Anilo, Batangas

Rocky Shore

Rocky Shore

These photos were captured in the Philippine Islands.  Most international flights arrive late in Manila.  It might have been 1:00 AM when I cleared customs followed by 45 minutes of looking for the driver.  Despite the unholy hour, the airport was crowded.  In the wee hours it was roughly a three hour drive Arthur’s Place, a secluded scuba diving resort in Anilo, Batangas.  The hotel is old style Asian.  Windows had shutters, but no glass.  It’s built on a hillside near the beach and is lovely.   Scuba diving in the area was exceptional with beautiful soft corals abundant.  Arthur’s seems to be mostly a weekend place used by folks living in the Philippines.  One night mid week we were the only guests there.  I took my meals at the hotel because of a lack of proximity to  other restaurants.  The food was good, but it did get repetitive after a while.

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28 responses

  1. Nice collection of images, Ron 🙂 Nice variety too.

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    February 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm

  2. Gotta love shots of the sky! Great job.

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    February 4, 2014 at 12:29 pm

  3. Nice shots of a place really close to home. 🙂

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    February 4, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    • I will have some more from Sabang tomorrow or the next day.

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      February 4, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  4. Love the “Rocky Shore”. Beautiful pictures, Ron!

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    February 4, 2014 at 1:07 pm

  5. Beautiful…I love the boat!!!

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    February 4, 2014 at 3:45 pm

  6. WOW, so many great photos there I can’t even pick a favourite!

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    February 4, 2014 at 4:48 pm

  7. Gorgeous!

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    February 4, 2014 at 4:48 pm

  8. Arent clouds amazing …..beautiful images……looks pretty sultry. Are these recent?

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    February 4, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    • October, 2011.

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      February 4, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      • Was just thinking about their recent cyclone and the devastation that it caused. Thanks

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        February 4, 2014 at 5:07 pm

        • It is probably time for me to go back there and put a few $US into the tourist economy.

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          February 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm

        • : )

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          February 4, 2014 at 5:26 pm

  9. Since you dive, do you also do underwater photography?

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    February 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    • I don’t do underwater photography because the gear (if it is any good) is expensive and it does not get used a lot. A lot of divers have cameras and no idea about how bad their photos are.

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      February 4, 2014 at 7:03 pm

  10. Beautiful. Is Anilo different from Anilao?

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    February 4, 2014 at 9:46 pm

  11. Your pictures are really beautiful! Philippines are amazing islands!!

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    July 9, 2014 at 9:45 am

  12. anilao is really such a great diving spot, beautiful photo

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    May 6, 2015 at 8:59 am

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