Sunday, June 27, 2010

Visit Apo Island and enjoy watching the beautiful scenery around

Apo island is near to where we live. It is about 90 miles away from Bayawan City. I wish I can visit Apo island someday. I like to live in island but I am also afraid of tornado. Usually tornado hit islands usually as it near to the ocean and that scared me. Not long ago I watched a movies about tornado in Thailand and thousands of people died. Now lets talk about Apo island. I hope the information below is what you are looking for. If you have a comment feel free to leave them at the bottom of this post.
Apo Island is a volcanic island covering 74 hectares in land area, 7 kilometers off the southeastern tip of Negros Island in the Philippines.The marine habitat around the island is a marine reserve, protected by the National Integrated Protected Area Act (NIPA) and under the jurisdiction of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB). It has become a popular dive site and snorkeling destination with tourists. There are two resorts on Apo Island, both of which have their own dive centers. Apo Island Beach Resort is the smaller and more exclusive, Liberty's Lodge is larger.
The island is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Dauin, Negros Oriental, and is one of the municipality's 23 barangays. As of the 2007 census, the island has a population of 745.Geography and Climate - Apo Island is located off the southeastern tip of Negros Island, 7 km from the town of Zamboanguita, and 25 km south of the Negros Oriental capital Dumaguete City. Extending approximately 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from north to south and 1 km (0.6 mi) from east to west, the island has a land area of just 12 hectares and rises to a height of 120 meters (390 feet) above sea level at its highest point.'
It can be reached by a 30-minute boat ride from the fishing/market village of Malatapay, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental.
Marine Sanctuary and Tourism - Apo Island is one of the world's best known community-organized marine sanctuaries, and as such it has been well documented by the global science community. The project was started in 1982. It is home to over 650 documented species of fish and estimated to have over 400 species of corals.Visitors and tourists pay a fee to enter Apo Island and to snorkel or dive in the marine sanctuary there, these fees are used to keep the sanctuary clean and in good condition.In 2003, Chicago's Shedd Aquarium opened a Wild Reef exhibit based on Apo Island's surrounding reef and marine sanctuary. If you plan to go adventure I suggest Apo island is the best place. For your trip and direction of the location check out Apo Islands now.

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