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Dive Sites

APO ISLAND

It’s the highlight of the visayas a 45 minutes boat ride from the resort. The Island has a unique protected reef with intact coral garden and reef fishes. The Marine reserve began as a project of Silliman University in 1985. This is also the place of the famouse Clownfish-City, a rare phenomenon with hundreds of clownfish living together.

Marine sanctuary and the house reef of Apo Island are well known for the enormous variety of hard and soft corals. For experienced drift divers the island offers the spectacular and colorful places at Coconut and Mamsa Point

 

APO CHAPEL POINT

Start depth: 5 meters

Maximum depth: 35 meters
It’s a gentle slope of white sand and has mixed coral heads leading to a very steep slope, and at 18 meters a big overhung and a great wall dive down to 35 meters. Garden eels, frog fish, nudibranch, bat fish, snappers and lionfish..

 

APO ROCK POINT

Start Depth: 8 meters

Maximum depth: 35 meters

On top of the reef were you can see a massive soft corals only at 8 meters, and gently slope down to 30 meters, And you always had a chance to see Turle, schools of banner fish, morish Idol, butterfly fish, grouper and more

APO COCONUT POINT

Start depth: 5 meters

Maximum depth: 30 meters

Known as the ‘washing machine’, Coconut Point is subject to very strong currents and can be a challenging drift dive with both up and down currents! At slack tide and during certain phases of the moon Coconut is suitable for novice divers, but otherwise it is strictly for advanced divers with drift diving experience.

A coral covered sloping reef gives way to a steep wall in parts and is covered in interesting rock formations. At one point there is a sand channel running between two rock cliffs which provides shelter from the current and is an excellent place to sit and watch the show!Schools of jacks, Turtle, snapper, giant travely, barracuda and more….

 

APO MAMSA POINT

Start depth: 7 meters

Maximum depth: 30 meters

Mamsa is the local word for jack fish and this is an excellent place to see big schools of jacks. You can swim with them, and if you are really lucky you might see the pelagics fishes, like tuna, that are hunting them! This sloping reef and steep wall are covered in hard and soft corals and sponges as well as hordes of other marine life species!
Mamsa, is famous for strong current but of course this site is suitable for all divers..Big grouper, snapper, jacks, turle and many more……

APO LARGAHAN POINT

Start depth: 5 meters

Maximum depth 30 meters

soft corals and hard corals area. bubbles produced by underground due to geothermal activity continuously erupt from the sand in between the corals.  This is a good site for macro, frogfishes, flatworms, nudibranche, scorpionfishes, and  ribbon eel.

VIP HOUSE REEF

Shore entry

Maximum depth: 25 meters

One of the first artificial house reef in Negros Oriental made up of tire it’s been almost there for 10 years underwater and corals are starting to grow on top of the tires. Slopes down to 24 meter you had the chance to see frog fish, ribbon eel, varieties of nudibranch, lion fish, stingray, mantis shrimp, and comet fish.

And house reef is famous for the afternoon dives when sunlight falls and may be treated to one of nature’s gaudiest shows as the mandarin fish come out to mate.

DOLPHIN POINT

Start depth: 5 meters

Maximum depth: 20 meters

About 5 mins boat ride, gently slopes down to 20 meters onto a sandy bottom towards open sea. The reef is spectacular for macro dives, nudibranch, frog fish, shrimps, crabs, barramundi cod, double ended pipe fish and juvenile barracuda.

DAUIN (wreck) and sanctuary

Start depth: 4 meters

Maximum depth: 24 meters

Just 8 minutes from the resort, Macro Heaven offers splendid muck diving in shallow sand. And at 24 meters a Toyota pick up been there for 10 years. whiskered pipe fish, seahorse, sepia cuttle fish, harlequin ghost pipe fish, robust ghost pie fish, nudibranch, shrimps, banded pipe fish and more.

MASAPLOD

Start depth: 5 meters

Maximum depth:18 meters

About 12 minutes from the resort. The reef consists of hard corals sloping gently down from 5 meters up to 18 meters. Explore from there and you’ll see schools of yellow tail snapper, schools of jacks, stingray, huge snapper, garden eel. Usually you will meet thebig Turtle.