Southeast of Manila and Negros in the Bohol Sea, the snorkeling off Apo Island offer diverse marine life and exceptional coral formations. The protected marine sanctuary around this small island is a true snorkeling mecca with over 400 coral species providing habitat to over 650 fish species. While snorkeling Apo Island, you may encounter manta rays, sea turtles and thresher sharks.
To reach the snorkeling on Apo Island, you will first need to fly to Dumaguete airport from either Manila or Cebu City. From the Dumaguete airport, take a taxi to the Dumaguete Ceres bus terminal. Next, take the bus to Malatapay (you will need to ask the bus conductor to stop at Malatapay), which takes about 30 minutes. In Malatapay, walk to the ferry about 0.5km away.
Overall, Apo Island is the 12th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 12 snorkeling dives in Philippines.