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1 Barangay Road Anilao, Barangay San Jose, Mabini, Mabini, Luzon 4202 Philippines
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We've moved "anilao PHOTO" to a new location and given it a new purpose. Instead of providing you with merely a place to stay, dive and take pictures, we are committed to also offer more enrichment thru developing underwater photography skills. We have only 12 simple rooms that caters to the specific need of underwater photographers. A dedicated camera dry-room, editing stations, power outlets, camera wash/rinse tubs, air guns, wet and dry camera work stations and 15mbps internet line. Our packages rates are all-inclusive and we offer the best underwater photography guides and staff and boatmen that know how to handle photographer needs. All rooms are air-conditioned with attached bathrooms. Each room is equipped with multiple international power-points and sufficient camera work-space for no less than 2 DSLR systems. We use only the top spotters in Anilao to ensure photographers are always kept shooting non-stop, assisted and coached. Booking is necessary as we do not cater to walk-in guests.
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Tim Ho broke down the fundamentals of UW photography in easily digestable building blocks and reinforced with practical "tutorials" during the practise dives. He demonstrated the application of these fundamentals across the camera system we used. Resort is well suited to cater for a wide spectrum of photographers with its ideal work station design and offerings of lens and equipment for testing or purchase. Rooms are cleaned daily and staff are ready to assist if you need them.
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Dive site lives up to its name with plentiful charismatic micro creatures! Extremely affable dive master who knows the seabed at the back on his hand. Sincere and warm hearted staff hosting you in a welcoming yet affordable resort stay. Rooms are clean and spacious with work desk suited up to meet the demands of serious and or beginner underwater photographers! Tim's lessons are well curated - peppered with stories and simple scenarios to grasp the difficult nature of underwater micro photography. He's able to bring his lessons live with actual underwater coaching which marvels the light out of a newbie like me! Center is equipped splendidly with local delicacies, rather steady Wi-Fi, hot showers and air-conditioned. There are books and camera related equipments like lens and frames for you to use and try before deciding how your future camera set to look like. Two pugs are part of the family welcome party - what more can you ask for a budget yet comfortable dwellings lining up the brilliant Anilao beaches!
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Having visited APA for many times, it’s surely a heaven for underwater photographers, especially you are macro fans. Their staffs, boatmen, DMs, are all excellent, friendly and helpful. A must stay resort.
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We were directed to Tim Ho by our friend Fairuz of Divesea singapore who told us that Tim Ho was the GURU of asin dove photography,and Boy was he Right !!! We were a bit apprehensive upon reaching anilao photo academy but the friendly and super efficient staff made us feel ever so welcome.from umbrellas at the ready to insisting on careying our bags ,our apprehention quickly turned to appreciation ! The service levels frm all levels left nothing wanting. Tim himself inspite his immense reputation was down toearth ,friendly ,attentive and ,knowledgeable!! He truely is a gentlemman guru !! Making everyone feel comfortable and dispensing his deep knowledge in laymans terms which made easy learning.clearly this is a man whi loves his craft and enjoys sharing his knowledge .thanks heaps Tim,our photography skills improved by leaps and bounds ! The entire dive experience was made effortless by the attentive staff who knew instinctively wht was required and were quick and ready to prepare equipment,assist getting gear on ,wash and store every item .Tim ,you have a great team who are an asset and would put 6 star resorts to shame And the kitchen !! Oh my ! The food that came out of Rina’s kitchen made us come back for more !! Food that was not only delicious but cooked as MAMA would !! Super duper yummy !! All in all we would come back to Tim Ho’s excellent establishment anytime and spensd a lot of time there !!
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Tim made learning underwater photography fun and easy. He is a very skillful and patient teacher and me being a tech idiot is amazed that I am able to grasp the fundementals of light, speed and aperture easily. I managed to capture a lot of great shots too. I went to APA alone and not knowing much about the place except that Tim is a great teacher. The accommodation is better than expexted with clean and airy spacious room with a nice sea view. The food is good and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I met a few guests there and made friends too. Definately will go back there again.
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PhilippinesLuzonCalabarzon RegionBatangas ProvinceMabini
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anilao Photo Academy
Which popular attractions are close to Anilao Photo Academy?
Nearby attractions include Mt. Gulugod Baboy Trail (2.9 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Anilao Photo Academy?
Conveniently located restaurants include Frido's, Kapitan Bawang Grill and Restaurant, and Anilao Shark Bait Bar and Grill.
Does Anilao Photo Academy have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Anilao Photo Academy offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Anilao Photo Academy?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Anilao Photo Academy?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Taal Heritage Village (8.5 miles).