Snorkeling in the Philippines

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The Philippines is a great way to experience what the underwater world has to offer. With more than 7,500 islands surrounded by vast coral reefs, the Philippines is the ideal place to enjoy the water, whether you’re a newbie or a pro. There are numerous great snorkel sites in the waters around Camiguin, which together make up more than 40 locally protected marine areas where fishing is prohibited. Another one of the best snorkeling areas is around Balicasag Island, just southwest of Duljo Point on Bohol, where you are likely to have the place to yourself. At Apo Island, a UNESCO Heritage site near Dumaguete, sea turtles are the stars of the show, where they flock to munch on the abundant seagrass.