Dauin, Philippines
Apo Island

Explore the natural treasures of the sea at Apo Island.

Situated off the southeastern tip of Negros Island, Apo Island is a small volcanic island renowned for its rich marine biodiversity and crystalline aquamarine waters. With its wonderful coral ecosystem and underwater reefs filled with an assortment of exotic marine animals, including clown fish, unicorn fish, red toothed triggerfish and sea turtles, the island is a premier destination for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts alike.

To preserve its wonderful biodiversity, the marine habitat around the island has been made into a marine reserve to protect the over 650 documented species of fish and 400 species of corals residing within the marine sanctuary. Two resorts lie on Apo Island, each with their own certified diving centre: Apo Island Beach Resort and Liberty’s Lodge. Highlights of this enchanting island include the world-class facilities for diving situated on the island, and the protection of more than 60 different species of sea turtles (known locally as pawikans) within the boundaries of the marine sanctuary.

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Tips Before You Go
Visitors are recommended to snorkel and dive during the early mornings to avoid the main tourist crowds, and to bring their own underwater camera to capture all the magical moments under the sea.
From Dumaguete, visitors can catch a Ceres bus bound for Bayawan City to Malatapay Market, where visitors can rent a chartered boat to Apo Island. Solo travellers can share the boat ride with other travellers to reduce the cost of the trip. Visitors are also recommended to bring their own snorkelling gear if possible, to reduce the cost of equipment rental when on Apo Island.
Apo Island, Dauin, Philippines