Apo Reef Natural Park, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

Traveller @nicogavan's mesmerizing underwater shot prompts us to put Apo Reef on our ever increasing bucket list


Roughly 480 kilometers from Metro Manila, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, offers some of the best diving sites in the country. The Apo Reef Natural Park in Sablayan is one of the best places for manta ray sightings. The park is the world's second largest contiguous coral reef system, just behind Australia's Great Barrier Reef. World-class diving and snorkeling can be expected beneath the shores with around 400 different types of coral reefs bursting with color and up to 500 species of marine creatures such as sharks, dolphins and manta rays.

Published June 1, 2017