The diving... Okay, so we tend to get very enthusiastic about our dive destinations, but hands down, THIS one is topping on our list! The diving around Dauin is a brilliant mixture of cool thriving reefs (like prober, FULL ON coral reefs, just like you have seen them on TV) and funky macro life. A perfect match! Most of the diving is done from the beach or close to the coast, where the current hardly exists.
On a more general note... The diving is suitable for all levels of divers, but especially highly recommendable for the geeky diver seeking rare macro sightings! The beginner, seeking easy diving and pretty reefs will love the turtles and the pretty patches of reef, but be aware! The area is very much about diving on the black volcanic sand, looking for the strange life that can be found in this kind of habitat. It is like a treasure hunt, where weird tiny marine life is the pretty gems. If you haven't tried muck diving, THIS is the place to start! And, if you also want to experience the full on coral reef and some bigger marine life, you can always get on a boat and head out to the world famous Apo Island and Sumilon island. (We have to say it again the corals out there are pretty damn fine!). If you want relaxed beach diving with rare and odd marine life, you should dive the coast of Dauin. If you want it all, dive both Dauin Coast and Apo Island and enjoy the wickedness of the Philippine waters.
Above water Dauin is a local town just South of Dumaguete City. Dumaguete City is placed in the middle of The Visayas and is the perfect travel hub to other famous dive destinations. Siquijor, Bohol, Moalboal, Malapascua or Sipalay is less than a days travel from Dumaguete, which makes it a perfect stop on your way around the Philippines…
The diversity of the coast is truly magnificent, and the underwater scenery is as pure as it gets. With the islands cultural attractions on land, the gentle people, dramatic landscape and amazing diving opportunities, it is a combination that is spot on.
On the day of arrival,
your equipment will be fitted and packed for the following days of
diving. The rest of the day is left for exploring on land and settling
in. The days while living, consist of diving until afternoon, on the
local and offshore sites. All dives will be done from shore, except for
day trip dives on Apo Island. Apo Island is dived from a boat.
There will be no refund on dives not used. Check out is at noon.
DIVE PACKAGE:Fundiving Dauin: 4 days & 3 nights, 4 dives
recommend this Package if you have limited time but still want to see
Dauin/Apo Island. You will be able to do some of the local dive sites,
and depending on the schedule in the shop and the weather, you might
also be able to make it out to Apo Island. But it is not a guarantee!
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours, after your last dive, before flying.
(some countries will allow you to fly after 18 hours on land).
recommend that you book an extra few nights in the
accommodation. The place is so relaxed and lovely, most people hang out
for longer periods, and takes a well deserved break from the backpacking
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