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“Your Safety is Key”

Adventure Dive Shop
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Owner description: Tired of huge resorts where you’re just another one of the crowd ? Mike’s Beach Resort is a small family run venue that’s also the newest resort in Dauin. We have eight rooms only feet from the Beach as is our lagoon pool with waterfall. Our goal is to provide the highest quality holiday experience -- our size means we’re never too busy to succeed.
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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“Your Safety is Key”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Mike Feeney's dive trips out of Dumaguete or from his base in Dauin are well organized, using well maintained, reliable equipment---a top notch operation. Quality PADI dive training from discovery dives thru advanced and specialty certifications are also offered. His resort in Dauin is a family-run, small but beautiful place with excellent food, & very personal attention to guests. They also offer climbing, caving & bikeing outings, tho I have only been diving with them. The Feeney's (Joe Ann & Mike), have also been very active in the Dauin, Apo & Dumaguete communities; creating health & school support programs for local kids.

Visited August 2011
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Daegu, South Korea
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A little disappointed.”
Reviewed 7 January 2012

I think we were overcharged for our day trip compared to other dive shops. We were to told to be at a specific place at 930am and didn't even make it on to the boat until after 11. We also had to swim out to the boat and were all told that it was only waist deep (one member of our group was not a strong swimmer) and it was actually neck deep with crazy waves crashing over us. Not a great start to the day. Once we arrived, the rest of the day went well. One thing that bothered me was that they wanted to charge my friend the same amount that they charged us and she didn't even snorkel, she just came for the boat ride. We went with another dive shop after that and the price was greatly reduced for the members of our group that just wanted to come along for the ride.

Visited December 2011
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Lancing, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Fun, Sun and Safety”
Reviewed 10 January 2011

My husband and I arrived quite late in Dumaguete. So instead of heading to Apo Island we stayed in the city and looked for a dive shop. Found the Adventure Dive Shop right along Boulevard. With their staff Jake who is very friendly and accommodating we agreed for the price. For some might find it a few pesos more. 3 dives was 4000 but it was all worth it. The staff were cool and fun. You can be assured that you will have fun, all the gears were properly serviced which ensures your safety when you go diving and made it even more fun.
The owner Mike Feeney gave us a quick orientation for drift diving which is awesome.. being an open water advance yet only done a few dives, it was great to know that people like Mike whose number one priority like safety is on top of the list. Great staff and truly fun experience. Love the corals in apo... breath taking.
I will recommend Adventure Dive shop to every one. Best if you stay at their resort which is cozy, spacious, friendly staffs and enjoyable.. specially if you are travelling with a family. It can be a paradise.

Visited January 2011
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Windsor ,california
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“cleanest place in town ,”
Reviewed 14 April 2010

Mike and Joanne hosted us in mid-February. The weather was wonderful, it is a perfect time to go there. The rooms are clean, neat, and they serve excellent food. We brought our 4-year old and he was busy all day in the pool. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to get a feel for Philippine waters. Bring your kids, great and safe enviornment for them. Beautiful place I would recommend it anytime! The trip to Apo Island was a blast. When diving Mike showed us some rare fish that you won't see if you don't on your own . His staff handled all our gear and made it very easy on us . We thank you Mike .......

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Quezon City, Philippines
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“Will come back for more.”
Reviewed 5 April 2010

Mike’s Resort

Clean rooms. CATV and hot water. Beautifully maintained lawns. Friendly and courteous staff. Good food (especially the grilled lapu-lapu and their sea food pasta) and cold beer. Relaxing atmosphere. What more can you ask for? For the price, nothing beats it (believe us, we’ve done the research).

Adventure Dive Shop

Spacious dive boat (although the ones we used were rented since the shop’s boat was under maintenance). The dive guides were excellent spotters (we were able to see everything Mike promised that we will see; plus a bonus wonderpus!)

As for the rates, I would say Adventure Dive Shop perfectly is somewhere in the middle as far as Dumaguete diving goes. You will find shops who offer cheaper dives but with a compromise (smaller boats, lesser safety precautions, etc.) You’ll also find shops with big dive boats that give you all the luxuries you’ll want, but of course, with a price. With Adventure Dive Shop, there’s no compromise on safety, the boats are comfortable, they have well-maintained back-up equipment, and even emergency O2, at just about the right price.

Mike (the owner)

A handsome fellow and a great host. He was very accommodating during our initial inquiries via email and more so when we arrived at his resort. He arranged our transportation from the airport to the resort and vice versa and even for our land tour of Dumaguete. He even gave us a tour of the local market during the “market day.”

As a dive master (I believe he is a certified instructor), he is one of the best my wife and I have dived with. He shows his environmental concern by reminding his divers not to grab (or as he puts it “make love”) any part of the reef. He keeps an eye out for each and every diver under his care. He even noticed us and gave assistance when I was helping out my wife who had problems with her regulator during a really fast drift dive.

All in all, we’re extremely pleased with the resort and dive shop and will definitely come back for more. We’ll dive you again Mainit!

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