Caving in Rapu-rapu Island. Cavers of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Division of the DENR are half submerged in a cave stream while traversing inside the Pototan Cave in Batan Island, Rapu-rapu, Albay during their assessment. Pototan Cave can be found at Barangay Tinocawan and Manila in Batan Island and is accessible from Legazpi City  via a motorized banca for about forty-five minutes and from Brgy. Manila and by a ten minute hike from the beach to the main cave entrance. DENR Bicol classified the cave as Class II, which pertains to caves having “hazardous conditions and contain sensitive geological, archaeological, cultural, historical and biological values or high quality eco-systems”.

Photo Release: August 6, 2013