Monday, May 09, 2011

Apo Island

Apo Island in a small island in Dumaguete Negros Oriental that is rated as one of the most popular dive sites in the Philippines. This island is a premier diving destination which offers excellent diving and snorkeling in the Philippines. Apo Island offers an adventurous diving to professional and novice divers. Local and foreign visitors go here to Apo Island for diving because of the island’s pristine coral reefs and marine sanctuary. Apo Island is made up of towering of cliffs and limestone and the average height of the cliffs is 20 meters. That is why Apo Island is also a great spot for climbing because of the limestone cliffs that are very stable.
Apo Island is located about 5 kilometers off the southeast coast of Negros Island and south of Dumaguete City. This small island which has a land area of 12 hectares can be reach by boat from Silliman Beach, on the North side of Dumaguete. In 1985, Siliman University made a marine sanctuary in Apo Island.
Apo Island’s terrain is hilly with volcanic rock but this island has magnificent dive sites. Apo Island Beach Resort, formerly known as the Kan-Upe Cove Resort, has spectacular dive sites and eight honeymoon cottages. The dives sites have amazing wall reefs, beautiful lush coral gardens with a variety and colorful tropical marine life such as hawksbill and green turtles, schools of jacks, bid red snappers, groupers and clown fish.
Here are the some of the popular dive sites in Apo Island Chapel Point, Rock Point, Marine Sanctuary, Mamsa Point and Coconut Point.

But if you don’t want to dive but snorkel only, we have Apo Island Snorkel Fun. Not only Apo Island offers best and excellent diving but also offers snorkeling at its best. In Apo island, you will enjoy the snorkeling at the marine sanctuary which is 15,00 square meter and is very abundant of coral cover and marine life.

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