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Dive Review of Liquid Dumaguete in
Philippines/Dumaguete/Dauin

Liquid Dumaguete: "Great Diving at a nice location", May, 2018,

by ROBERT PECORARO, HI, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 10374 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my second visit to Liquid Dumaguete. The resort is located in the center of the prime diving area in Dauin. There are two types of rooms: A/C and Fan rooms. I had a fan room on my first visit and A/C on my last, but the A/C rooms are definitely the way to go. It gets quite hot there and it is a good way to escape the heat and relax, when necessary. The resort has a very good restaurant and you can choose to eat at their location above the office or adjacent to the pool, where there is also a bar. Like other resorts along the Dauin coast, it is a bit isolated if you want to go to town. Transportation is cheap and the resort can set up a taxi or trike to get you where you want to go. We found it unnecessary to leave the resort. The diving is done in small groups, either from a larger boat, a small taxi boat, or from the shore, utilizing their dive truck. My wife and I were assigned our own divemaster for the week that we were there. He was great at finding all sorts of critters. The diving in Dumaguete is diverse. There is great muck diving along the coast and beautiful reefs out at Apo Island. Since it was only my wife and I assigned to our DM, and there was a large group from Australia at the resort, we were often relegated to diving from the truck or small taxi boat. This was a bit uncomfortable at times. There was one night dive that we did off the taxi boat, that should have been done from the main boat, which was available. They had assigned an extra diver to our little group and I think that the taxi boat was just too small for that. But overall the diving was outstanding, as was our Divemaster. The resort staff was friendly and helpful and the resort grounds were beautiful and well kept. I would definitely stay there again should I return to Dumaguete.
Websites Liquid Dumaguete   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Continental US, Hawaii, caribbean, Indo Pacific, Africa, Asia, South Pacific, Antarctica
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There Fly into Dumaguete from a major airport in the Philippines. Liquid can arrange transport for a fee or you can take a taxi. It's about a half hour ride.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79-83°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions It was diving in small groups with an assigned divemaster, according to the experience of the divers.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments I think that the large boat had a small rinse bucket, but there was a larger, dedicated rinse tank on shore. We worked on our cameras in our rooms. The subject matter is incredible. Lots of diversity.
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