Checking Out the Batangas Dive Sites
It was one of those hot and humid weekends… My feet had the urge to do some traveling, and my fingers had the burning sensation to write about it. So, with bags in hand, and my loving beau and our excited pre-teen in tow, we headed off to Anilao in Batangas that friends had recommended to us because of its twenty four dive sites that they raved about so much whenever they visited us. And so Anilao was penned in our travel plans as the next stop when the opportunity arises.
And now was that chance to check out this popular diving destination.
Only around 140 km south from Manila, Anilao was not only a diving paradise but also a good weekend excursion get-away since there were lots of resorts to choose from. But, as usual, my beau wanted to learn about its diving sites so we had to ride one of the short boat rides and experience a relaxing and educational trip in its waters where coral slopes and beautiful gardens greet us.
The diving sites were located in between Anilao and Maricaban Island. Our guide told us that there are more divers that come in from the months of November to May.
Dive sites to enjoy are:
One: The Ligpo Island, at the western side of Ligpo Point, which can take about 40 minutes north if you ride a banca.
Two: The Cathedral, which can be reached by a 5-minute banca ride off the Bagalangit Point.
Three: The Koala, which is a short ten-minute ride by banca. This can be seen at the southern part of Eagle Point.
Four: Eagle Point located at the southern area of the Cathedral or the western part of Eagle Point. It can take around 7 minutes to get there by a banca ride.
Of all the scenic diving spots, we learned that the Cathedral is the most popular among divers. It has an average of 60 feet, and has a roofless cavern with a cross and two large sea mounts.