Apo Island is one of the smallest volcanic islands in the Philippines. It is one of the world’s best known marine sanctuaries. It began in the year 1982 with the initiative of Silliman University Marine and Biology Department. It became a protected reserve by the National Integrated Protected Area Act under the jurisdiction of the Protected Area Management Board. Diving in Apo Island is perhaps the best marine adventure in the Visayas Region. Beneath the clear sparkling blue waters of the island lies a breathtaking collection of over 600 documented fish species and 400 varieties of corals.Apo Island is easily accessible from Dumaguete and has a few fantastic dives; amongst the best of them all is Coconut. This site offers excellent visibility and a fair current giving the divers a good chance of seeing large schools of Jacks. Turtles and Sea snakes are also found here often. The strong currents and the depth however, would normally limit this site to advanced divers of divers with experience in such conditions.