Seems some of the local dive shops are concerned about a new long nose tax. Prices went from P300 per dive (for locals and foreigners) to P800 for locals and P1,800 for foreigners per visit. I guess it really depends on how many dives you do per visit to Apo Island....and I also what exactly they mean by "per visit". I'd also be curious if this is tax is for all visitors and not just divers. I personally would not pay P1800, on top of the travel costs, just to get on the island. I also have an issue with being charged more than double what a local is charged. I know it is not unusual for governments to charge more for non-residents of the city/municipality/province/country the park resides in but their fees are quite ridiculous compared to every other country I have been to a park in. What makes me even less willing to pay such ridiculous fees is that I am almost certain that the vast majority of the money is going into some politicians pockets and not towards maintaining the park/reserve or to the people who live in the area that are not allowed to fish/work in the parks.