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Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort in Anilao

Philippines, May 20-27, 2018



We have managed to get a really great deal for club members in one of Anilao’s top destinations, with low season prices in peak season and free unguided shore diving, at $1,595 for double occupancy and $1,805 for single occupancy. Anilao is located about 3 hours drive south of Manila on the island of Luzon, in the Batangas province of the Philippines. Divers and underwater photographers are attracted to Anilao for the incredible diversity, rich reefs, variety of fish, unexpected critters and nudibranchs turning up at every corner. The beachfront resorts are nestled against the jungle and provide exotic scenery while riding to and from dive sites. 



  • 7 nights deluxe accommodations

  • 7 days full board meals

  • 6 days of diving 3 dives per day (18 dives total)

  • Free unguided "shore" diving (30 second free boat trip)

  • Free Nitrox

  • Gross package price USD $1595

  • This offer is only valid for Sole Searchers Dive Club members


  • $240 Deposit per person payable to Sole Searchers Dive Club, Inc.

  • Cancellation full refund if over 80 days prior to arrival date per Aiyanar policy available on request.

  • The transfers between Manila and Anilao are additional and cost $135 each way per van (cost divided by up to four passengers). Each van should be able to hold at least 4 people dependent on number of bags. We can work out the details once we have everyone’s flight details. 

  • The prices are per person and based double occupancy.

  • Marine park fee of 200PHP (~$4), gear rentals, gratuity and flight not included in the above.


Flights to Manila are currently running at $830 non-stop on Philippine Airlines from LAX or there are numerous indirect options as low as $620 on Cathay Pacific or EVA. You should plan to arrive in Manila on May 20 and leave on May 27.


We are adding some optional extra days at the front end of next year’s trip to Anilao with diving at nearby Puerto Galera which was our club trip 8 years ago. Both Puerto Galera and Anilao are accessible by land / boat from Manilla so no additional internal flights are required. Zoom out on the map above and you will see they are near each other. The price shown is for 5 nights. Please let me know if you are interested in fewer nights at Puerto Galera.



El Galleon Resort / Asia Divers, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines May 15-20, 2018


Puerto Galera's dive sites are as varied as the species you'll find there.  There are walls, sloping reefs, and the occasional small wreck, all only a very short boat ride away. Many of the dive sites rank right up there on the 'pretty' scale, offering excellent wide-angle scenery. 'Muck' dive sites like Boatyard and Manila channel are home to a huge array of macro critters, including nudibranchs, reef octopus, hairy frogfish, mimic octopi, seahorses and the like.


• 5 nights 

• Full board meals

• 4 days of diving with 4 dives per day

• Gross package price USD $803.50

• This offer is only valid for Sole Searchers Dive Club members




• 50% deposit to book, and the final balance is due 70 days before arrival. Payment to Katie Yonker at Bluewater Travel, 3961 Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 206, Culver City, CA 90230

• The prices are per person and based on two persons per room




You will need to arrive in Manila on the morning of May 15 for transfer to Puerto Galera. Transfer to Anilao will be by boat on May 20. The cost for land and boat transfers (for 1 - 6 pax) from Manila airport to El Galleon is $160 per van for up to 6 people and the cost of the boat transfer from El Galleon to Aiyanar is $120 total for up to 6 people.




Bromley Beadle

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