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Dive Isla Verde – Center of the Center of Marine Shorefish Biodiversity

Verde Island Passage is a strait that separates the islands of Luzon and Mindoro, connecting the South China Sea with the Tayabas Bay and the Sibuyan Sea beyond. It is one of the busiest sea lanes in the Philippines because it is the main shipping route between the Port of Manila and the Visayas and Mindanao in the south. Also many ferries navigate the waters, connecting the surrounding provinces of BatangasMarinduqueOccidental MindoroOriental Mindoro and Romblon.

The eponymous Verde Island, located right in the center of the strait, is one of the best diving places in the Philippines due to its pristine clear waters and nice under water view. Daily trips for scuba divers are made from Puerto Galera.

Description courtesy of wikipedia.org.

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