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Lake Mainit is the country’s fourth largest lake and the deepest lake in the Philippines, with a maximum depth of 223 m. Located in the northeastern part of the island of Mindanao, this lake is shared between the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Norte. The name of the lake is a Visayan word mainit, which means “hot” or “warm.”
Lake Mainit’s aquatic resources are highly diverse. The lake is home to various fish species, and fishing remains the main source of livelihood of the townspeople. Tourists can also find boats for rent for touring, ideal for bigger groups of 40-60 persons. Hopefully, we can find ways to keep these bodies of water preserved for generations to come.
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