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- Explore up to 50 incredible dives sites within 30 minutes of the resort
- Enjoy the famous sunsets from the infinity pool, restaurant, bar or beach
- Ideal for photographers with camera room, workshops and competitions
- Facilities for non-divers including new snorkelling equipment and classroom
Located just a few hours from Manila, Buceo Anilao boasts the perfect beachfront location, offering over 50 incredible dive sites within 30-minutes from the beach. Delivering famous Filipino hospitality and first-class facilities - including a sumptuous infinity pool, spa, and underwater photography workshops and camera room - Buceo Anilao resort will satisfy even the most discerning of divers.
About Buceo Anilao
Boasting a beautiful beachfront location just a few hours from Manila, and combining modern facilities with traditional Filipino hospitality, Buceo Anilao is perfectly designed to meet the needs of every guest. This family-friendly resort mixes relaxation with adventure, offering indulgent spa treatments, infinity pools and sunset meditation, as well as exciting activities such as kayaking, rafting, trekking, and of course, diving.
Anilao is considered by many to be the muck-diving capital of the Philippines, with 600 varieties of nudibranchs and plenty more amazing critters just waiting to be found. Buceo Anilao is well equipped to satisfy even the most discerning underwater photographers, boasting easy access to 50 exceptional dive sites, a sophisticated camera room and regular photography workshops. But it’s not just experienced divers who will love this resort. With indulgent top-side activities, air-conditioned classrooms, and brand-new rental equipment, even new and non-dives will have the holiday of their dreams.
Explore the resort
The resort’s onsite restaurant is located close to the beach and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet-style with a small selection of a la carte dishes to suit every taste. Highly-rated local and international cuisine can be enjoyed whilst admiring impressive views over the ocean. Buceo Anilao’s circular thatched bar is open for most of the day, selling beer, cocktails, wines and spirits to compliment any occasion, and is the perfect spot to watch the sunset shimmer over the ocean.
A two-level infinity pool at the centre of the resort, boasts uninterrupted ocean views, and is lined with sun loungers and parasols. At the very top of the resort, guests will find the relaxing spa with bamboo furnishings, fantastic treatments and expansive views of the sea and sunset. Buceo Anilao is situated directly on the beach, allowing guests to enjoy activities such as snorkelling and kayaking straight from the shore. A range of tours can be organised for dry days including volcano trekking, visiting hot springs, and rafting, as well as cultural and historical tours. Babysitting services can also be arranged for divers with children.
Diving at Buceo Anilao
Buceo Anilao’s dive centre is located in-house and offers up to four scheduled dives every day, with additional shore dives available on the house reef - one of the best muck diving sites in the area. Night dives on the house reef are a particular highlight, and guests often dive twice in one night with dinner in between. Full equipment rental is available from the dive center, including computers, and additional facilities including nitrox, blackwater diving, and special trips to Verde Island can be arranged.
With easy access to 50 excellent muck-diving sites - host to 600 different kinds of nudibranchs and other amazing critters - Buceo Anilao is a macro-lover’s dream. But with wrecks, caves and colourful coral reefs all nearby, it is also great for wide angle photographers. The dive centre features a sophisticated camera room with 26 individual working stations, 18 air guns, 20 lights and 72 power outlets for photographer’s equipment. Regular underwater photography courses and workshops are also organised and staff will gladly assist guests in preparation for the annual Anilao Shootout competition held in November.
- Make time in your morning routine for a spot of yoga on the spa terrace and get motivated for a day of world-class diving.
- Request a group trip to Verde Island for an extra special experience.
- Skilled underwater photographers should head here in November, when the team will happily help you prepare for the annual Anilao Shootout competition.
Diving in Anilao
Rare OctopusYear round
Exotic NudisYear round
Pygmy seahorseYear round
Cryptic ScorpionfishYear round
Clown frogfishYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Unique crabs & shrimpsYear round
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Official dive center rating
Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, Divemaster, Specialities