Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort | Scuba Travel

Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort - Far East

  • Guests Around 60 guests
  • Rooms 24 rooms each with their own balcony which provide an awe inspiring sea view
  • Restaurants Feel the sea breeze and watch the sun set in the open air dining area and club house.
  • Food and Drinks Sample the exquisite meals prepared by the in-house chef's
  • Facilities15-ft training pool, Infinity Pool, Club house, Gear Rental, Dive Centre, 24hr Security
  • Diving Amazing reefs, sandy slopes, caves and piers. Anilao is the perfect location to access all the best known Philippines dive sites.
  • Diving Extras Perfect for UW Macro Photography and they offer a great selection of PADI courses
  • Internet Access WiFi Available

About Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort

A couple of hours from Manila and you can be in listening to the water lap the shores at Aiyanar beach and dive resort, Anilao. This is an undeniably stylish resort in the heart of Anilao. The area has become a must dive macro destination in the Philippines, but it is also a superb choice for recreational divers looking to explore reef and even wreck dives, all within easy reach of Manila. Perched on the beachfront, Aiyanar's location is the perfect combination of world class diving and picture perfect top side views. It's the ideal place to relax after your liveaboard or as part of a multi-trip dive centre visit to the Philippines.Visit today before the secret get out!

There are only 24 rooms at Aiyanar resort, making this a welcoming and intimate resort. They are modern, stylish and have all the creature comforts you will need, including en suite and air con. Please do let us know if you require a twin or double room at the time of booking. The casitas are set back from the sea front, with 2 queen sized beds. The deluxe rooms boast incredible sea views. Fancy treating yourself? Why not stay in the Bella suite. This spacious suite not only has bags of space, wonderful views, but also 2 huge double beds.

Whilst this is a boutique hotel, everything you need to make your stay is on site. The open air dining area and club house are the place to head at the end of a day's diving. Relax with a post dive drink as the sea breeze cools you or have a go in the games room. Tuck into freshly prepared local and international dishes that will delight. The resort's infinity pool looks over the ocean. Or grab a wake board and hit the waves. You can do as much... or as little... as you want here!

Suite room

The warmly-lit rooms provide an inviting atmosphere for that well-deserved rest, complemented by soft pillows and high thread count sheets for a good night's sleep. All rooms are well-furnished with all the amenities typical of a modern resort. Each room is also adorned with its own balcony area offering sea views over the sprawling manicured lawn below.

Deluxe room

The warmly-lit rooms provide an inviting atmosphere for that well-deserved rest, complemented by soft pillows and high thread count sheets for a good night's sleep. All rooms are well-furnished with all the amenities typical of a modern resort. Each room is also adorned with its own balcony area offering sea views over the sprawling manicured lawn below.

Casita room

The warmly-lit rooms provide an inviting atmosphere for that well-deserved rest, complemented by soft pillows and high thread count sheets for a good night's sleep. All rooms are well-furnished with all the amenities typical of a modern resort. Each room is also adorned with its own balcony area offering sea views over the sprawling manicured lawn below.

Soak up the view!

With a clear view of the sea and surrounded by a lush garden, the Aiyanar infinity pool is the perfect place to soak up the sun or just to wind down after an activity-filled day. Enjoy a smoothie, or an ice cold cocktail, while watching the sun setting on the Anilao coastline to end a perfect Aiyanar day. For those that wish to take up dive courses at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort, the infinity pool is a two-sided pool with one side having a depth of 15 feet.

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

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Frequently Asked Questions


The Philippines is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK. Although composed of 7,107 islands (7,108 at low tide), with a total coastline longer than that of the USA, most of the population of the Philippines lives on just 11 islands. Most travellers will enter the Philippines through Manila (MNL) or Cebu (CEB) airports. The reefs are spectacular in the Philippines, with plenty of fish list buzzing around. Moalboal, Bohol and Puerto Galera are all super locations for reef divers. Snorkel with whalesharks in Oslob. Thresher sharks have made Malapascua famous whilst Sangat is wreck heaven. Love macro? Make a beeline for Anilao or Dumaguete. The selection of critters rivals anything you could find in Indonesia.

Weather and Climate

The dry season in the Philippines runs from December to April, making it a popular time for divers. May and November are transitional months with air temperatures climbing. June to September is the wet season, as the weather becomes stormier. The Philippines dive resorts are typically well sheltered from the worst, but you can expect to experience rain showers.


Flight options

Our holidays to the Philippines can be quoted with most major airlines. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for the Philippines include Cathay Pacific (40kgs hold allowance), Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Etiad. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to the Philippines, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.


With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from the Philippines. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here


Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.


An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in your Philippines destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.


If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in the Philippines and run frequently. Manila airport is a large airport with several terminals. If you have to move between terminals, please allow between 30 and 60mins to allow for local traffic. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Hand baggage limits can be strictly enforced on domestic flights. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.


At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. On leaving the Philippines there is an airport tax of 750 PHP which must be paid in cash.



Please ask for a quote to add international flights from the UK to your holiday. We can book most major scheduled airlines including regional UK departure points


The peso is the national currency however in resort, US Dollars, Euros, peso (local currency), Visa and MasterCard can all be used. Please be aware you may be charged a surcharge to pay by card transactions. USD notes should be in smaller denominations, new and in good condition.

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally very good around this area - please check with your phone provider about any applicable charges for the Philippines

Plugs and electricity

All rooms are fitted with two round pin sockets (European standard) and the electricity is 220v


Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally


PADI dive courses can be arranged - please ask for more information about pre-booking


The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site


Nitrox is free of charge for Scuba Travel customers on our special offer holidays to Aiyanar


Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort is £500-£800 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel, within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling with 12 months

Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices


Our dive show special includes 7 nights in a twin deluxe room on an full board basis - optional room grades available
Your prebooked dive package includes 12 boat dives (2 per day) and free nitrox
Return Manila airport to resort land transfers are included


Any additional services in resort (spa, land tours, additional dives, kit hire, private guides, nitrox and special trips) are paid for in resort. Alcohol and some soft drinks are an extra charge. Local park fees can only be paid in peso.

Special day trips, night dives, kit rental and any applicable nitrox or local park fees are paid locally.

Please ask for a quote to add international flights from the UK to your holiday. We can book most major scheduled airlines including regional UK departure points

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Aiyanar is fast becoming a must dive destination in the Philippines, especially for underwater photographers. The sheer range of exceptional and rare macro life below the waves is outstanding. But there is more to see than just critters in Anilao. Glorious coral reefs, sandy slopes and even caves all await.

The dive team at Aiyanar resort have been hand picked to include some of the area's most knowledgeable and experienced dive guides. Many divers here are already certified but there are a range of PADI courses that can be taught on site. The resident photo pro Gill McDonald is on hand to support photographers of all levels. Please ask about the complimentary services that can be added to your dive package.

  • PADI courses OW - Rescue & nitrox
  • Shore or boat diving options
  • Up to 4 boats departing each day
  • Dedicated camera room
  • Dat trips to Puerto Galera or Verde Island

Most of the marine life around Anilao falls into the macro category. And what macro there is! The nudibranch come in every shape, colour and size., but common place are rhinopia, hairy frogfish, wonderpus and blue ringed octopus. Indeed, many of the special species you might expect in a location like Lembeh can be seen here! But there are also big schools of jacks and at Manit point the currents pick up. Here reef sharks can be seen in the blue. And if you are especially lucky, a whaleshark will cruise past on the deep water currents. No 2 dives are ever the same!

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