Bauan, Batangas: Dive, Snorkel, and Relax. Repeat.

Bauan, Batangas: Dive, Snorkel, and Relax. Repeat.


We spent hours in front of our computers and everything is on repeat, everyone is in a hurry to get things to do, to go from point A to point B, and experience the same mundane things. We’re in the loop for the next 4-5 days.  The crowded city life makes us numb and mindless most of the time, but it is our own way of coping up with our current environment. We’re supposed to stop feeling and engaging to get through our chaotic day. We often think of escaping, daydreaming that we’d rather be spending one lazy afternoon disconnected and just staring at the sea. We daydream of tranquility and serenity. Bauan, Batangas is the perfect getaway from all of the busy, chaotic, and bipolar Metro Manila. It is just a 2 1/2- 3 hours drive from the city. Far enough for that much needed quick retreat yet close enough to return back home.

Whenever you here Batangas, our top of mind recall would always be Anilao (diving and snorkeling), San Juan (beach), and Nasugbu. Bauan never really takes the spotlight for us. Bauan is one of the municipalities in the province of Batangas. Most of its barangays are situated near the coastal area. There are a lot of wonderful beaches in the municipality but most are not composed of fine sands and wide shores. The place is also known for dive sites which have ridiculously abundant in marine life.


Fat Girls Day Out- Bauan


The Fat Girls Day Out crew were invited to experience what Bauan has to offer which is thru an intro dive course and a whole day snorkeling. Thanks to the lovely folks at Bus Stop Dive Resort. Skip your typical malling or heading up to Tagaytay City. Go on a retreat and partake what nature has to offer.


How to get to Bauan, Batangas

From Manila, you can take the bus from Cubao or LRT Buendia going to Batangas Pier for 165 or 157 respectively. Then take a jeep from Grand terminal to Bauan.  Travel time: 2 and ½ to 3 hours depending on the traffic.

From Dasmariñas Cavite, you can take a van from Pala-Pala terminal. A little tip is to take the van route that goes from Lemery to Bauan, saves you from the traffic plus you get to have a peek of Tagaytay.


Where to Stay

Bus Stop Dive Resort


Fat Girls Day Out- Bauan


Proper beddings and memory foam pillows to make sure that you get that much-deserved rest after a good dive or swim.


Fat Girls Day Out- Bauan

Fat Girls Day Out- Bauan

What’s important after a dive sesh is a  good solid sleep. Check out their comfortable rooms here BusStop DiveResort rates starts at 2,200php/ 43USD per person including full board meals and boat transfers. Minimum of 3 pax to reserve a room.


What to Do

Scuba Dive

SCUBA diving is known as a thoroughly enjoyable and sometimes adrenaline boosting sport, however, most do not know that SCUBA diving has many health benefits. Especially for your mental health. Most consider diving as a way of meditation. When underwater all you hear is your own breathing, the sound of your heart and the tranquility of your surroundings.


Fat Girls Day Out- Bauan

Fat Girls Day Out- Bauan


Initial on-boarding and safety procedures will be cascaded before anything else. Safety is the primary priority.




The sea is clean and has no garbage. It is a great place to snorkel or dive. There was a school of fishes when we went there, and it was really beautiful.

World-class diving and snorkeling experiences are right in our front yard – there’s no need to travel elsewhere in Anilao or in El Nido perhaps. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned diver, or even a casual snorkeler,

Enjoy Bauan’s Beautiful Sunset

The best part of the day was when we watched the sun set slowly. The entire island turns into Sepia color and will make you make sappy and look for your old 90’s rock-ballad music on your playlist. Find a good spot under a nice branched tree and just wait.


Fat Girls Day Out- Bauan


Come thru this isolated cove in San Pablo, Batangas. Explore the wonders of the deep blue ocean. All in just a 2 ½ hour drive from chaotic Manila.

As we always say. Go forth and wander and become your own storyteller.


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