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#1 n@utilus

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 05:29 AM

hi,

iam planning to go to anilao end of march but dont know where to go there.
the main goal is critter/muck diving.

plz help me :-) !

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 03:32 PM

Are you wondering about where to stay or what sites to dive?

The best muck diving is at a place called Basura. It is a rocky/sandy slope with lots of garbage and tons of weird critters. You can dive it all day long and find lots of different stuff. Just get in at different areas as it is just a long stretch of beach in front of the town.

Other sites for good macro include the sunken casino boat, twin rocks, and Kirby's Rock

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#3 n@utilus

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:02 PM

where to stay was my question :-)

TIA

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:06 PM

where to stay was my question :-)

TIA


Mike and I stayed at aquaventure, just a little out of the main town/village of anilao.

Nice accommodation, and great service. A hot babe working the bar too :P

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:23 AM

another question:

what are the best dive spots at PG ??

i will stay about 2 weeks in anilao and they offer day trips to PG but it costs 40$ for the first 2 dives(each)and then after 20$ for another one etc...

so iam planning to go at least on day to PG and make 4 dives there but i need to know what are the best places there for critters/muck diving !!??

i dont wanna waste 120$ for 4 average dives :D

tia

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 03:16 PM

Tia
I've been staying at Planet Dive because of the ability to shore dive Twin Rocks(blue ring octopus, turtles, flamboyant cuttlefish etc) and the proximity to Mahinit ('cuda, jacks, turtles, all sorts of nice stuff when the current is kicking and the viz good) and several nice sites in Maricaban island like Red Palm for critters. They also have nitrox and twin tanks which is great for basura in the deeper areas where you get some real nice surprises (but the water temp drops 3 degrees in the thermocline)

As for PG, I wouldn't waste my money going there. However I would go to Verde Island, esp on the wall and Galleon. Probably one of the best sites for overall diving.

When you say they, I assume you already know where you'll be staying? I'd camp on Basura 2 days before the full moon, esp dusk and night dives. Don't go in the day on the weekends... it's a mess with the crowds and don't overlook the rocks in the shallows. Nice little stuff like frogfish hide there.

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#7 n@utilus

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 11:39 PM

thank you !

by the way,tia means thank you in advance :D

iam staying at outrigger resort.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 07:47 AM

"As for PG, I wouldn't waste my money going there. However I would go to Verde Island, esp on the wall and Galleon. Probably one of the best sites for overall diving."

I would highly disagree with this comment. PG is very productive critter wise and while I do think is Anilao killer for critter pics, I find lots more in PG.

As for recommended PG sites, the 3 wrecks in Sabang Bay are really good for critters at the start of your dive then head inwards to the beach into the sand and grassy areas under the bangkas and floating bar to look for critters, such as flamboyant cuttlefish, juvi critters and mimic nudis...an afternoon dive there will likely have sightings of the very large male hawksbill. Sinandigan Wall is a great spot as well as the steps just beyond. Great area for nudibranchs. Killer fish action can be found at Hole in the Wall and the Drydock. On a crop sensor DSLR, a 28-105 range zoom is great as you can get both mature and juvenile Emperor Angels in one dive if you're lucky.

Have fun, I won't be able to go till December.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:16 PM

We have made four trip to Anilau & have stayed at Club Ocellaris all four times. If you are into diving, eating, sleeping & doing cameras, this is a great place. The staff & boat crews are awesome, totally geared for photographers. Great food. Great critter finders. No nightlife there but it is closeby. Go to www.clubocellaris.com & check it out. A lot of professional photographers go there year after year. lbogy