I stayed at Liquid in early May 2012 and had the most fantastic week. Zoe and Tim have created a wonderful dive resort in a beautiful location. The atmosphere is totally chilled out, everyone is super friendly and the diving was amazing and so accessible. The cottages have everything you need - no air con and be ready for hot spring showers (very sustainable and cool or actually quite hot!) - but really nicely done. Ask for cottage number one, the best view ever straight onto the sea. And the sound of the waves on the shore as you drop off to sleep and wake up was heaven.
The central bar/restaurant/chill out area became my home from home. Food is home cooked, tasty and amazing value. It was great to be able to meet fellow guests over meals, especially as I was travelling alone.
And the reason for the trip - the diving. It was the best diving I have done in years, having been recently in Thailand, Key West Florida and Egypt. I was amazed by the coral and the sheer variety of fish. The instructors I dived with (Jim, Alfred, Gui thank you all!) were great at spotting and pointing out the tiny but amazing creatures Iwould have missed otherwise. And I have not seen so many turtles in a week ever. Just lovely. As I only dive usually only once a year the key thing for me is to feel really comfortable and secure with my equipment and dive masters and instructors and I definitely did here. Everyone was so helpful on and off the boat and everything was really well organised.
If you want a break with amazing diving, a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere (no crazy parties though quite a few nightly cocktails were consumed) and clean, simple accommodation then this is the place for you. I will definitely be back!
- Also Known As:
- Liquid Dumaguete Philippines/Dauin, Dumaguete City
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Liquid is a new style resort based in Bulak, Dauin, about 20minutes from Dumaguete City. Scuba diving in the Philippines is amazing, explore it with our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. Liquid Dive Dumaguete is your home away from home where you are part of the family. Affordable, comfortable modern facilities with a native twist set on a large beach front property with views of Apo and Siquijor Islands. Aimed towards the modern day traveler that can do without the air-con, mini-bar or private butler service of high end hotels. Whether you are a flashpacker, backpacker or holidaymaker Liquid is the place for you. Talk to like minded travelers over family style dinners after a day of world class dives. Our team understand the need for comfort on a budget in a friendly relaxing atmosphere and that’s exactly what we offer, after all we live here!! - eat, sleep, dive...live - it's that simple ... more less