Every diving trip to the Philippines should include a trip to Apo Island.
Apo is one of the world’s top diving locations in the world, with thousands of scuba divers visiting the island all year round, from many parts of the world. In the Visayan dialect; Cebuano the word “Apo” means grand child.
Apo Island is the grand child of the Talinis volcanic mountain in Negros Oriental.Apo is a small volcanic island with an area of 72.4 hectares and a coastline of 4.8 kilometers.It is located in the Bohol Sea only 26 km South of Dumaguete, the Capital City of Negros Oriental. Apo Island has a population of approximately 900 people.
The island has a school, no road, only a side-walk, and there is limited electricity from a gas generator.
All fresh water and groceries come from the main land via Malatapay which is the nearest village to Apo Island.