Apo Island Marine Reserve, Apo Island

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#1 of 40 in Parks in Negros Island
Reef Wildlife Area
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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  • Amazing to swim with turtles, arriving they charge you an entry of 100 pesos if I recall badly, and obviously as you go make snorkles want to charge 50 Pesos more, we had our team and we have told them we would by free and sent us to the rocks at the end of the beach and it is also much better you save paying more. Since there is mounted a business and make you pay, you say that you don't see turtles, but turtles are everywhere. Best experience. Recommended
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  • As a relatively novice diver, not Padi qualified, I was not allowed to take a scuba course around Apo... but I was welcome to snorkel! This is a fantastic alternative, a fraction of the price of a div...  more »
  • I will never forget. Honestly, It was my first time to get a closer glimpse of those lovely turtles under the sea. At first, I was hesistant because I'm really afraid of sharks. But when my friends st...  more »

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