Anilao boasts some of the highest concentration of diverse marine life on the planet, including over 90% of the coral species found worldwide and a staggering number of fish, shrimps, nudibranches, and other animal species. Anilao is a peninsula that juts out into the ocean about a two hours drive south of Manila and offers over 40 different dive sites all within a 30-minute boat ride of each other. Coral walls, coral shelves, coral slopes, muck dives, drift dives, and night dives are all excellent and available in Anilao.
Two day-trips: one to Twin Rocks in March 2016 and one in April 2016.
Dive sites: Twin Rocks, Bahura, Devil’s Point, Sombrero Island, Koala, Solano.
Highlights: Diving the beautiful soft corals of Devil’s Point, finding a couple of new Nudibranches, and finally getting the picture I’ve been thinking about of a Peacock Flounder.
Best for viewing: According to a marine biologist from the Smithsonian we met, Anilao is by far the most bio-diverse place on the planet!