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Dive Review of Mikes Dive and Beach Resort in
Philippines/Dauin (Dumaguete)

Mikes Dive and Beach Resort: "Apo Island, Dauin muck diving, Mikes Dive and Beach Resort", Jan, 2017,

by Robert L Short, CO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9544 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Utah, California, Akumal Mexico, Cozumel, Philippines
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There Direct flight to Dumaguete from Manila on either Cebu Pacific or Phil Air. About $65 US dollars one way. The resort will meet you there with a driver in a van and take you to the resort for about $13 dollars US for a whole van which holds about 6 people and gear. About a 25 minute ride from the airport to the resort

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 28 to 29 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Didn't see any dedicated tables on the boats for cameras but they did have a rinse busket for them and the same back at the resort ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments After reading reviews on Trip Advisor I booked 4 nights at Mikes Dive and Beach Resort this past January--later we decided to stay 2 extra nights but the only room left was a deluxe room so we stayed in a standard room for 4 nights and deluxe room the last two nights (more on that later). Hadn't really communicated with anyone before arriving except to schedule the airport pick up. This a small resort with only 8 rooms--6 standard and 2 deluxe. The resort is right on the beach which is a very dark and course sand so if you were expecting a beautiful beach you may be disappointed. They have a nice pool with waterfall, a nice restaurant and bar and a small dive shop. The grounds are very well maintained and being so small it never feels crowded at all--all rooms were booked while we were there. I made contact with Corri the office manager when we checked in and were shown to our room. Nice size room with large bathroom, a/c, and tv, two chairs and small table right outside the room on a large share balcony. The only real difference between standard and deluxe rooms are the deluxe has a small refrigerator and is on the corner of the building with a ocean view--rooms are the same size. Came down to eat and Jonathan (from UK) made immediate contact with me about diving--let me know what was coming up and when. After lunch I went to the dive shop and got set up with all my gear for the next day's diving. The next morning at nine we ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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