Package includes round trip airport transportation in Dumaguete, 11 nights accommodation, all meals, 9 days of diving with 3 dives per day and 2 night dives for a total of 29 dives. $2,960


I selected Dauin, in the Philippines because the diving is so much fun. Right off the coast are world class great muck dive sites featuring Blue Ring Octopus, Frog Fish, Flamboyant Cuttle Fish, and more. About a thirty minute boat ride away is Apo Island, famous for beautiful coral gardens, a bait ball, school of resident Jacks, turtles, and   a bit of current.

The dive sites in the area are mostly gentle slopes, sand patches, rubble & grassy areas, small coral reefs, and man made structures to attract marine life in terms of topography. There are also two piers in the area that offer unique macro and wide angle opportunities.
We will do two days of diving at Apo Island, which is a thirty minute boat ride. This island is famous for beautiful coral gardens, turtles, and the possibility of big schools of jacks and barracuda. One of the sites has a large school of bait fish that stick close to the reef.

I picked the Azure Resort because its owned by a diver, and designed for divers.  It is not a fancy five star resort, nor does it pretend to be. It is a very good value and the standard of quality is high. The resort has a lovely pool and is close walk to a store and Thai food restaurant. There are some charming restaurants near by, as well as a great menu modestly priced at the resort.

This is going to a fun trip hunting for seldom seen or unique marine life and enjoying beautiful coral gardens.


There are five requirements for this trip.
  1. You must have six months left on your passport to do this trip.
  2. You must also have DAN or other travel insurance.  I have DAN and I am alive today because it works.
  3. You must have trip insurance.    Get the best you can get. As hard as I try to make things go smooth there are things that happen beyond control.


The cost is $2,960 per person based on private room. If coming as a couple or friends sharing. The rate is $2,760 per person.  The package includes 11 night and 9-day dive package with 27 day dives, 2 night dives, meals, and roundtrip transportation to and from the airport.
Not included is  $110 in National Park diving fees.
Nitrox is billed at 5 per tank.
Does not include layover hotel in Manilla, or any flights.