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Apo Reef Natural Park, Sablayan

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Wildlife Area
Apo Reef is the largest coral atoll-like reef in the Philippines and the second largest contiguous coral reef in the world. It is a sub-triangular coral atoll formation approximately 26 kms from the north to the south tip and 20 kms from east to west. It is separated by two lagoon systems, the north and south lagoons which are bounded by narrow reef platforms. It is a 34 sq km sub triangular northern m and southern atoll like reefs separated by a 30-m deep channel that is open to the west. The channel runs east to west from 1.8 m to 30 m deep with a fine white sand bottom numerous mounds and patches of branching corals under the deep blue water. The north lagoon is an enclosed triangular coral reef platform partly exposed during low tide. It is relatively shallow with depths of about 2-10 meters. On the other hand, the south lagoon is an inverted triangular coral platform enclosed on two sides and is about 30 meters in depth. Likewise, reef limestone and coralline sand on the east and southeastern sides dominantly underlie the area.
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  • Apo Reef Natural Park is atoll like reef found in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. With lots and lots and lots of wonderful coral reef. The best time to visit the place is from March to early June, when ...  more »
  • This is one of the greatest / one of the wonderful places in the world. 2nd world largest reef is in the Philippines. You just need to buy fresh foods at the market of sablayan before going to APO REE...  more »
  • The reef was in pretty good shape, as reefs go these days. I had great difficulty with the Eco Travel Bureau in getting a reservation ahead of time. I still don't understand how they operate. I also t...  more »