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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  • I did six dives at Apo Island with Atlantis Dumaguete. I've been diving for over 40 years and this was easily the best diving that I have ever done. Fantastic coral formations and giant turtles. I'll ...  more »
  • I really enjoyed snorkeling with the Sea Turtles . We purchased a guide which really made the experience worth it because he seemed to know where all the sea turtles would be . We saw about 8 sea turt...  more »
  • I have read that some people did not see any turtles but they must have been very unlucky... there were many swimming just a few metres in from the shore. I would advise to wear fins or booties as the...  more »