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Apo Island

132 Reviews
Liked by 4
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 day
Address: Dauin

What people are saying:

To reach Apo Island, one still needs to ride a Pumpboat from the main Negros Island to the Apo Island itself. The boat right fee depends on how many people will ride the boat. After probably 30-40 minutesof boat ride, you will then reach the island. It was my first time seeing a Pawikan, or Sea Turtles. The Sea Turtles in Apo Island are absolutely not afraid of people. They just move in the water never minding us. What is also great in Apo Island is the healthy Marine Biodiversity that they have. Snorkeling is permitted in the island if you have the proper equipment to do so, and also there is a need to hire a Snorkeling guide. We were able to witness the beautiful coral reefs of the island. It was such a sight to see. For our lunch, we ate some fresh fish and meat prepared by the residents for a fee. It was such a relaxing experience!

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  • SamuelHarvey

    Excellent (pricey) diving

    We were a bit puzzled by the relatively high price per dive in Dauin considering that we had our own gear and that they were all shore dives. We forgot all this once under water. Our dive master was...

    Reviewed on /Date(1541169299000+0800)/
  • masterpetertay
    Malay, Aklan, Philippines

    Good But Is Not Excellent

    Dived in many places in Philippines and heard must try diving in Dumaguete. I am glad to go there for a holiday and tried diving in this area. I will say is very good but I will not give Excellent for...

    Reviewed on /Date(1454151999000+0800)/
  • Vendula H
    Vendula H

    Apo island snorkeling

    We took a day trip with a boat organised by Harolds dive center to the Apo island and we were very satisfied! Nice people, breakfast on the boat, water, sandwich for lunch, snorkeling gear all for 100...

    Reviewed on /Date(1451838108000+0800)/
  • malfunction

    Apo Island is nicr

    There are a few great sites around Apo Island which are very nice. Great table size corals well preserved. A little bad experience with the boat ride but overall was great

    Reviewed on /Date(1446573125000+0800)/
  • 179dawn
    Hong Kong

    Great diving

    My son and husband dived while we stayed at Dauin, near Dumaguette. They saw everything they set out to see. Lots of frog fish, including a hairy frogfish which my husband had never seen before. A fla...

    Reviewed on /Date(1428523988000+0800)/

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Additional Information


APO Island is a small island near Dumaguete and Siquijor. Known for its group of clownfish, APO Island is ideal for diving and is a great place to enjoy sharks and ocean life, while turtles are frequent visitors. Marine Sanctuary is a very good dive site on APO Island, where coral reefs with small corals and anemones are interspersed with clownfish.
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