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Dauin/ Apo Island - Negros

Incredible Muck diving

Experience the best muck-diving in the Philippines and take a trip to Apo Island!

Dauin & Apo Island:

Dauin and Apo Island offer probably the best muck diving in the Philippines. Stay in Dauin town or travel a little further on, to the remote Apo Island.




Check out the main page for Dauin & Apo Island here!


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Dauin is a small town, southeast of Dumaguete, the entry point of this area. You can fly here or take a ferry from a nearby island. Dauin itself is very quaint, in a good way! You can stay at various guesthouses or even rent a cheap room with locals if you're staying longer.

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​Apo Island:

The diving scene here is very specialized in macro diving. Shore dives with mostly sandy bottom sloping to 40 meters before the edge brings you down much further. The small creatures you will see here are many, rare and amazing. Also, a very good spot for night diving, in which you will see a whole other world!

Apo Island is a beautiful little island situated along the coast near Dumaguete. You can visit and/ or stay here. The accommodation is very basic, and you will feel yourself relaxing a bit more every day.

Besides that, there is not much more to do than diving, which is excellent! One of the most crystal-clear reef diving I have done made me leave this place with great sadness and even fonder memories.

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How to get there?

To get to Apo Island or Dauin you will have to either Fly to Dumaguete or take a ferry, from for example Cebu, Cebu City, Tagbilaran, or Siquijor. From Dumaguete, you can catch a taxi to Dauin or a port a bit further called Malatapay. Many motorboats are leaving throughout the day.

However, if you're staying for a longer period a probably better option is to stay in Dauin. A town that offers bars, restaurants, and supermarkets as well as wifi.

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