Kan-Uran

Slightly north of the Marine Sanctuary is a gentle wall dive that ‘Kan-Uran Point’ affords divers. Kan-uran means ’from the person,’ in the local Visayan dialect. Newbie fun divers can experience getting inside overhangs & ledges to explore an abundant gentle explosion of colorful soft & hard coral gardens.

Nudibranchs are exposed on the reef while sailfin gobies, razor shrimp, moray eels & pipefish can be observed by the trained eye on the corals & sponges along the ledges on the wall. Large spotted groupers & midnight snappers have claimed their residence as well as a variety of surgeonfish & big nose unicornfish.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 16 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Apo Marine Sanctuary

To date, Apo Island is one of the most successful conservation stories in the Philippines. Marine Sanctuary was one of the first sanctuaries in the Philippines, where a maximum of only 15 divers are allowed at a time.

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Mamsa Point

Mamsa is the Filipino word for trevally, hence the name. The currents can really be strong in this spot a few hundred meters north of Kan-uran Point.

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Cogon means grass in the Filipino language. ‘Cogon Point’ was named after the grass used for roofing native houses that can be seen directly onshore, northeast of Apo Island.

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Chapel

The Catholic Chapel at Apo Island can be seen from the dive site, hence the name. A stunning dive site that begins as a slope with scattered coral bommies leading to a steeper slope towards a wall overloaded with nook, crannies, cracks, crevices & caverns exposing overhangs graced by soft & hard corals.

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Katipanan

A great dive site for new divers. This site is very easy to dive and the coral and sea turtles will just take your breath away. A beautiful slope that lets you see the far reaching coral gardens and if you look close, you will have the chance to see nudibranchs and a lot of colorful reef fish.

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Rock Point East

Rock Point East is a finger-shaped reef located on the southeast corner of Apo Island, primarily exposed to prevailing currents ensuring an abundance of reef fish, colorful coral formations, and occasional visits from pelagic species.

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Apo Island Mamsa Point

On the famous Apo Island you will also find this site named after “Mamsa,“ the local word for Trevally, due to the school of Big-Eyed Trevally that reside here.

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Baluarte

Along the western coast of Apo Island, Baluarte gives away the distinct evidence of it’s geological origins. An interesting phenomenon of a dive site where a continuous stream of bubbles from underground the island seeps through, a sure sign of volcanic activity.

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Rock Point West

Located on the southwest corner of Apo Island, Rock Point West is adjacent to it’s sibling Rock Point East. A steep slope leads you to a plateau towards the southern tip where the current gets stronger most of the time.

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Olo is a beautiful reef found on the north east of Apo Island. You will find not only the beautiful coral typical for the island, you may also spot sea snakes, nudibranchs, and frogfish.

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