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 among 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 hosts extremely vibrant coral life, fish, and large numbers of sea turtles.
Sliver Reef Dive Resort was built from scratch with an aware and environmentally responsible plan in mind. From the beginning, the service has focused on providing inclusive plant-based dive holidays. For this reason Silver Reef gets our vote as the most aware and inclusive dive resort in the Philippines.
The resort is built from upcycled renewable and energy-efficient materials; with a selection of villas, comfort suites, and capsule-style rooms, there is undoubtedly a room that will appeal. All our packages include the resort’s fantastic food.
Diving in Dumaguete has something to offer 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 these successes is the life within them and 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 to Silver Reef, don’t miss diving Mainit, San Miguel North, Atlantis house reef, Car Wrecks, Dauin Norte, Dauin Sur, and Apo Island.
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