OCEAN BX IN PHILIPPINES, ASIA
The Philippines is an archipelago in South-East Asia of more than seven thousand islands located between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea at the very eastern edge of Asia.
LOCATION IN ASIA
Many wonderful beaches are just part of one of the world’s longest coastlines making it the perfect playground for Freediving. It takes about 20 years to spend a day on every island. Since Spanish colonial times, the country has been Asia’s largest Catholic country. Over a hundred ethnic groups, a mixture of foreign influences and a fusion of culture and arts have enhanced the uniqueness of the Filipino identity and the wonder that is the Philippines and Asia.
MINDANAO ISLAND IN PHILIPPINES
Mindanao, island, the second largest (after Luzon) in the Philippines, in the southern part of the archipelago, surrounded by the Bohol, Philippine, Celebes, and Sulu seas.
Rugged, faulted mountains and volcanoes occur in many areas. Mount Apo, at 9,692 feet (2,954 metres), is an active volcano in the southern part of the central highlands; it is the highest peak in the Philippines. The island has narrow coastal plains, and broad, fertile basins and extensive swamps are formed by the Mindanao and Agusan river systems. Lake Lanao (Lake Sultan Alonto), created by a lava dam, has an area of 134 square miles (347 square km). The island has a marsh-game refuge and bird sanctuary. The rare Philippine eagle is found on Mindanao.
The marine life in the Philippines is overwhelmingly beautiful. Made up of more than 7,100 islands and located in the nutrient-rich Coral Triangle of Asia, the Philippines is home to an astounding number of marine creatures. World War II wrecks, steep drop-offs and tropical caves house colorful hard and soft corals as well as thousands of fantastical fish species.
Turles & Dugong
We have different varieties of sea turtles that lay throughout the year. Mindanao is implementing a policy to protect endangered species and programs are emerging with The Trinity Project.