Ligpo Island is a small island located at the province of Lemery Batangas, close to the Costal area of Anilao. It can be traveled around on one dive. But be cautious on the current and seek shelter from it. You can locate a small drop-off and a cave on the east side and find an undersea mount on the west, which has various deep slopes.
The area surrounds lots of big sea fans like re ...
d and yellow gorgonians and also has corals of different types. The east side has all the expected reef fish and invertebrates and when the current is running, different kinds of pelagic species appear out of the depths on the west side. The good night dive is when neap tides, lots of flat worms, nudibranchs, moray eels, catfish and squids come out. The wall is the main attraction and can spot lots of long nose hawk.
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Finding Sharks in Anilao is always a treat. While most tourists travel to Anilao to take tons of photos of tiny marine wildlife,. you occasionally see sharks at tiny caverns around the area during the colder months which starts December till March.
White Tip Reef Sharks in Anilao are usually found in the Ligpo area at the famous shark cave sixty feet below plus you usually find three to four juveniles stacked upon one another. This shark was a small adult hanging around solo at a cavern forty feet deep.
A closer inspection of the shark reveals a swollen belly and kinda looks happily preg ...
Ever since I started traveling, Scuba Diving has always been part of my bucket list. I've been dreaming to experience this activity for years already. However, my fearful soul won't let me try it. Well it's because I NEVER LEARNED HOW TO SWIM. I enrolled to several swimming lessons though, but lol I still can't swim on waters.
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The odds led Radka Pilch to be booked with my group's "summer-ender" dive, with my boyfriend as her divemaster.
Since we did not know each other, her Filipino colleagues were concerned about Radka riding in a car from Manila to Batangas with complete strangers.
"Aren't you afraid?" they asked her.
"Afraid of what? They are licensed divers. They're from my own family," she replied.
Radka is a Polish national sent to Manila to help set up a bank's call center. It would be her last weekend in the Philippines before she flies home a few days from now and she did not want to let this ...
A mere three-hour scenic drive from Metro Manila, Anilao Batangas is an extremely popular destination for beach lovers and divers looking for a weekend getaway. Its popularity lies mainly in its accessibility and the astounding abundance of marine life that thrive in the area.
Anilao is a barangay (hamlet) in the municipality of Mabini on the southern end of the Calumpang Peninsula in the province of Batangas. Resorts and dive shops have mushroomed in the area over the years, providing jobs for locals and convenience for tourists.
If you're driving your own car from Metr ...
Ms. Sheenah Tan, a former student, told me last summer that I have to go to this spot. And after a series of plans, finally I was able to make the tour!
How to get there
1.You can bring you own car and make the 2-hour drive from Manila using the South Super Highway. Use the skyway and then use the AC-TEX and exit in Lipa City and go to Cuenca, Batangas. You will pass the towns of Sta. Teresita, and finally, Taal. From Taal, you have to go to Barangay Baliti, San Luis, the jump-off point to Ligpo Island.
2.From Buendia, Pasay
Ride the bus (DLTB or Jam) going directly to Lemery in Bu ...
Batangas is a first class province of the Philippines located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. Its capital is Batangas City and it is bordered by the provinces of Cavite and Laguna to the north and Quezon to the east. Across the Verde Island Passages to the south is the island of Mindoro and to the west lies the South China Sea. Poetically, Batangas is often referred to by its ancient name Kumintang.
Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila. The province has many beaches and is famous for excellent diving spots including Anilao in ...