Diving in Dauin

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Let’s start by saying Diving in Dauin is awesome! As a rule we don’t stay in resorts. We did it only one time before, and that was a very small resort (on Bunaken Island, Indonesia). Fancy resorts aren’t really our style and they certainly don’t fit our budget. But… while in Philippines you should dive, right? So we’re having a really good time at Liquid Dumaguete Dive Resort near Dumaguete on Negros Oriental and we’re trying really hard not to think about the big chunk of our budget that we’re literally blowing away with each breath underwater.

Spectacular diving

We were getting a bit spoiled about diving, having been to so many great dive sites on this year long trip. Diving at Panglao and Moalboal was nice, but not amazing. But I have to say, my first two dives off the coast of Dauin were quite spectacular. So far we love diving in Dauin. We went to Masoplod South and Sahara. Great dive sites, very healthy corals, amazing macro life, large schools of fish… I really enjoyed it! And I really hope we will be back here one day!

Creatures we spotted while diving in Dauin

  • 3 sea horses
  • a ghost pipefish
  • a tiny clown frogfish
  • a few other frogfishes
  • lots of shrimps
  • a giant cuttle fish (it was HUGE) and a tiny one
  • a big patch of garden eels
  • a massive grouper
  • a school of Yellow Snappers
  • ….. and so much more…
Diving in Dauin - Right at the end of the dive we saw this painted frogfish

Right at the end of the dive we saw this painted frogfish


Diving in Dauin - Porcelain crab on an anemone

Porcelain crab on an anemone


Diving in Dauin - Tiny crinoid commensal shrimp on a black and white feather star

Tiny crinoid commensal shrimp on a black and white feather star


Diving in Dauin - I'm not exactly sure but I think this might be a juvenile Broadclub cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus)

I’m not exactly sure but I think this might be a juvenile Broadclub cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus)


Diving in Dauin - Yeah! A thorny seahorse!

Yeah! A thorny seahorse!


Diving in Dauin - Tiny clown frogfish, only about 2cm big. So cute!

Tiny clown frogfish, only about 2cm big. So cute!


Diving in Dauin - Black spotted puffer fish, not a very special sight, but he was posing so nicely

Black spotted puffer fish, not a very special sight, but he was posing so nicely


Diving in Dauin - I'm not sure what this is, a shrimp? Haven't been able to identify it...

I’m not sure what this is, a shrimp? Haven’t been able to identify it…


Diving in Dauin - Beautiful big corals and colourful feather stars

Beautiful big corals and colourful feather stars


Diving in Dauin - I love nudibranchs! As far as I can tell this is a Halgerda batangas

I love nudibranchs! As far as I can tell this is a Halgerda batangas





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Lisa

Lisa

Lisa is an experienced online marketing professional currently working as digital nomad. She's the mother of a precious little ginger haired boy and if time permits she likes to read, write, travel the world and dive.