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City of the Gentle People, Dumaguete is different from any other destination in the Philippines. With it’s charming and relaxed city, great diving in Dauin and Apo Island and easy connections to other destinations, Dumaguete is increasingly a firm favourite to visit.

Dumaguete is the capital of Negros Oriental and is located on the southeast coast of Negros Island. The city, which feels more like a large town, has a laid back atmosphere owing to its gentle people and sizeable population of university students. There are interesting historical monuments like the Belfry and church built in the 1870’s. It has perhaps the best seafront promenade (in our opinion!) to have a lovely stroll, rent a bicycle or hang out with the locals under the large acacia trees. The best time is late afternoon and into the evening as it has a good selection of bars and restaurants lining it.

Diving in Dauin

Dumaguete offers fantastic macro diving with almost every dive site being a marine protected area. Dive Apo Island on Mamsa point to say you’ve dived and survived its exhilarating currents.

Good to know

  • Best time of year: Diving all year round, but best between February and July
  • Dive Qualification: Open Water dive qualification suitable
  • Favorite dive sites: Mamsa and Coconut on Apo Island, Car Wrecks and Masalpon in Dauin
  • Off gas day: Take a trek in the mountains and see the Twin Lakes and Geo Thermal electric plant
  • Sunset drinks: Anywhere selling a cold San Miguel
  • Try food at: Check out Hayabay for the local food and live music
  • Local Highlights: Visit Dumaguete City to see the historic church, stroll down the Boulevard

Dumaguete – on the map


Resorts and Dive Centres


Guide Price

1345

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic flights

  • Domestic transfers

Atmosphere Resort and Spa

      This is one of those place that when you see the advertising you automatically think ‘I want to go there’ and you wouldn’t be disappointed, this is an exceptional resort.   Think diving with a feeling of zen… soon after you walk into Atmosphere resort you hear soft music, appreciate the beauty of...


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Guide Price

1595

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights, full board

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic flights

  • Domestic transfers

Atlantis Dumaguete

        Atlantis Resort in Dumaguete ticks the boxes for all you need to have for a great diving holiday: Great service, great accommodation, great food and of course, great diving.   Just 30 minutes drive south of Dumaguete City is the municipality of Dauin, where the Atlantis resort is perfectly located for easy access to...


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Guide Price

695

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic flights

  • Domestic transfers

Thalatta Resort

  Almost at the Southern point of Negros Oriental, in the municipality of Zamboanguita, is Thalatta Resort, perfectly located for access to the best diving in the Dauin area. One of the first things that guests may notice after their warm reception welcome at Thalatta Resort, is the well maintained garden full of tropical flowering plants,...


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Guide Price

775

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic flights

  • Domestic transfers

Mike’s Dauin Beach & Dive Resort

    Situated metres away from the famed Car Wrecks dive site in Dauin, Mike’s Resort is perfectly located to give easy access to what could be considered the best macro dive site of the Visayan Region. One of the first things that strike you about the resort is how well thought out the accommodation block...


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Guide Price

655

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic flights

  • Domestic transfers

Liquid Dive Resort

       Home away from home… that is Liquid Resort in a nutshell. Owners Zoe and Tim, the rest of the Liquid staff and the relaxed atmosphere just makes you feel like you want to join their happy family! Eat, sleep, dive… live… is their simple motto. What else is there? The Lodge, or main...


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