Last October 2015, I went to Dumaguete with my cousin and friend for a weekend birthday trip. We woke up early to see the sea turtles. We rode a motorcab going to Zamboanguita to take a boat to APO ISLAND a day after we went chasing waterfalls at Casaroro.
When we got there, a good number of people waited for the person-in-charge in order to get a boat. We got on a boat that's worth 2000 php which is good for 4 people. Luckily, we found one tourist who was alone. VOILA! We're set to go.
You need to pay an environmental fee of 100 php once you arrive on the island. After which, they'll tell you to go to the guide/ lifeguard's area where you can rent mask or snorkel, flippers and life jackets for a good price.
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|Ticked one of the many things on my bucketlist. ♥|
|Foggy yet beautiful. ♥|
|APO ISLAND's marvelous rock formation. ♥|
|Very clear water ♥|
According to wikipedia, Apo 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.
|Blue starfish (Linckia laevigata)|
|Long spined black and white sea urchin|
|Spot the fish hiding|
|Tiny fish photobombed the sea turtle|
|Hello there, fella! ♥|
|With Margot ♥|
|With Ate Venus ♥|
|And ME! ♥|
Turtles may not be the fastest, the strongest or the smartest animal but that doesn't stop them from being totally awesome! ♥