Scuba Travel run the Anilao Verde Romblon Ticao itinerary over the summer months of July - September
This trip embarks from Solitude's Anilao resort.
This trip disembarks from Solitude's Anilao resort.
Depending on your flight times, you may require a night in Manila either before or after your liveaboard. Why not spend a few days in Anilao critter diving?
Your first and last day will be spent in Anilao, the critter capital of the Philippines. Get your macro lens ready. Some of the coolest and most unusual critters are spotted here! You will then sail to Romblon
Romblon is picking up quickly on diver's radars as a spot to rival, if not surpass, that of Lembeh for macro. It is regarded as the best location to find the 'Holy Grail' of nudibranchs, the Melibe Colemani, with dozens to be found on a single dive! The equally stunning Cyerce sp. are also found in abundance here! Other rarities from Severnsi & Pontohi Pygmy Seahorses to Mimic and Wunderpus Octopus can be found in this Macro/Super-Macro paradise.
There is plenty more to be found around the area, from a Blue-Hole dive to beautiful reefs and turtle sanctuaries.
Days 3, 4 and 5 are planned around Ticao. This area is most famous for the site known as "Manta Bowl." As the name suggests, it is an excellent location to find the awe-inspiring Manta Rays. Though it's not just Manta Rays one can hope to see, around this site Whale Sharks and even Hammerheads are found on a regular basis.
This location alone offers so much more than just that, from sharks, huge schools of tuna and jackfish to stunning and vast reef walls. This spot is a dream for wide-angle photographers.
Please note: Ticao can only be dived in flat conditions. Atlernative sites will be located if the region is inaccessible.
Day 6 is then spent around the area of Burias, where some exploratory diving will take place.
Day 7 is spent around Verde, which is not too far from Anilao itself. Verde boasts some of the most pristine corals to be found within the Philippines, Verde too offers plenty of macro critters to be found such as frogfish and nudibranchs. Although, the main attraction here is the stunning reef, the sheer abundance, and variety of fish and coral species here is truly remarkable!
Around this area one can find some strong currents, which opens up possibilities to see some pelagics such as Manta Rays and even Thresher Sharks.
You will normally leave the boat after breakfast on your last day and be transferred to Manila airport to begin your journey home. Please do speak to the travel consultant at the time of booking to confirm the exact last day arrangements.
Alternatively, why not add an extension at one of the many beautiful resorts in the Philippines.