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  • Mayor Assures PAMB Office To Address Carrying Capacity Of Apo Island

    Mayor Glenson Alanano of Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental said establishing an office for the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) would help determine the carrying capacity of the world-famous dive destination Apo Island.

    The proposed PAMB Office will be at Malatapay in Barangay Maluay, Zamboanguita, which the mayor described as the ?gateway to Apo Island? considering its proximity.

    Alanano told reporters over the weekend that right now, there are plans for a public-private partnership (PPP) to construct a terminal in Malatapay.

    However, due to tedious paperwork and other requirements ...

  • Apo Island Travel Guide, Tips, Rates And Accommodation

    Apo Island Travel Guide, Tips, Rates And Accommodation

    First of all, this is somewhat a lengthy blog so that people who are not used to roadtrips can really get important details, but if you feel like you're an expert, just skim through the article. For those commuting, just skip to the "Commute Section" of the blog. The rates at Apo Island are also found at the end of the article.

  • Continuing Our Coral Reef Recovery Efforts In Typhoon Damaged Reefs

    To continue our efforts in contributing to the coral reef recovery in Apo Island Marine Sanctuary (AIMS), more reef fish recovery tools, in the form of fish habitats, were deployed last March 10, 2016. These simple dome-shaped fish habitat modules were fabricated and designed by the Dive Rangers and carpenters of Apo Island made up of limestone rocks available along the shores of the island, cemented together. This design was modified from the fish habitats originally made by the local community and marine protected area management body of Calag-calag Marine Sanctuary in Ayugon in Negros Orien ...

  • Swimming With The Sea Turtles In Apo Island Negros Oriental

    Swimming with The Sea Turtles in Apo Island, went on a trip to Apo Island and stayed a few days across the island. Stayed at the Kavs Resort by Dauin Negros Oriental. We rented a whole boat for a whole day of free diving and snorkeling in Apo Island.

  • Negros Summer 2017 Final Day Apo Island

    Negros Summer 2017 Final Day Apo Island

    I first visited Apo Island, a popular no-frills destination especially for divers, back in November 2012 with AJ.

    It was a morning side trip during our vacation in Zamboanguita just outside Dumaguete. Thalatta, the resort we stayed in, faced Apo Island and is about a half hour boat ride away. That 2012 Apo trip was memorable; we nearly missed the famed pawikan (sea turtles) because our boatman was late and you had to get there really early to witness these lovely creatures. Thankfully, we still caught up with a few and snorkelled beside them (no touching allowed).

    Earlier today, the last ...

  • Apo Island Featured In Google Maps New Underwater Panoramic Images

    The great marine sanctuary of Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental is one of the many underwater wonders that you may now view via Google Maps.

    Google made available on Wednesday the underwater panoramic images in its Google Maps tool.

    "With these vibrant and stunning photos you don't have to be a scuba diver??"or even know how to swim??"to explore and experience six of the ocean's most incredible living coral reefs. Now, anyone can become the next virtual Jacques Cousteau and dive with sea turtles, fish and manta rays in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii," Google said.

    The featur ...