The Southern Visayas include the dive destinations of Siquijor Island, Apo Island, and Dauin. These three areas are relatively close together and provide an incredible variety of dives. Dauin is world renown for muck diving and Apo Island is known for its beautiful soft coral gardens and more turtles then you can count. Siquijor is less well known, but has some excellent hard coral coverage on many of its dives. Dove in October and November 2017.
Highlights: Finding frogfish in all variety of colors in Siquijor, diving in the crystal clear waters of Apo Island, and finding some crazy critters in Dauin.
Dive sites: At Apo Island; Chapel, Coconut, West Point, Mamsa Point, Katipanan, at Dauin; Pyramids, Bahura Reef and at Siquijor; Sawang, Coco Grove, Maite, Solangon Wall.
Best for viewing: Turtles and Jacks at Apo Island, Hard Corals and Frogfish at Siquijor, and Muck Diving at Dauin.