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Philippines Tourist Spots: SNORKEL FUN AT APO ISLAND


§ Depart for Zamboanguita, 27.8 kms. south of Dumaguete City. 30 minute drive to Malatapay. Another half hour travel by pumpboat which takes you to Apo Island.
§ Walk through the island’s quaint village on your way to the marine sanctuary, a 15,000 square meter reserve teeming with abundant coral cover and aquatic life.Apo Island, a 72 – hectare volcanic island is known for its marine reserve and fish sanctuary. You can see lush coral gardens and wall reefs and variety of big fish. Take your pick from the nine dive sites around APO.
§ Snorkeling…
§ Lunch at the rustic Apo Island Beach Resort.
§ A 30 minute trek to the lighthouse, with a panoramic view of the island.
§ Spend the rest of the day swimming, beachcombing, or just lazing at the white pebble beach before heading back to the mainland by mid – afternoon.
§ FEES
o ENTRANCE –        General Admission - PhP 100.00/ pax
 Resident of the Province – PhP  25.00/pax
                                Dauin resident, Minors,Students in the Province – PhP 10.00/pax
                                Senior Citizen – PhP 5.00/pax
o DIVING WITHIN SANCTUARY
                                General Fee – PhP 300.00/pax
                                Resident of the Province – PhP  200.00/pax
                                Dauin resident, Minors,Students in the Province – PhP 100.00/pax

o DIVING OUTSITE SANCTUARY
                                General Fee – PhP 300.00/pax
                                Resident of the Province – PhP  200.00/pax
                                Dauin resident, Minors,Students in the Province – PhP 100.00/pax
                                                                      
GETTING THERE . . .
§ POINT OF ORIGIN – Dumaguete City
§ DESTINATION’S LOCATION – Barangay Apo, Dauin
§ DISTANCE – About 5kms from Dauin coastline.
§ MODE OF TRANSPORTATION
o By bus  to Zamboanguita. In Dumaguete, check Ceres Bus Terminal southbound bus at Calindagan  Dumaguete City, Tel. No. 035 225 – 9030.
                PhP  DGTE – ZAMBOANGUITA  AIRCON BUS            
                PhP  DGTE – ZAMBOANGUITA NON-AIRCON BUS
o Motorized Outrigger Boat  3 pm – DAILY; 6 am – 5 pm WEDNESDAYS
                PhP 250/pax/ one – way  APO ISLAND – MALATAPAY vice –versa

§ ACCOMMODATION within the vicinity
-     Liberty’s Community Lodge Tel. No. 035 424 – 0888 or  
                Mobile No. 63 920 – 238 – 5704 or surf the web www.apoisland.com
-    Apo Island Beach Resort Mobile: 09102193359; surf the web  www.apoislandbeachresort.com or book at Paradise Travel and Tours 035 225 – 5490.

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