Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort | Scuba Travel

Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort - Far East

  • Around 60 guests
  • 24 rooms each with their own balcony
  • Open air dining area at the club house.
  • Sample the exquisite meals prepared in-house.
  • Dive Centre and 15-ft training pool, with camera room.
  • Dailiy boat diving with up to 50 dive sites available
  • UW Macro Photography haven.
  • 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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Covid Information for Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort

Information provided by Aiyanar Beach & Dive resort, Updated 21/09/20

Covid Information from Kasai Village Dive Resort

As you may know the Philippines is the country that has been on lockdown the longest. And for us in the tourism industry guidelines have been passed down for strict compliance before being given special permits to operate during this international pandemic. I am glad to say that Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort has complied with all these bio security requirements and even more. Some of these bio security measures are: We are now limited to only 30% of capacity for occupancy. All areas of the resort are sanitised every other day, with staff in full PPE gear. Our staff is regularly given a covid19 PCR test before reporting for work and they are all staying in the premises of the resort while on-duty, and if they leave the premises they must be tested again upon return. Right now we are not yet accepting international guests, but local guests are required to take a covid19 PCR test before coming and certification of the said test is needed before entry. Plans are also in the works of providing these PCR tests on site if needed For diving, we are not renting out gear as of the moment and all guests are required to bring their own. Dive boats are still socially distanced at max 4 divers in a boat so nothing has changed there. Lastly sanitiser and masks are provided in all parts of the resort for guest use. These are the basic steps we have taken. It is our hope that these steps will make travel safer for all our guests.

Country Covid Travel Information

For British nationals, The Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to the Philippines at the moment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

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.

Covid Travel Information

For British nationals, The Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to the Philippines at the moment.

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.

Travel

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, 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.

Stopovers

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

Regular Entry 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

Insurance

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

Immunisations

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

Preparing to fly

Seating

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.

Lounge

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

Parking

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.

Transfers

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.

Departures

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.

Info

Tipping

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

Currency

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

Extras

Hire equipment

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

Extras

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

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

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

Payments

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

Discounts

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

Included

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

Excluded

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!

Cathedral

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 11m | Max Depth: 18m

Claiming its name from the cross whichwas brought down in the 80ís after it was blessed by Pope John Paul II. Cathedral has amazing soft corals and large sea fans. Pygmy sea horses can be found here with both green and hawksbill turtles often spotted. An easy dive great for those less experienced.

Twin Rocks

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 12m | Max Depth: 18m

Twin Rocks, as the name suggests is focused on 2 big rocks. Macro life immerses itself around them, but also Jacks, Ribbon Eels, Devil fish and loads of different kinds of Nudibranch. Frog fish, Gobbies and Clown fish also male up the colourful life of this stunning, small dive site.

Basura

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 11m | Max Depth: 18m

Mimic Octopus, Harlequin Shrimp, Bobbit Worms, frog fish and Nudibranchs make up the stunning critters found here. This gentle sloping dive site really offers beautiful diversity. In the summer the grasses are up making homes for Sea horses.

Secret Bay

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 18m | Max Depth: 30m

Well known for its muck diving, Secret bay is home to some rare critters like Hairy Frog Fish, Mimic Octopus, Ghost Pipe Fish, Panda Fish, Commensal Shrimp and Panda Clown fish. Black Coral can be seen here amongst the sandy mud bottom. Choose your depth, critters can be found at practically all levels.

Koala

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 9m | Max Depth: 18m

A moderate drift following the shoreline southbound, rock and hard corals make up the landscape to about 10 meters, then it descends slowly into a sandy bottom. Often visited by Turtles, Grey Reef Sharks and Barracuda while Grouper, Black Sailfin Goby and Pygmy sea horse make up some of he life on the reef.

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Enjoy a day at the clubhouse with its open air surroundings providing excellent views of the resort and stunning surrounds.

The Clubhouse Restaurant

Watch the sun set and feel the breeze as you enjoy the incredible meals prepared by the in house chef team.

The Clubhouse Bar

Enjoy a drink at the clubhouse with their well stocked bar, join fellow divers or find a corner to chill out and log the days excitement.

Poolside

Enjoy an ice cold smoothie or cocktail down by the infinity pool, whilst over looking Batayan Bay or enjoy the lush gardens of the resort.