Dive and Trek, Anilao, Batangas

I joined Ren’s party for scuba diving this weekend. Again, this is another one of those after a long long time things. The last dive I had before this was December ’04. At the rate I’m diving, I’m going to be a perpetual newbie.

We went to Dive and Trek, which is the first time I’ve gone and stayed in that resort. The resort is pretty spacious and provide reasonably nice food but they don’t provide towels for day dive guests. No towels for day dive guests?!? Come on! Good thing I had packed my trusty MSR PackTowl, so it wasn’t too much of an inconvenience.

The resort is known for its house reef and the giant clams inhabiting it and it is where we did our first two dives. It didn’t disappoint: The viz was great and I saw a couple of giant clams. I even saw a huge titan trigger fish on the second dive. On the third dive, we left the house reef behind and dived around the Ligpo Island reef where I saw the usual reef dwellers. I also saw three giant jacks which startled me when they suddenly appeared from out of the blue.

All in all a great weekend for a dive.