Open Water Course in Anilao, Batangas

It was October 2015 when I planned to go rock climbing in Puerto Galera. Unfortunately, that day, all boat trips into PG got cancelled and I had to stay in Anilao, Batangas and took the intro course anyway. Long story short, I LEARNED TO LOVE diving. I did not like it right away. It took many weeks to go ahead with the Open Water Course.


Why should you try diving in Anilao?

  1. It’s so close to the sea. You are literally a few steps away, no boats needed, unless you want to go farther. Just be ready to carry your own tank.
  2. It’s SO close to Manila. In 3-4 hours, you are ready to dive!
  3. My instructor friends offer the MOST affordable rates in the country. You will believe me if you try to do your own research online. Contact details are provided below.
  4. They willingly take your underwater photos, and give you a copy. You have proof to show your friends and family how cool the experience was for you.

If you have always wanted to try diving, tick it from that bucket list, or see if you will have fun doing it, the time is now.

Trying to do some acrobatics but failed big time! Ha!

Is diving expensive? With my instructor, it comes in a very practical price. However, you WILL need money for diving. There’s the actual dive fee, rental for the equipment and gear, accommodation fee which is not so expensive as when you stay in a resort (if you plan to stay longer than 1 day) and your transportation cost, food. Be ready for that.

Why should you try diving? Because 70% of the earth is water and 96% of the earth’s water is SALT water. Yes, kids, what we learned in school is actually true.

I got photobombed by a live fish and I loved it!

Diving has shown me a different world. I’m getting ready to get addicted.


My instructor is Veronica Fajardo – feel free to add her on Facebook as this is her main means of communication to students. Aside from the course, she also offers guided dives. She’s a very patient and fun teacher!

How to reach Bagalangit:

  1. Take a DLTB or JAM bus going to Batangas Pier and get off at the Grand Terminal. Around 125 pesos per ride.
  2. Take a jeep going to Mabini and get off at Crossing. Costs 35 pesos.
  3. At Crossing, take a tricycle going to Dive 7000 or Mang Randy’s house (same same) for 150 pesos.

First time diving? This is my intro course back in October with Instructor Jun.

Looking for other things to do in Anilao? Check out my post about that here.





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