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Mario Scuba Diving and Homestay

Mario Scuba Diving and Homestay in Apo island is unique in a few ways...

Very few dive resorts are located in the exotic island known around the world for its pristine reef system. The name is Apo Island.

The entire island is a protected marine ecosystem and the man behind all this is Mario Pascobello, a well-respected former barangay captain of Apo Island. With his intimate local knowledge and years of diving experience, the visitor is treated to an unmatched diving experience only Marios Scuba Diving and Homestay can offer.

You will have a uniqe experience whether you want to go scuba diving with big turtles, bumphead fish, big schools of smaller but beutiful fish, corrals and a underwater scene like nowhere else.

How to get here

From Dumaguete City, take the jeepney bound for Zamboanguita. These jeepneys are parked near the gas station across Robinson's Place. Tell the driver you are getting off in Malatapay. Fare is around P50.00/person.

In Malatapay, there are boat rentals operated by a boatmen organization. Regardless if you stay in the island for a day or more, the rates are the same. The rates (roundtrip) ranges from P2,000 for small boats (5 pax max) to P3,000.00 for big boats (10 pax max). Solo travelers may join other boats for P300.

Apo island diving