27 – 31 March 2010
The province of Batangas has more than a 30-kilometer long coastline – Balayan Bay in the west and Batangas Bay in the east. To the north is the town of Bauan, and on the south is Maricaban Strait. Known to scuba divers as Anilao, the prime dive sites are found within the waters of Mabini and the island municipality of Tingloy just across it.
Diving can be done almost all year round except when occasional typhoons hit Mabini, Tingloy like the rest of the Philippines. Geographically located between Maricaban and Mindoro Straits called the Verde Island Passage, Anilao is a place of extraordinary marine life sometimes called the “Center of the Center of Marine Biodiversity”.