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Apo Island Marine Reserve

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Address: Negros Oriental, Philippines
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US$ 55.00*
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Half-Day Snorkeling at Dumaguete Apo Island Including Lunch
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Coral garden paradise

Sea snakes, turtles, beautiful corals... You have it all at Apo. I just wish there were more fish but hey. We dived there 3 times. First dive was Coconut Point, supposedly a more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Besancon, France
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Besancon, France
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sea snakes, turtles, beautiful corals... You have it all at Apo. I just wish there were more fish but hey. We dived there 3 times. First dive was Coconut Point, supposedly a more challenging dive with a lot of current, but we were lucky and it was perfectly manageable. At least we've seen a lot worst! I love this type... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing experience, hidden sanctuary. This place is well maintain. Pure white sand and crystal clear water.. turtle watching or sborkeling cost 300 for 4 person include 1 guide.. better bring your own snorkel mask. Renting snorkle mask-100 pesos Lifevest-100pesos

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Thank Penny C
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We only stayed one night and really enjoyed Electricity on a t night only 6 hours but pleasure to enjoy Mother Nature on this island Wife swap turtles n I did scuba Both enjoyed and it's popular for day trips as about 4 dozen boat s when we visited

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Thank Wayne S
Hong Kong, China
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111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

App Island offers fantastic diving; breath taking coral gardens (with Chappell being world-class), great fish (fantastic schools of Jackfish) and short trips to the island of Negros.

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Thank wuyck
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This marine reserve is well managed and is excellent for beginners too. There are guides available who will help even a non-swimmer experience the beauty of the reef and the aquatic life there, by swimming alongside a life-jacket wearing novice and assisting in the basics of snorkeling. You will see more turtles than you can imagine along with beautiful coral,... More 

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Thank Terry H
Hastings, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we arrived by arranging trip through coco grove siquijor what a gorgeous place many turtles and coral and sea life we had a arranged lunch at coco sister hotel it was great we saw dolpins on trip out and a huge whale shark on trip back great day had by all

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Berlin, Germany
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apo Island is close to Dumaguete, Negros, but a 30 minutes ride on a pump-boat is needed! Here the story starts: there are no single trips available, you have to charter an own boat for you and your party! If the needed capacity is not available, you have to charter a bigger boat! For us three who arrived in the... More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Just one beach is worth to go, loads of colourful fishes and broken coral (on the corner at the right goving the back to the beach there are marvelous intact ones) due to boats anchoring, and amazing turtles. Too many tourists during the day (till 3 pm when the last boat leave). Avoid Mario's dormitory (see my review if considering... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome turtle reserve on Apo Island. Really nice place and lots of turtles. Too many tourists, but if you're a good swimmer you can swim away from the crowds. I didn't like having to pay for a guide as they were really unnecessary, but I guess it goes to keeping the sanctuary clean. Would recommend

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Thank James Q
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

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 be back.

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