Diving in Apo Island

After diving a couple of days in Siquijor, our dive master really hooked us up, and let us drift dive in Apo Island – we hit 9 dive sites in 3 dives:  the current was STRONG.  I love drift diving, and I think it’s one of my favorite things!

We got to see so much in each of our dives, it was great!

And when I say our dive master really hooked us up – he did!  We jumped off a big boat…

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But got picked up by a little boat…  We didn’t even have room for our legs inside the boat, and we kept getting hit with waves – I think it was the most fun I’ve had on a boat in between dives, second only to our dolphin encounter…  Seriously, how can you not love this?

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And the view wasn’t bad either…

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And we had lunch (great food!) on the beach, of course!

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But back to the diving…

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The coral garden there was spectacular.  Amazing soft coral!  The best we’ve seen by far!

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Crown of thorns, eek!

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The sad destruction from the typhoon last year…  A huge stretch like this towards the end of our dive.  Luckily, it only hit one end of the island, but this whole thing was beautiful coral gardens before too.

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Snake!

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Squid! 

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Beautiful, no?

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9 Comments

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9 responses to “Diving in Apo Island

  1. So awesome! I feel like I am in Finding Nemo! 🙂

  2. I love this pictures. Seems like a really great time was had there!

  3. Wow! Those are amazing photos! It must have been an awesome experience. Beautiful underwater forest. I envy you. 🙂

  4. Wow, beautiful pictures! I hope to become certified to dive one of these years.

  5. Pingback: Siquijor: Cambugahay Falls! | Carla Runs the World

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