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    For what it is valid......I read this article on another forum.
    Waiting now for reactions to disagree with this (there surely will be some :D ).
    But nobody can deny it's not in a 'toplist".

    Malapascua & Apo Island among world’s top dive spots

    Posted By GNP Team On November 21, 2008 @ 12:09 am In Beauty of the Philippines
    Sport Diver, the official magazine of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, named Malapascua and Apo Island among the world’s top 100 dive spots in its special report entitled “100 Dives to Do Before You Die.”

    Malapascua was picked for its consistent thresher shark sightings while Apo Island was chosen for its excellent spots that attract underwater photographers.

    Apo Island Marine Sanctuary was chosen because it is replete with a continuous chain of underwater life, with hard and soft corals attracting reef fish like snappers, surgeon fish, damsel fish, parrot fish, anemone fish and wrasse, which, in turn, invite large species like barracuda, tuna, white tip and black tip sharks, turtles and manta rays.

    Sport Diver said they scoured the globe to come up with the list of underwater sites that divers should not miss.

    The Department of Tourism said the inclusion of the Philippine sites in the United Kingdom’s publication proved that the country is a must see site and is among the world’s best diving destinations.

    The DOT also said the country is expected to register a banner year with the quality and quantity of sales and promotions programs implemented by the department, with arrivals from the United Kingdom potentially breaching the 90,000 mark by yearend.

    “In our participation in various travel trade fairs, we seldom encounter questions on the country’s security. Instead, we get rave comments about our sites,” said Domingo Ramon Enerio, Philippine tourism attaché to London.

    The UK market has consistently been a significant source of tourists and the arrival of British visitors had increased by 18 percent during the first half of the year.

    Good News Pilipinas » Malapascua & Apo Island among world’s top dive spots
     
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