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Scuba Diving

Dive, Chill, Fun and Sun with Liquid Dumaguete - photo by Kin Soon Cheong Jun 9-14, 2015

Dive, Chill, Fun and Sun with Liquid Dumaguete

GPS waypoint: N 09° 12.684 E 123° 17.082
Location: Just after Km. 12 (enter road on Petron Gas Station), Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines 6217

All in One at Liquid
Liquid Dumaguete is an oasis along the Dauin coastline, fronting the unique hot springs within the Mainit Marine Reserve. That alone makes for a compelling stay. But there's more. They offer a bundled package from lodging, meals, and dives - making Liquid a one-stop destination for all your needs in the Dauin area.

Paradise in Dauin
I couldn't think of a better way to impress my Vietnamese guest, Tuyen, than to have her stay at Liquid Dumaguete. We had a rustic cottage with a spacious veranda within a manicured cul-de-sac by the beach. Sumptuous food at the restaurant was tailored to the Western palate with attention to plating. Serving size for the entire dinner course was more than filling. For dives, it's first-rate, being a recognized PADI 5-star IDC Resort.

Tim and Zoe
Hands-on owners Tim and Zoe have done their fair share of dives and backpacking across Southeast Asia for years before settling-in in Dauin to put up their own shop. Their years of experience is clearly visible in the way they run Liquid Dumaguete - the dives, the resto, the bar and the bungalows are well-organized and professionally run. Confidence is high when you let Liquid Dumaguete handle your itinerary.

Fun Dives to Bulak and Masaplod Norte
A stay in Liquid is not complete without taking out a dive with them. I joined them on the much dive at Bulak and at the reef dive in Masaplod Norte, both in Dauin. Dauin is featured as one of the best diving spots in the world by reputable dive publications and coffee table books. True enough, the dives did not disappoint. The marine life was intense and the reef system was still very much intact despite the typhoons that hit Negros Oriental in the last few years.

Off to Apo Island
Tuyen and I could have stayed at Liquid forever. But Apo Island beckons and another chapter in our travels await. Liquid was generous enough to give us a lift on one of their boats heading to Apo Island (for more Liquid dives). Thank you Tim and Zoe! Our stay at Liquid Dumaguete made our Dauin experience truly memorable.

--- TheLoneRider

Next stop: Apo Island

Google Map Dumaguete, Philippines

tourist attractions in Dumaguete tourist attractions hotels in Dumaguete - hotel
Hotel Essencia Hotel Essencia - 9-storie hotel in the heart of Dumaguete
    39 Real St., Corner San Juan St., Dumaguete City - 09°18'32.1"N 123°18'20.3"E
scuba diving in Dumaguete scuba diving
  • Mario Scuba Diving and Homestay Mario Scuba Diving and Homestay - homestay in Apo Island, scuba diving, restaurant
    Apo Island - 09°04'40.08"N 123°16'09.19"E
  • Dumaguete Divers Dumaguete Divers - scuba diving in Apo Island, resto / cafe, accommodation
    Dauin - 9°11'18.6"N 123°15'54.3"E
cafes in Dumaguete cafe
the 2nd level resto is the chillout place for food and interaction menu for the to order a day ahead Liquid Dumaguete grounds shaded frontage by the sea
Tuyen chilling out with our gear for Apo Island Liquid Dumaguete has small motorboat taking guests to the big boat for island and dive tours little boat on stand-by for guest boarding all aboard!
leisurely lunch with Tuyen at the al fresco 2nd level resto Tuyen getting the hang of her snorkeling gear at the dive pool it's about a 10-min walk to the street but tricycles are available to take you in chilling out in our comfortable cottage
the main building - dive shop, resto, reception, etc. equipment rinsing / shower area on the front porch of our lovely cottage...check-out the manicured garden! expansive beach-front yard
Liquid Dumaguete bungalows - charming and comfortable another view of the main building color kaleidoscope on the resto Tuyen by the resto with pool view
nothing beats starting the day with sumptuous breakfast, beach view and a refreshing breeze a slice of paradise on God's green earth - you'll find it at Liquid Dumaguete aboard the dive boat for Apo Island Apo Island on the horizon
dive buddies from Liquid Dumaguete all smiles for Tuyen and me eager for the dive the awesome boat crew
watching the mainland of Negros Oriental get smaller and smaller with Dive Master, Alesia Koh frog fish? photo by Kin Soon Cheong garter sea snake? photo by Kin Soon Cheong
camouflaged shrimp - photo by Kin Soon Cheong uni brank? euni brangk? divers get ecstatic when they see this - photo by Kin Soon Cheong sunset seahorse (I just made that name up) - photo by Kin Soon Cheong diver and turtle - photo by Kin Soon Cheong

Liquid Dumaguete Blogs

How to Get to Dumaguete from Cebu City

From Cebu's South Bus Terminal you can take either:
  • Cebu to Dumaguete via Bato - this is farther and takes more time but more convenient specially if you carry baggage. It's only one ride which includes a ferry crossing from Bato (Cebu) to Tampi (Negros) and you get off at the Ceres Bus Terminal in Dumaguete. P270 including barge fee, 6 hours
  • Cebu via Liloan - this is quicker but involves 3 separate rides: bus ride from Cebu to Liloan, ferry ride across Tanon Strait, then a jeep/bus ride from Sibulan to Dumaguete. If you don't have luggage, this route is recommended

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Tuyen NguyenTuyen Vietnam
(July 16, 2015) I'm grateful for all the best things you've given to me.. you're the gentlest man I've met, Git!

Jun 9-14, 2015

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