Apo Reef Natural Park

Apo Reef Natural Park, Sablayan: Address, Phone Number, Apo Reef Natural Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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Elena G
bulkington11 contributions
Apr 2022
We dove with Gustav's Place Resort - 2 days, 1 night. Fantastic experience - not only the diving which was divine but the whole package. Our first liveaboard as a family and definitely recommend Gustav's! The dive masters are outstanding and the crew safe, fun and knowledgeable.
Written 4 May 2022
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,334 contributions
Oct 2019
Probably the best snorkelling that i have ever done in my life took place from an official tour boat visiting part of the Apo Reef. There were turtles in the sea and the aqua waters themselves were clear and limpid.
Written 13 April 2020
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bluishblock
Manila, Philippines8 contributions
May 2019
It was year 2017. Our team from the office with the other officemate going to Apo after our office hour from friday to sunday. It was very very beautiful place and 1 of the most biggest reef in the world. The place is so amazing. The pristine sand and the cool water blue, deep of it is too many creatures of different sea corals and fish. You can go to the light house take some pictures from above also have free dive and snorkeling. Itwas very fun and memoreable place to us.
Written 6 March 2020
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the_Janadians
Edmonton, Canada178 contributions
Oct 2019
Went with "Apo Reef Club" Resort, owner Michael Roos let the expedition, and it was a great experience. A long way to go, but worth it.
Written 18 February 2020
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ninabonita
Manila, Philippines8 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
No cell site here, perfect get away! but you have to be ready for there is no supply of fresh water. I have never seen so many stars in my life when the night came. It was a cloudless night when we stayed there, could almost fall asleep on the sand under the stars. it was awe-mazing!!!
Written 31 August 2018
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Damien M
Darwin, Australia45 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
The Best place me and my friends stayed were in Tents at this place
Just only 4 km from town..
Wow the Sunsets were Amazing
And the Star Gazing was Amazing
It's A hidden Gem ..
And I'm Sure they will end up putting a resort there One day..
Ask at Jakes Restraunt and Bar
We're Adam and Damo Place is
Highly recommended for Backpackers From November till
APRIL great for scuba and snorkeling tours then too..
Written 20 August 2018
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Byron C
Pinamalayan, Philippines86 contributions
Apr 2018
If you go to Apo Reef, plan to go diving. And if you can afford the ticket, plan on spending a couple of nights. We went, for a day trip of snorkeling only and even though we saw some beautiful coral and great fish, I question if it was worth the PHP3,600 each just to have bragging rights to say I had been to Apo Reef. This is really a place to dive, not snorkel but be advised you need to have your PADI certification in order to dive here.
We used Gustave's Place, which is located next to the resort where we stayed. There are dozens of operators selling trips to Apo in Sablayan so you will have plenty to choose from. We left early in the morning with a group of divers. We were to meet up with our boat of snorkelers later. The bus they were arriving on was late and I appreciate that Gustave wanted us to get in a full day. The only problem was we went to dive spots in the morning, not snorkeling spots. We did what we could in the places we were but didn't see any really nice coral until after lunch.
When we met up with our boat it was around noon. We ate lunch, which was included in our fee, in the covered area on the island. It consisted of fried chicken, vegetables and plain rice.
After lunch we were taken to some nice sites and saw some beautiful coral and then it was time to go.
I am looking forward to returning with my PADI certification in hand and spending a few days diving.
Written 13 May 2018
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Bustravel88
Hong Kong, China209 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Very nice place for diving, and wonderful white sands. It was a great experience. It takes about 2.5 hours from Sablayan. You need to pay an environmental fee to disembark. Check the real price to make sure it is not inflated by your travel agent.
Written 4 May 2018
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Gamaliel O
33 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Truly truly amazing!!! Pack ur tents, sleeping bags, and bring mineral water!:) stay longer to truly appreciate the great reef. Bring ur super torches for night dives! Sharks! Rays! Turtles! A freedivers/scubadivers haven!!!
Written 1 April 2018
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Cal_Mariko
Quezon City, Philippines377 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
Considered to be the world’s 2nd largest single coral reef and the Philippines’ largest atoll, Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP) sits in the middle of Mindoro Strait between Coron, Palawan and Occidental Mindoro. It is part of the small town of Sablayan. Frequently called “mini Tubbataha”, this site is a pelagic haven for divers seeking larger marine creatures like white tip sharks, gray reek sharks, hammerheads, manta rays, schools of jacks, barracudas, tunas to name a few. There is also a shallow wreck usually done for check out dives. There are 3 islands in Apo Reef and there are no resorts hence most of the dives are on liveaboard boats coming from as far as Coron and Puerto Galera. A ranger station with a light house sits on the biggest island where one can view the entire reef, mangroves and rock formations. Good for photos.

Getting there: From Manila, take the Dimple Bus which goes directly to San Jose, Mindoro Occ. A fee of P900 includes the RoRo boat ride from Batangas to Mindoro. Travel time takes about 14 hours. Dimple bus stations are in Marikina, Cubao, and Sampaloc. Regular trips are available until I think about 7pm but best to check their website/FB page to be sure.
You can also book a Cebu Pac flight to San Jose albeit there is only 1 flight per day at 5:10am. Flight takes a little over an hour. From San Jose airport, it takes about an hour to get to the resorts which offer dive packages (Apo Reef Club and Pandan).

Fyi: As of Feb 2018, Apo Reef Sanctuary fee for local divers is Php2,380. Forigners pay about Php3,000. This in not included in the package rates given by the resort.
Popular dive sites include: Action Point, Ego Wall, Apo Menor, Aladin, Mabuti.
Written 20 March 2018
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