Destinations: Pandan Island
The beach at Pandan Island
Pandan Island is fairly remote and located on the West coast of Mindoro Occidental.
There are a few dive spots around Pandan Island where turtles can commonly be found amongst a variety of schooling fish. However, the main diving attraction from Pandan is its proximity to the spectacular Apo Reef. Apo Reef is a world famous marine park, frequently published in dive magazines as a place where an extensive wealth of marine life can be found; ranging from great macro photography opportunities to schools of large pelagic fish including many species of shark, barracuda and manta rays. This marine sanctuary is only a three hour boat ride from Pandan Island do ideal for day trips; although live-a-boards are also offered.
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