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Dumaguete

ABOVE THE WATER

Dumaguete (pronounced “doomagetty”) is on the island of Negros, just opposite the southern tip of Cebu Island. The environment surrounding Dumaguete offers a number of activities including dolphin watching, waterfall visits, bird watching, island hopping and more. There are a number of fantastic spots to check out whilst you’re in the town itself. The Catherine of Alexandria Church was built in 1854 and edges the Quezon Park. The Bellfry Tower is another incredible attraction that has stood in the city for almost 200 years. The tower served as a watchtower during the world wars and prior to that gave warning signals to the locals of pirate raids. Both buildings make for some fantastic photographs.

Dumaguete Bellfry Tower

BELOW THE WATER

Most of the diving will take place at the famous Apo Island Marine Sanctuary, where you will find coral encrusted walls, schooling pelagic fish, photogenic turtles and crystal clear water! Closer to the shore there are a myriad of dives along the Dauin coastline where you will find exquisitely rare macro critters. With a sharp eye, you might be able to find a wonderpus, hairy or clown frogfish, and don’t miss the mandarin fish mating dances at dusk. See below for an example of some of the more popular dive sites;

ATMOSPHERE HOUSE REEF (REEF & MACRO)

Only a step away from Atmosphere and one of the largest coastal sanctuaries, the house reef offers splendid underwater life. The reef covers a large area where soft and hard coral mix with sponges down to around 25 meters. The site has plenty of macro life, including mantis and harlequin shrimps, frogfish, leaf scorpion fish, ghost pipefish and sometimes even blue ring octopus hunting in the reef. Turtles reside in the reef area, as does a large solitary barracuda. The house reef is a great dive for fish identification and photography.

APO ISLAND – COGON (REEF)

This dive site is known for its strong currents and starts on a sandy slope and progresses to a coral slope with amazing colours and a vast array of soft corals and sponges. Look out for the family of bump head parrot fish as well as the occasional giant trevally. Eventually the topography changes to a wall dive with big coral boulders and outcrops. The current ensures there is a variety of marine life and keep an eye open in the blue for the huge schools of big eye trevallies.

SIQUIJOR ISLAND – PALITON WALL (REEF & WALL)

Diving Siquijor there’s almost always a turtle or two passing by and if you pay enough attention to corals and cracks in the wall you’ll find lots of nudis, shrimps and crabs. Look closely to fans and you might even encounter a pygmy seahorse. As always in the walls there’s lot of reef fish life like fire cobys, red snappers and marble groupers, sometimes even eagle rays.

Accommodation in Dumaguete

Atmosphere-Resort-&-Spa

Atmosphere Resort & Spa/ Atmosphere Dive

  • Type: Resort
  • Suitable For Non Divers: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: Yes
  • Air-Conditioning: Yes
  • Hot Water: Yes
  • On-Site Dive Shop: Yes
  • Resort Highlight: An Incredible Attention To Detail!
  • Diving Highlight: A Macro Photographers Dream
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Atlantis-Resort-Dumaguete

Atlantis Dive Resort Dumaguete/ Atlantis Dive

  • Type: Resort
  • Suitable For Non Divers: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: Yes
  • Air-Conditioning: Yes
  • Hot Water: Yes
  • On-Site Dive Shop: Yes
  • Resort Highlight: All Inclusive Dive Vacations, Including All Meals & Upto 5 Dives Per Day!
  • Diving Highlight: Macro Haven With Day Trips To Coral Gardens & Walls
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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort/ Sea Explorers

  • Type: Resort
  • Suitable For Non Divers: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: Yes
  • Air-Conditioning: Yes
  • Hot Water: Yes
  • On-Site Dive Shop: Yes
  • Resort Highlight: Endless Activity Options
  • Diving Highlight: Coral, Macro & Pelagics
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The Azure Dive Resort

AZURE DIVE RESORT/ DIVE OPERATOR

AZURE DIVE RESORT

  • Type: Resort
  • Suitable For Non Divers: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: Yes
  • Air-Conditioning: Yes
  • Hot Water: Yes
  • On-Site Dive Shop: Yes
  • Resort Highlight: Excellent quality service at all times!
  • Diving Highlight: Visayas- great coral gardens and a selection reef fishes
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Dive Operators In Dumaguete

Dive-Society-Dauin

Dive Society Dauin

  • Type: Dive & Tour Operator
  • Snorkelling/ Non Diving Tours Available: Yes
  • Dive Courses Available: Yes
  • Training Pool: Yes
  • Equipment For Hire: Yes
  • Equipment For Sale: No
  • Dive Shop Highlight: Fantastic House Reef Right At The Front Door
  • Diving Highlight: Amazing Coral Reef Gardens
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