Mindanao is the second largest island in the
Philippines with more than 94.000 km˛ and Davao City is the largest city of the island
Mindanao and the largest city of the Philippines outside Metro Manila. Mount Apo
(near to Davao City), with a high of 2954m is the highest mountain in the Philippines (in
1936 Mount Apo was declared a national park).
The island group of Mindanao contains 6 regions:
Zamboanga Peninsula (Zamboanga
del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay)
Northern Mindanao (Camiguin
Island. Cagayan de Oro City)
Davao Region (Compostela Valley,
Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Davao del Sur)
SOCCSKSARGEN (South Cotabato,
Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City)
Caraga (Agusan del Norte, Agusan
del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Islands)
ARMM (Autonomous Region in
One of the best known regions for diving in this
area is the City of Cagayan de Oro. However, since the best dive
sites around Cagayan de Oro are all located near the Island of Camiguin, I recommend to
stay direct on Camiguin
Island for your diving holidays.
To be continued...
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