Chapel - Apo Island
Entry Type Boat/Shore
Hazards Boat Traffic
Points of Interest Deep and Steep Wall
The Chapel dive site is named after its location adjacent to the Islands church chapel. The site mainly sits on a reef flat down to 8m, covered in scattered bombies until the wall edge. At the northern part it is a sandy slope that gradually turns into dense coral cover as it goes south.
The wall runs north/south and parallels the island. The wall is a sheer wall dropping down past 40m. The wall has all sorts of encrusting life and a few ledges and overhangs. There are some soft coral tree’s and fans adorning the wall. One particular ledge/overhang at 18m, always has some cool critters inside of it. The wall eventually dissipates into a gradually declining wall, completely adorned in amazingly healthy and very dense hard and soft corals. The deep blue off the wall sometimes reveals some awesome big pelagic life, so always keep an eye out as you do not know what may pop out!
The reef flat of plateau is a perfect safety stop swim back to the boat. Again, amazing hard corals always has turtles all through it, and they are very friendly and photogenic. There are also plenty of reef fish throughout the whole site.
This site is great for divers of all levels and for snokellers as well. This site is also diveable almost every day of the year, as it is protected from weather and currents most of the year in the bay here.