Apo Island Marine Reserve, Apo Island
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Come face to face with the underwater inhabitants of Apo Island Marine Reserve, a richly populated protected reef, known internationally for its pristine waters and successful preservation project. Some 400 species of coral encircle the waters of the 12 ha (29 ac) volcanic island, bringing life to over 650 species of fish, sea turtles, and if you’re lucky, manta rays and sharks. Choose between snorkeling or scuba diving to uncover this diverse environment, with over 10 different dive sites on offer to suit the beginner to the advanced. Head to Rock Point, considered a great starting point from which to get your underwater bearings. Our Apo Island family vacation planner makes visiting Apo Island Marine Reserve and other Apo Island attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The locally motivated fishermen understand the value of the marine environment to tourism instead of the market. The corals, both hard and soft, are the best I have ever seen. Four dives there convinc...  more »
  • The visit today was very pleasant also APO. Despite the advise from some people I've posted the Guide. Clear you can save for 1.44 euros per person (at 4Persoen) and swim trappings, however it is not accompanied also. The inhabitants that make this "tour" are not just greedy but make sure that the visitors not to trample beautiful underwater world and how wild the turtles are touching. Unfortunately many visitors the unique moment in the head because they are now just that... we could very close the turtles and the Guide has offered us this and to photograph. Also he tells something about the circumstances and his life on the island even after snorkeling. As a tip, we gave him still 50pesos (€1) what he himself was very happy and said he could buy 1kg rice of it for his family. I think one should not forget that the future of this paradise in the hands of the inhabitants. You have on the source of income of the second Bay, because it's been badly damaged by the Taco since 3jahren (and still for 3 more years). Save the nature! Help the people! Money is only a number!
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  • If you're looking to sea something more than fish in the sea, this is it. The island has done a splendid job in keeping the sea turtles protected and undisturbed while ensuring that eco tourism thrive...  more »