Apo Island


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  • A Warrant of Arrest has been issued for Rovel Desierdo Tomambo, aka Coach Rovel who is marketing this island despite losing his real estate licence for fraud on June 23, 2008 http://www.thewhistleblowers.org/?p=50926 On May 19, 2014 he was finally convicted of Estafa and sentenced to 4 years and 2 months jail. Please report his whereabouts to Police or the NBI.
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Apo Island

  1. 1. Negros
  2. 2. Basic Facts  Located south of Sumilon Island  Depth: 5-35m  Viz: 10-40m  Currents: moderate  Best months: Nov-May.
  3. 3. Apo Island
  4. 4. Dive spots in Apo Island Apo Island is rated as one of the Top 10 dive sites in the world
  5. 5. Dive spots in Apo Island  Coconut Point  With the deepest depth of 25 meters, it generally has a strong undercurrent which also responsible for pulling in many kinds of fishes. Its major appeal is the presence of white reef sharks and fabulous corals like the Sarcophython and the Dendrophylia. Mamsa Point, on the other hand, is named after the mamsa fish, the local name for jack fish which teem in this zone. It has a depth of 15 meters where a bounty of gorgonians can be found and other fishes such as groupers, lion fish and scorpion fish.
  6. 6. Dive spots in Apo Island  Rock Point  Rock Point can be reached by a banca or an outrigger from the mainland. It takes about 15 minutes to get to this dive site. The diving depth is also 10 meters but this area is always the brunt of ill weather so a good dive around here would depend greatly on the weather conditions. A gentle slope of rocks and corals like the Tubastrea and the Dendropthva tree corals serve as the portal. Here other fish types like the triggerfish and Bumphead Wrasse, black tip and white tip sharks and some moray eels are also regular visitors.
  7. 7. Dive spots in Apo Island  Chapel Point  The best attractions in this dive site are the well preserved corals and the remarkable amount of fish existing in the area. Good coral heads, whip corals, soft corals, sea stars, nudibranches of many varieties, basket sponges, and gorgonian sea fans are among the coral treasures. Meanwhile, aquatic creatures like the black and white snappers, the vlaming’s unicorn fish and the trumpet fish freely swim around.
  8. 8. Dive spots in Apo Island  Apo Island Marine Sanctuary  At the marine sanctuary, both hard and soft corals can be seen everywhere. Reef fishes also abound in the area, providing a very interesting point of observation for all aficionados. Snappers, surgeonfish, damselfish and wrasses are among the locals in the sanctuary. Barracudas are aplenty, so are tunas, white tip and black tip sharks. Giant clams, sea turtles and manta rays are among the sanctuary’s greatest allure.
  9. 9. How to get there From Dumaguete:  Domestic flights are available daily from Manila to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental  Travel by land to Zamboanguita from Dumaguete City. From there, you can take a 35-minute boat ride to Apo Island  Or you can take a bus to Bayawan and get-off at Malatapay Market. There are also outrigger boats going to Apo Island there. From Cebu:  Take a direct flight to Cebu International Airport or a domestic flight from Manila  From Cebu, take a ferry to Dumaguete City (2 ½ hours)
  10. 10. Places to stay  Apo Island Beach Resort  Website: www.apoislandresort.com  Liberty Lodge
  11. 11. References  http://www.asiadivesite.com/philippines-dive- sites/cebu/apo-island.php  http://dumaguetenews.blogspot.com/2007/12/apo- island-diving.html  http://www.dumagueteinfo.com/apo-island- diving.php