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Dived in many places in Philippines and heard must try diving in Dumaguete. I am glad to go there for a holiday and tried diving in this area. I will say is very good but I will not give Excellent for the dive sites.
We took a day trip with a boat organised by Harolds dive center to the Apo island and we were very satisfied! Nice people, breakfast on the boat, water, sandwich for lunch, snorkeling gear all for 1000php/person.
Seen a lot of turtles and beatiful reef...More
My son and husband dived while we stayed at Dauin, near Dumaguette. They saw everything they set out to see. Lots of frog fish, including a hairy frogfish which my husband had never seen before. A flamboyant cuttlefish which my son wanted to see, along...More
Tour companies wanted P2500/person to snorkle at Apo Island. One tour offered it for only P1300/person but never had a boat leaving within a week. Turned out, you can go yourself for very little money. Stay at one of the many inexpensive hotels (P400 to...More
Stayed at Liquid Dumaguete and took the PADI Open Water certification with Stephanie Duchensne. Liquid and Stephanie were fantastic. Always super friendly, patient, and professional...cannot recommend her enough! Did 3 dives at Apo Island and each one was incredible. If you are near the area...More
The diving sites were amazing. Everything from muck diving (flamboyant cuttlefish) to slopes filled with anemone and all kinds of corals with fish, to wall and drift diving. The crew were on top of everything and very helpful. Lunch on the boat was fun, too!...More
I shore and boat dived around Dumaguete and Dauin with Liquid Dumaguete at numerous sites in December and January 14/15. Spectacular corals and fish at all those places.
I also took a half day, 3 dive trip to Apo Island. The water out there was...More
I used two different Dive Centers on two different days, so I could get more dives at APO. I dove with Sea Explorers of Pura Vida and Mike's Dauin Beach Resort. Both Dive Centers are excellent: SAFE, knowledgeable divemasters, good gear, and comfortable outrigger dive...More