New on the block

Dauin, Dumaguete is a remarkable diving destination for many reasons and should be one to get under your weight belt. Easy to get to, just a short flight from either Manila, Cebu, or a fast ferry ride from Bohol, Dauin coastline offers world-class macro diving and fantastic wide-angle opportunities at Apo Island. Large stretches of the black sand Dauin coastline are marine protected areas and life is flourishing because of it, not just the bigger fish but also the critters. Famous for Frogfish, Dauin ranks as one of the top two macro locations in the Philippines alongside Anilao. About a 50-minute boat ride away is Apo Island. The oldest marine protected sanctuary in the Philippines; this small island plays host to extremely vibrant coral life, fish and large numbers of sea turtles.

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Silver Sands Dive Resort is a relative newcomer on the beach, but developed, built, and run by a very experienced bunch; the concept is a new one in the Philippines, if not worldwide in terms of the low environmental impact of the build and materials used, to zero impact waste management, commitment to local livelihood projects and commitment to producing a fantastic array of plant-based cuisine created from local produce. It is for this reason Silver Sands scores a top five in our Vegan fare grading.

The resort is built from upcycled materials that are renewable and energy-efficient, with a selection of villa, comfort suites, and capsule-style rooms, there is undoubtedly an accommodation that will appeal and all our packages are inclusive of the resorts fantastic food.

 

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Diving in Dumaguete has something to offer for everyone. Although widely known as the second-best location for muck diving in the Philippines (hotly contended), there is also a stunning array of coral life and pelagic action. All dive sites in Dauin are marine sanctuaries, attesting to the success of these is not only the life within them but also the plentiful numbers of fish just outside, waiting to come in for dinner. About 50 minutes away on the dive bangka is Apo Island, the longest-running marine protected area in the Philippines and home to extremely healthy fish, coral, and turtle populations. During your visit at Silver Reef don’t miss diving Mainit, San Miguel north, Atlantis house reef, Car Wrecks, Dauin Norte, Dauin Sur and Apo Island.

Itinerary

  • Awesome breakfast with plenty of plant-based food available including bread from the vegan bakery.
  • On to the big bangka boat to head out for dive one.
  • Snack on the boat, huge array of vegan choices, pastries and cakes.
  • Dive number two.
  • Back to the resort for lunch, again plenty of vegan options.
  • Relax by the pool, prepare your camera in the camera room.
  • Dive number three. Choose from an afternoon dive, sunset or night dive.
  • Afternoon snack.
  • Dive number four. Choose from a sunset dive or a night dive (highly recommended).
  • Dinner, drinks and relaxing, or perhaps head into Dumaguete town to experience a thriving university buzz.

Packages

3 nights in a Comfort Suite room
from $490 USDper person
  • 8 fantastic dives.
  • Full board cuisine including coffee, tea and water.
  • Silver Sands scores a FIVE on our vegan fare scale.
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5 nights in a Comfort Suite room
from $900 USDper person
  • 16 fantastic dives.
  • Full board cuisine including coffee, tea and water.
  • Silver Sands scores a FIVE on our vegan fare scale.
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7 nights in a Comfort Suite room
from $1310 USDper person
  • 24 fantastic dives.
  • Full board cuisine including coffee, tea and water.
  • Silver Sands scores a FIVE on our vegan fare scale.
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