (Wreck)

Considered as the only real wreck dive in Anilao. It is an open wreck that used to be a barge that was turned into a floating resort that operated in the area during the 1970s.

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Beatrice Rock

Situated at the back of Sombrero Island, this site is an underwater hill that has an abundance of vivid colors and schooling fish. Aside from the blue water ascent, divers may also experience the roaring current that it is known for, making this site a bit challenging.

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Pier Uno House Reef

This dive site is on the reef right in front of Pier Uno Dive Resort. Starts with a sandy bottom; then as you move to the northeast, there are some corals and rocks. Further northeast is a sunken jeepney and a guardhouse beside it.

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The house reef right in front of the Anilao Bo Hotel is a great dive spot for finding macro life at any time of day. There are so many macros inhabiting this place that you shouldn’t have to struggle to find them. It is the best site in Anilao that photo divers love because there is no current.

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Dive-n-Trek consists of natural rock and sand. The distance from Anilao Pier is only 10 minutes. All divers, from beginner to advanced, can enjoy diving here. There is little to no current at this site.

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Located just off Ligpo Island, Ligpo Pinnacle is protected by the Bauwan Marine Sanctuary. Most divers use the diving operation conducted at Anilao Pier to reach this dive site. The site is 20 minutes away from Anilao Pier by Philippine traditional boat. This is a great wall dive with depths of 12 to 35 meters.

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Manila Channel

Similar to the Batangas Channel but with a depth of around 26 meters. Remains of a shipwreck that caught fire and sunk hundreds of years ago can still be seen here. Also an ideal site for night diving

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