The municipality of Dauin is known by both locals and tourists for its beautiful beaches and abundant aquatic life. There is no surprise that Scuba Diving in Dauin is a popular activity. Aside from that, Dauin is also the gateway to the beautiful and world-famous scuba diving destination…Apo Island. When it comes to Scuba Diving in Negros Oriental, Dauin is surely the place to go. Dauin offers muck diving, deep diving, macro diving, and drift diving in Apo Island. There is surely something for you in Dauin whatever your diving level and skill maybe!
Dauin is located about 15 km from Dumaguete City (capital of Negros Oriental). Apo Island is part of the municipality of Dauin and is located about 8km from its coast. It takes about 30-40 minutes to reach the island from most Beach Resorts in Dauin.
Plenty of Dive Resorts in Dauin can offer boat trips to the different dive sites in the area. Depending on the dive plan, most boats leave in the morning and do 2-3 boat dives per day. Valet diving pr “assisted” diving is also widely offered by most resort. So, all you have to do is get in your wetsuits, your gear, and jump in the water. The rest will be done for you!
If you’re not into boat dives, there are plenty of dive sites that offers shore entry. The Dauin Poblacion is the most popular shore entry dive site. There is a bantay dagat (sea guard/ local coast guard) post in the area with benches where you can gear up and rest. The coast of Dauin varies depending on the location. Some will have soft and grainy sand, while others will have a mixture rocks, pebbles, and sand. Make sure you contact your resort or dive shop for recommendations and preference ahead of time.
Scuba Diving in Dauin is a fun activity for family and friends. Several resorts offer Scuba Diving Courses that will fit each person’s needs. Best part, some of these courses take less than a day to finish! So, you can explore the underwater world of Dauin with your friends and family. What are you waiting for?