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Apo Island near Dumaguete City provided by Esquieres Travel Day Tours

Apo Island near Dumaguete City

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Apo Island was a community-organized marine sanctuaries and was started when Dr. Angel Alcala, a marine scientist from the Silliman University Marine Laboratory introduced to the local fishermen the importance of creating a marine sanctuary in the area. Initially, there was hesitation, but after a dialogue, Dr. Alcala convinced the community to establish the sanctuary. Assisted by the staff of the SU Marine Laboratory in 1982, the locals selected an area along 450 meters of shoreline and extending 500 meters from shore as the sanctuary site. At present, the island is home to over 650 documented species of fish and estimated to have over 400 species of corals. Most of the Philippines' 450 species of coral can be found here, from tiny bubble corals to huge gorgonian sea fans and brain corals. Visitors and tourists pay a fee to enter Apo Island and to snorkel or dive in the marine sanctuary there. These fees are used to keep the sanctuary clean and in good condition.
Important Information
  • Round Trip Transportation from Dumaguete City
  • LGU Fees
  • Motorized Boat
  • Local Guide
  • Sanctuary Fee
  • Personal Expenses
  • Food
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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Caroline G wrote a review Sep 2019
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A small island rich with marine reefs coral gardens turtles different kinds of fishes as if you’re swimming inside an aquarium with tropical fishes Going to the island be ready to face waves riding in a small boat No potable water in the island bring your bottle of drinking
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Date of experience: December 2018
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