Mindoro takes pride in one of the country's wondrous secret hideaways - Apo Reef - which is regarded as the second largest in the world. This 34-kilometre reef is acclaimed as the best in Asia and as the diving shrine of the Philippines. The Apo Reef Marine Park includes the fascinating bird-populated islands of Binangaan and Cajos del Bajo that have a variety of birds that irrestitbly lures birdwatchers. The surrounding waters are profuse with marine fauna and luxuriant coral growth represented by approximately 400-500 kaleidoscopic coral species. Marine life includes varieties of sharks, stingrays and manta rays. Apo Reef can be found in Apo Island, Sablayan, and is accessible in 2-3 hours by bus or jeepney and pumpboat from Mamburao, the capital of Mindoro Occidental. Apo Reef was proclaimed a protected area under the category of Natural Park, and its surrounding waters as a buffer zone. The Apo Reef Marine Park and its buffer zone cover areas of 15,792 hectares and 11,677 hectars respectively, totalling 27,469 hectares in all.
Take a 2-hour bus from Manila to Batangas, then a ferry from Batangas to Puerto Galera. From Puerto Galera, it is 125 km by boat.
Take the plane from Manila to Pandan Island. From Pandan Island, it is 3 hours by boat.
Shark Ridge, Apo Island, Apo 29, Hunter's Rock, Merope Rock