Cathedral Rock is a dive site, a Marine Park Sanctuary and is one of the most popular dive sites in all of the Philippines. As a marine sanctuary, the site is teeming with many varieties of marine life including Moorish Idols, beautifully colored Parrot Fish, Lion Fish, Moray Eels as well as beautiful fans and soft corals. Then President Fidel Ramos placed a cement cross at the bottom of the sea b ...
ed here in 1983.
This is an excellent dive site for beginning divers as well as experienced divers and is one of the best sites for night dives.
Cathedral Rock Marine Sanctuary News
The Philippines is known as the world's center of marine biodiversity and you don't need a scuba tank to dive into its beauty. Our Gameplan hosts give skin diving a go in Anilao!
International marine scientists have declared the Philippines as the center of marine biodiversity in the world in 2006, surpassing the Great Barrier Reed of Australia. Gameplan hosts Graham Caygill, Mara Lopez and Katz Salao took a quick trip to Anilao, Batangas to see its beauty by learning the basics of skin diving from the Reef Nomads - a skin diving tour group in the country.
Skin diving simply means to swim underwater without tanks, using only snorkeling masks and fins to explore underwater. "Free diving is usually seen as a competitive sport while skin diving is more recreational. It ...
Scuba Diving Introdive 101 at the Cathedral Rock Marine Sanctuary in Mabini, Batangas.
A Dive Trip to Cathedral Rock Marine Sanctuary. Planet Dive, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines, February 8, 2016.
There is a land so alien, mysterious, and dangerous that we barely know anything about it. Yet, this place is very near us; it starts where the green plains end and the azure sea begins. Yes, we are talking about the beautiful, colorful empire beneath the waves, a kingdom of vast coral reefs, biological wonders, and strange geological formations. In the Philippines, we are thankful to have a large share of that empire. A part of that natural treasure happens to be situated just 3 hours away from Manila in the sleepy dive resort town of Anilao, Batangas.
From our previous blog posts, you kno ...
Why do local and foreign Biyaheros keep coming back to Anilao, Batangas? The answer is simple: It is one of the best dive sites in the world.
Because of its proximity to Metro Manila, some people tend to dismiss Batangas as just another province with a considerable amount of resorts. In this itinerary, Drew Arellano will show you that there is more to Batangas than swimming pools, kapeng barako and the Taal Volcano. Sama na sa biyahe ni Drew sa Anilao, Batangas!
How to get there:
Anilao, Batangas is just a few hours away from Manila. To get there, you can either ride a bus from Cubao ...