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Apo Island Marine Reserve

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Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Turtles, bays of table top coral. Perfect visibility. There is everything to love about a day or two here. The coral is some of the most diverse we have seen. Magnificent!

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Hi all, just returned from snorkeling around Apo island (23 July 2018). OK so I have heard a lot that this place is mainly for divers, but I've been there and saw first hand - it's excellent for snorkelers too. Took a day trip (organised...More

Thank Don R
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The boats going to Apo island is in Malatapay market in Dauin, Dumaguete. At the booth the staff registered our names & contact details. We arrived after lunch and all smaller boats that fits 4 people were already hired so we didn't have any choice...More

1  Thank Global567754
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful. Abundant sea life. Anemones in an amazing array of colors with their defender clown fish in them living color! Big stuff - turtles. Mating octopus. No diver was going to interfere! HA! T shirt folks come in a skiff to the boat to make...More

Thank Betsy R
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

It was an awesome experience to swim with the sea turtles especially if you get to see the big ones! Their shells are huge! Plan to do it in the morning to get a good lighting and view underwater.

Thank MommahJammie
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Apo island is one of the best dives i ever had. A 40 minute sail off the mainland of Dauin. Was a lovely trip. Beautiful corals, plenty of turtles, nursing shark, huge frog fish, nudibranch (green and orange/black). I think this is the only place...More

1  Thank Renz B
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Located just around 30-45 mins by boat from Malatapay, Zamboangita (near Dumaguete City) in Negros Oriental is Apo Island, famous for its diving sites and wonderful population of giant turtles. We went there on a day tour, taking a boat from Malatapay at around 9:00...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Honestly I had high expectations. The turtles were great don’t get me wrong...but the experience was kind of frustrating. You get paired off with a guide which you HAVE to go with. They don’t do anything but babysit...the water is crammed with tourists screaming...who freak...More

1  Thank 20somethintraveller
Reviewed 18 May 2018

In May 2018, a group of us from our scuba diving shop took a trip to the Philippines together (see separate reviews of Atlantis and other excursions). One of the days, we traveled by boat to APO Island to do 3 dives. The island is...More

Thank Lanzen
Reviewed 16 May 2018

we've been here last 2014 summer and been inlove with the beauty of the island. my husband dive in and my son and i went on snorkeling. a lot of different nationalities were visiting the island for diving. when we're about to go home, dolphins...More

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20 July 2018|
Response from Betsy R | Reviewed this property |
If you are asking to do a day trip from Dauin to Apos Island, it is an all day activity. You most certainly should call ahead. Departure for Apos Island is earlier than the standard two tank dive and/or snorkel boat... More
26 April 2018|
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Response from Oriol M | Reviewed this property |
Fron Siquijor, only the resort in the South does the tour. They go at least once per week. We booked with 5 days before.