Apo Island is one of the world's best known community-organized marine sanctuaries, and as such it has been well documented by the global science community. The project was started when Dr. Angel Alcala, a marine scientist from the Silliman University Marine Laboratory introduced to the local fisher-folk the importance of creating a marine sanctuary in the area. Initially, there was hesitation on ...
the part of the locals; but after a three-year dialogue, Dr. Alcala was able to convince the island community to establish the sanctuary.
Assisted by the staff of the SU Marine Laboratory in 1982, the local fishermen selected an area along 450 meters of shoreline and extending 500 meters from shore as the sanctuary site. Since then, the project initiated on the island led to the creation of hundreds of other marine sanctuaries in the Philippines.
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. Wiki
Apo Island Protected Landscape and Seascape Marine Sanctuary News
This blog post is about exploring the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental in four (4) days. Starting from the northern part of Negros Occidental (entry point is Bacolod City, then going shortly to Lakawon in Cadiz City) and eventually going southwards to visit Sipalay City, Apo Island and then Dumaguete City of Negros Oriental, this trip is definitely a lot of fun but tiring at the same time. Haha. Imagine going to the aforementioned places in only several days and what youll have is a very memorable trip! Oh, and did I forget to say that I went here solo. Yes, I did travel in N ...
After a year of being in a long distance relationship, Mark and I finally decided to see each other. We've been 6,973 miles apart and one way to keep our relationship going is through traveling. Yes, it's been a tough year for both of us but with all honesty, it's worth the wait. It takes a lot of trust, dedication, effort, patience, and understanding to make it magical.
So for another magical travel story, heres our sweet escape to the beautiful places of Visayas! Dont forget to keep your eye on my blog, a full detailed blog about this trip will be posted soon!
A little note: Apo Island is different from Apo Reef in Mindoro. Apo Island is a little island off the coast of Malatapay in Dauin, Negros Oriental. This is entry started with a little narrative, which I encouraged you to read. If you are impatient to read the travel guide, jump to the bottom of this entry. Oh yeah, dont forget to follow me on Instagram.
The Provincial Government of Negros Oriental has endorsed the professionalization of snorkeling guides to boost tourist influx in the world renowned diving site in Apo Island, Dauin.
Senior Tourism Operations Officer Myla Mae Bromo-Abellana of the Provincial Tourism Unit (PTU) said the development of tourism in the province has been in the forefront of Governor Roel Ragay Degamos attempt to strengthen socio-economic benefits in the countryside.
Degamo believes that tourism can provide livelihood opportunities to the people, said Bromo-Abellana.
In response to this challenge, the PTU h ...
The Department of Tourism in Region 7 (DOT-7) will conduct a week-long training this month for snorkeling guides in the world-renowned dive destination Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental to boost its tourism industry.
Provincial Tourism Officer Myla Mae Abellana disclosed Friday that the first batch of 30 trainees are among the 140 snorkeling guides who are all residents of Apo Island.
This is a pilot training, which the DOT-7 will conduct from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, Abellana said.
Supporting the training are the provincial government of Negros Oriental, the Department of Environment a ...
If you are planning your next romantic weekend, incorporate scuba diving into your holiday to help spice it up. Living in a tropical country surrounded by blue seas, we naturally love spending time underwater, discovering a unique and strange world. But with scuba diving, youre going to explore wonders seldom seen while sharing such excitement with your special someone. Thats why we want to introduce to you these 5 islands, where youll find your time is well spent through an underwater adventure, magic and romance.