Enjoy the Best of Anilao, Philippines
on an Island Dreams conducted group tour


Anilao Composite - copyright Ken Knezick, Island Dreams

featuring Crystal Blue Resort, Anilao
Manila overnight plus nine (9) nights at the resort, April 7-17, 2014
from $2215 per person (airfare to Manila is additional)

Anilao Diving -- Anilao is known as a critter diving destination, but it offers more than that. You will have the opportunity to see an amazing array of unusual marine life from myriad nudibranchs to hairy frogfish, and ghost pipefish to blue-ringed octopus. Anilao compares very well to the creatures you might find in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. But the fact is that, in addition to pure muck diving sites, Anilao has many dive sites with beautiful hard and soft corals, the full array of tropical reef fishes, blue water, and pelagic marine life as well. Kept alive by good current flow, Anilao is a wonderfully healthy and comprehensive dive destination with much to offer all divers, snorkelers, and underwater photographers.


"The night dive at Anilao's "Town Pier" with Crystal Blue Resort should be mandatory. We were all breathless with fabulous finds our group of four made: blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus, two more octopi, squid, bobtail squid, warty yellow frogfish, crabs, ornate ghost pipefish, two cuttlefish mating, translucent snail, eight little pipefish all encircling each other, waspfish, tiny black frogfish, baby cuttlefish, a fire urchin, and so many other critters we couldn't even identify!

The Crystal Blue Resort was beautiful and offered topnotch guides, fantastic food, very comfortable rooms with super A/C, and a perfect ending to a perfect trip."

Karin M. - NV

Crystal Blue Resort -- Crystal Blue Resort offers a finer quality of lodging perfectly placed to experience Anilao's excellent scuba diving and underwater photography opportunities. Located on a prime land at Bagalangit Bay, Anilao (Batangas, Philippines), this low-rise resort embraces beautiful architecture and designed to blend with the local landscape and culture. Providing quality without formality, guests enjoy open-air dining and oceanfront living. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages service are available in all rooms and public areas. Menu items include seafood, Continental, Oriental and Filipino Cuisine. At day's end, a nice Jacuzzi provides relaxation and refreshment as you prepare for the next day's diving adventure.

Trip Leader Jesse Cancelmo -- This trip is unusual for Island Dreams in that owner Ken Knezick will not be the tour guide. With 35+ years of experience as a scuba tour group leader, Ken takes his duties very seriously, and there are few people he would trust with Island Dreams' reputation for service and safety. In this case, we are fortunate to have an excellent substitute. Jesse Cancelmo is extremely well-traveled and a highly experienced diver and scuba tour leader. He is also a widely-published writer and underwater photographer, as well as being a Nitrox instructor and certified in cave diving and tri-mix. Adding to the benefits, Jesse will be assisted by Crystal Blue Resortís in-house photo pro, Mike Bartick. We are confident that Jesse and Mike will do their very best to assure you of a safe, successful, and all-around fun dive trip to Anilao.


Anilao, Philippines Group Scuba Tour
Lodging at Crystal Blue Resort April 8-17, 2014
Includes accommodations, all meals, and up to 23 scuba dives.

9 nights Double Occupancy
with lodging, all meals, and 23 boat dives
Available
$2215 per diver, based on double occupancy
9 nights Single Occupancy
with lodging, all meals, and 23 boat dives
Available
$2525 per diver, based on single occupancy
NITROX Option $99 -- Nitrox is one of the easiest and most effective ways to add an additional margin of safety to your diving. Island Dreams strongly recommends that you become Nitrox certified and use it whenever possible and practical. On this trip, all dive profiles are perfect for Nitrox. You will enjoy more bottom time each day, and be a safer scuba diver. When booked in advance, you can upgrade to Nitrox fills throughout this trip for an upcharge of just $99.
Air travel to Manila is not included in these prices.
All lodging options at Crystal Blue are comfortably air-conditioned.
This trip is a great value and will sell out. If you are interested, please do not delay.

Your Island Dreams Crystal Blue group dive package will include:
  • On arrival in Manila, use the complimentary shuttle to transfer to the Remington Hotel for an overnight stay, with breakfast included. Use this time to overcome jetlag and refresh yourself for the diving ahead.
  • Next morning, receive air-conditioned car transfer from Manila to Crystal Blue Resort, Anilao.
  • Enjoy nine (9) nights at Crystal Blue Resort in the lodging-style of your preference.
  • Crystal Blue package includes lodging, tax, three meals daily, and up to 23 boat dives.
  • Please note that there is no shore diving at this location.
  • Additional dives may be purchased at the resort, for a charge of $38 per dive, Nitrox included.
  • Island Dreams' conducted group tour includes the services of experienced dive tour leader and professional underwater photographer Jesse Cancelmo. Jesse will do his very best to assure you of a superior Philippines dive and vacation experience.

Arrange your own air travel to Manila, or contact Island Dreams for assistance.

** Passport and Travel Requirements: Your passport must remain valid for at least six months following your planned departure from the Philippines. No visa is required for this trip. U.S. citizens may enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding twenty-one (21) days. You must hold a valid airline ticket for your departure. A tax of 550 Philippine pesos will be levied at the airport upon departing the Philippines. At current exchange rates, this is approximately $14 USD.

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
Prices, schedules and itinerary inclusions are subject to change.
Airfare to Manila is not included in this pricing. Call Island Dreams for fares.
This package price includes one night of lodging in Manila on the night of arrival.
The cost of any other pre or post-trip lodging is not included in the package and is at guest's additional expense.


Here is the basic itinerary:

Confirm your place in the fun! -- A deposit of $500 per person will guarantee your spot on this Philippines diving adventure. Full payment is due no later than 90 days prior to initial departure. You may book your own air travel to Manila, or enlist the aid of the dive travel experts at Island Dreams. Simply phone or email us for complete details.

Contact Island Dreams Now -- The Philippines combines great diving with excellent value. If this sounds like your kind of dive travel experience, contact Tina at Island Dreams now to join in the fun. Ring us toll free at 1-800-346-6116, or email Tina@islandream.com. It is our pleasure to serve you.

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Anilao Blue-ringed Octopus Composite - copyright Ken Knezick, Island Dreams


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